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Childcare & Early Education

Vote for Children Who Cannot Vote for Themselves

November 2, 2018
“That candidates were answering to us was really powerful. I was really glad I got to be a part of it. Even though I can’t vote yet, I’m doing everything I can to tell my family and friends the importance of using their vote.” –Kelsey, high school sophomore in Austin, Texas “I thought it was really...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Jade from California

October 31, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Jade in California about the childcare struggle and her experiences as an immigrant. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My partner Caesar is Mexican and I am British. It took...
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Lessons from Ruby Bridges

October 26, 2018
I recently had the joy of presenting an award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs to Ruby Bridges. As a six-year-old first grader in New Orleans in 1960, Ruby Bridges became the first Black student to attend an all-White elementary school in the South. She...
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America Must Turn the Lights On Afterschool, So Youth and Families Can Thrive

October 24, 2018
In Newark, New Jersey, the afterschool program is teaming with the Audubon Society to use infrared cameras to study how animals move overnight, and students are creating their own comic book heroes. In San Benito, Texas, a few miles from the border with Mexico, afterschool programs will hold...
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We Are MomsRising, Sheila from North Carolina

October 22, 2018
October is HeadStart Awarness Month. In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Sheila in North Carolina about her experiences with Early Head Start and Head Start. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My story with Head...
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Quick Action!

Tell Congress to invest in childcare - not child prisons!

October 19, 2018
"I receive childcare assistance through my local DHS office. If I didn’t get this assistance I could not work (even though I live paycheck to paycheck) and would have to apply for Welfare. I’m more than grateful for every penny I receive for childcare. Without it I would have to pay $120 a week! My...
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Work & Family
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Make it Work: Transforming the workplace for families and moms

October 17, 2018
October is National Work and Family Month and it’s a good time to talk about the demands of both work and family. Workers, especially working parents, need workplace supports that help address deep systemic inequities based on race, class, and gender. We need policies that make it possible for...
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Who Will We Welcome? Will We Welcome the Children?

October 12, 2018
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:33-34) Every third weekend of October many thousands of people...
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Setting the Example in This Moment

October 5, 2018
As parents and grandparents once again struggle to determine how to explain to their children current headlines of moral indecency at the highest levels, adults everywhere are reminded that we must all continue to strive to be the examples we want our children to emulate. We cannot depend on anyone...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018
It's been a powerful week. Yesterday we delivered over 1.5 million signatures from people like you opposing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tens of thousands of us have called, written and emailed our Senators asking for the same. And many more gathered outside Senate offices yesterday to...
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