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#GoodNews This Week: Butterflies, Demanding More for Moms, Child Care Bailout and more!

May 2, 2020
Like most of the nation, this week the MomsRising community was focused on responding to the COVID-19 health crisis. VOICES: Free Migrant Children and Families From Detention Diana Limogi Butterflies Instagram Post.png MomsRising's Diana Limongi made these beautiful butterflies in support of our #...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020
Greetings! We hope your week has been as good as possible. This is a really difficult time in our nation and world. Thank you for all you’re doing to help lift families in this time of crisis. To that end, please see this week's list of most urgent actions below, featuring our top campaigns around...
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Parenting On Demand vs Appointment Parenting

April 28, 2020
In the age of quarantine, parenting on demand takes on a new level of dedication, time, and patience. My partner, alternatively, practices “parenting by appointment”. We are not co-parenting compatibly in the pandemic, and it’s a problem. By no means is this the most grave of issues amidst a global...
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MomsRising’s COVID-19 Priorities: April 2020

April 28, 2020
Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/28/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information. All policies addressing this...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020
Happy Friday. We hope you've had a good week, and are looking forward to some down time this weekend. We know how busy these times are, whether you're able to stay at home, or one of our brave workers on the front lines. Our weekly list of Top 5 Actions is a handy round-up of the biggest campaigns...
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Head Start Programs On Front Line During COVID-19 Emergency

April 13, 2020
Recently I have been asked whether Head Start programs are open or closed during the coronavirus outbreak. The answer is that they are open and have been on the front lines throughout this public health crisis. Head Start programs in Washington State are providing child care to essential workers, homeless children, children at risk of abuse or neglect, and other priority populations as needed.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020
First: we are sending strength to you, your family, and your community. These are unprecedented times. But times like these also remind us why it's so important to stand up and speak out for the issues we care about, both during times of crisis and in the long-term. Below please find our latest...
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COVID-19 Tips, Actions for Families and Childcare Providers

April 7, 2020
First, let me say that I hope this note finds you and the ones you love safe and healthy. I also want you to know ZERO TO THREE is here for you and everyone who cares about the health and well-being of babies and toddlers. Our work together, on behalf of the youngest among us, is far too important...
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See how COVID-19 has put child care in crisis

April 7, 2020
Every morning for the last two weeks I’ve woken up wondering what impact this COVID-19 crisis will have on my toddler’s life along with our entire country. My partner and I are juggling our work schedules (like so many parents and caregivers!) the best we can as we try to give her some semblance of...
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#5Actions You Can Take Right Now: Paid Leave, Protecting Incarcerated Loved Ones, and More

April 3, 2020
Last week, the CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law. You can read our statement here . While there is still more work to be done, the CARES Act provides urgently-needed support to moms and working families, small businesses and the health care system. This week's actions are things...
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