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Your top #5Actions for this week: Friday, September 16, 2022

September 16, 2022
Your voice is as important as ever, and we have several actions on a wide range of topics that we need your help with in this week’s #5Actions. You can make a difference by signing these actions and sharing your stories on issues like student loan forgiveness, marriage equality, the importance of...
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Quick signature: Do Not Let Families Lose Critical Home Visiting Services

September 13, 2022
Those earliest moments with our babies are some of the most magical, full of firsts—first breath, first smile, first step. Supporting new moms and birthing people and their babies during those magical moments is critical for strengthening our communities and promoting positive parent-child...
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New Yorkers: Find out if you qualify for child care subsidies

August 17, 2022
Good news for families across New York State: expanded eligibility for child care subsidies is here! In simple terms, this means that the income eligibility for child care subsidies has expanded! As of August 1st, in New York, families of 2 earning up to $54,930 and families of four earning up to $...
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Neoyorquinos: puedes calificar para subsidios de cuidado infantil

August 17, 2022
¡Buenas noticias para las familias de todo el estado de Nueva York! La elegibilidad ampliada para los subsidios de cuidado infantil está aquí! A partir del 1 de agosto, en Nueva York, las familias de 2 integrantes que ganen hasta $54,930 y las familias de cuatro integrantes que ganen hasta $83,250...
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Sometimes we as moms don’t realize just how important our role is – the seriousness of keeping another mammal alive.

New Motherhood Lessons from the Border Collies

August 17, 2022
I live (and work) with a herd of animals – horses, dogs, chickens and more. I spend long hours with them, learning their way of life, their state of being, and their patterns in relationships – including motherhood. In June, we welcomed a beautiful litter of six healthy Border Collie pups. (That...
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My Homage to Child Care

August 10, 2022
Last Friday was my daughter’s last day in her pre-k program. We found the program when we bought our house in 2019, a much simpler time, pre-pandemic. We toured a couple local centers, but ultimately fell in love with this one because of their play-based learning curriculum, the inclusion of nature in the program, and the amazing teachers.
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Urgent action needed to support health equity and care in reconciliation!

July 28, 2022
"South Carolina, where I live, has refused to expand Medicaid coverage and I volunteer in my church's outreach program. Our clients need medical care and can't afford it. There is very little help for them. If we had expanded Medicaid, they would be in much better health and some could even go back...
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Los maestros NECESITAN acceso a cuidado infantil

July 25, 2022
​​En junio pasado, el Center for American Progress publicó una columna sobre los beneficios de las inversiones en cuidado infantil para los educadores K-12. No se puede subestimar la necesidad de invertir en cuidado infantil a nivel federal. Las familias de todo el país le han estado mostrando al...
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Teachers NEED affordable childcare.

July 21, 2022
This past June, the Center for American Progress published a column on the benefits of child care investments for K-12 educators. The need to invest in child care on a federal level cannot be understated. Families around the country have been showing to Congress for years that our child care system is broken, and the pandemic only made things worse.
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We Are MomsRising

15 Washington State Fellows dedicated to bringing equity, and healing to their communities, and MomsRising.

June 30, 2022
Being a parent is a selfless act. For many, advocacy is reimagined here. The dreams of a brighter future for our children and communities is our motivation. Our Washington state Fellows of 2022-2023 encompass selflessness, determination, and vulnerability as they step more deeply into the shared...
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