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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave Progress, Free Book & More!

April 26, 2019
VICTORY/PROGRESS : BIG news for paid family and medical leave in North Carolina! The NC Families First Act is the first comprehensive, stand-alone bill that would provide paid family and medical leave for North Carolina's families. And it's been filed, a MAJOR step in moving the bill forward and...
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Power of Parent Voices

April 25, 2019
Have you noticed that everywhere you look, people are talking about childcare? This is HUGE! Many families across the country know that the childcare struggle is very, very real. It is crucuial that moms, dads, caregivers, advocates, and elected officals are talking about this issue that impacts so...
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Raising Biracial Kids

April 25, 2019
I have a lot of questions as a mom raising biracial children who don’t necessarily look like me. My son is a beautiful mixture of myself and my husband in both personality and appearance. He is a silly, gregarious, and fun-loving bundle of energy like my husband, and also inquisitive, curious, (and...
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Nearly 30,000 NC children are on the waiting list for child care subsidies.

NC Legislators Need to Support Child Care Subsidy Assistance for Working Families

April 24, 2019
Few families can afford the high cost of child care. And that’s no surprise. In North Carolina, the average cost of infant care is $9,225 annually per child – greater than the cost of in-state college tuition! A working parent who can’t access child care subsidy assistance will spend more than 1/3...
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What You Need to Know About the Brands and Influencers Jumping on the 4/20 Weed Wagon

April 19, 2019
4/20 Day -- the celebration of marijuana that occurs every year on April 20 -- gets more popular every year. And while you probably haven't heard too much about it, your kids likely have. That's because 4/20 awareness spreads mostly on the sites and apps that attract tweens and teens, such as...
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I want to thank you this Tax Day!

April 15, 2019
Today is Tax Day! Feeling less than inspired by this? That’s because the billionaires and big corporations, not people like you and me, are reaping the benefits of the Trump Tax Scam. That’s why we need to use the media moment of Tax Day to send more letters to the editor this week in your local...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Julie from Arizona

April 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Julie in Arizona about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit boost her family's income. She shared this story at a recent press conference in Washington, D.C. for the Working Families Tax Relief Act. Read more...
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San Miguel de Allende, bilingual kids

Why Use Music to Start Your Bilingual Journey

April 10, 2019
“Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi?” on loop … that was my 90’s song from Patti LaBelle’s 1974 hit. Why that had to become my earworm to haunt my young adulthood says more about my aspirations than my reality, but it did pique my interest in foreign languages. Flash forward a million years and I am a...
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All New #RisersRadio: Make Legislative Change Real Change!

April 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover why the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is critically important right now; as well as how YOU can keep marching and also help advance the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. We'll then learn about some big wins relating to the #...
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DC/VA/MD: Join us on April 10th!

RSVP TODAY! Working Family Tax Credit Day of Celebration!

April 5, 2019
This is HUGE! And we want YOU to celebrate with us. We are bringing a mom, Julie, from Arizona to tell her story at a press conference and we want YOU and YOUR KIDS to literally back her up! You will be standing alongside Julie and the Senators at the press conference. Afterward, we'll deliver stories and letters from moms around the country to the key Senators who haven't co-sponsored the bill yet, giving them essential info on how working family tax credits are important to families leading up to Tax Day.
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