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Getting Out The Vote for Early Care and Education

December 17, 2020
As part of its America For Early Ed Initiative, NAEYC created its “Our Votes. Their Futures” electoral advocacy campaign, which engaged thousands of child care providers and families in the 2020 elections. NAEYC teamed up with partners like ECM and hosted virtual panels at both major parties’ conventions, took part in National Voter Registration Day, and used social media to bring attention to child care as an issue to ask candidates about during debates and to hold them accountable for when elected.
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Nearly 30,000 NC children are on the waiting list for child care subsidies.

Review the Week: Parent Power! [Dec. 18, 2020]

December 17, 2020
ICYMI: The MomsRising community was all about creating, harnassing and using our PARENT POWER for good this week. Check out some content you might have missed for the week ending Dec. 18, 2020. YOUR GIFT MATCHED: Double Your Parent Power We need you now! As 2020 winds to a close, we’re giving...
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Tips for Parents of Infants in Times of Crisis

December 16, 2020
We are living in unprecedented times in a global pandemic. As a psychotherapist and child development expert, I witness and assist the anxiety and stress parents are under, and as I say, parenting is messy, and one of my missions is to help with that mess. We are currently parenting under uncertain...
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Enough with Impossible Choices: Saving Child Care in COVID-19

December 15, 2020
With many schools across the country going virtual for the indefinite future, life has turned upside down for families. As two toddler moms working from home, we juggle snacks, naptime, and teatime with stuffed animals with our own endless Zoom meetings and overflowing inboxes. It’s easy to feel...
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Top #5Actions for This Week: December 11, 2020

December 13, 2020
As we move towards the end of 2020, we are still waiting on Congress to pass comprehensive COVID-19 legislation. If you haven’t already signed the petition, please find the link below. We also have four other ways for you to get involved with MomsRising. -- Sue Anne, Kristin, Elyssa, Nina, Anita,...
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Review the Week: How We Shared Our Power [Dec. 11, 2020]

December 11, 2020
ICYMI: Despite a global pandemic and a year of unique pain and challenges, together, we lifted our voices, spoke up for each other and shared our power to help ALL moms and families experience racial, economic and gender justice. Check out these posts that reflected, amplified and powered up the...
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Through the Night Film

Through the Night: A Documentary That Shows Us a Glimpse of 24 Hour Child Care

December 10, 2020
Through the Night, a documentary by filmmaker Loira Limbal, an Afro-Dominican filmmaker and DJ, is a documentary that shares the story of a 24 hour child care center in New Rochelle, NY, Dee’s Tots. The documentary sheds light on what providers and parents go through as navigate caregiving in our...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an urgent crisis, yet many of the protections passed earlier this year are set to expire at the end of the month. We are calling on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass a relief package now that will benefit everyone in our nation. We also must urge Congress to...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020
With the election mostly behind us (except in Georgia, more on that in the coming weeks!!) and the holidays approaching, there’s still a lot to be done. Our leading action this week is asking you to share your experience with us about how COVID-19 is impacting your life in order to help push...
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Moms Are Parenting the Workforce!?

October 29, 2020
In her latest blog post, Capacity Building Manager Marianne Bullock reflects on a new, precarious reality. "It's not that women are falling off the cliff," she shares, "but that we are being pushed off and out of the workforce by a lack of policies that support the on-the-ground reality of the burden of care for our children's wellbeing."

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