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Childcare & Early Education

Thank you Hank Zipzer

March 28, 2019
Books have played an outsized role in my life. As an introverted only child and the daughter of a bookworm, growing up, children’s books were my refuge and my joy. My favorite teacher to this day was my high school English teacher, Mrs. Betty Lou Blumberg, who introduced me to great fiction with...
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Trump Budget Update!

SIGNATURE NEEDED: Trump’s budget hurts moms & families!

March 21, 2019
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and...
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Ending Lead Exposure at NC Child Care Centers

March 18, 2019
Here’s a welcome good news story about kids’ health and the environment: In North Carolina, public health officials have been working for more than 30 years to eliminate childhood lead poisoning – and have come very close to doing so. Child blood levels have dropped dramatically population-wide...
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All New Risers Radio: We're So Excited!

March 11, 2019
We are all new on the radio show this week as we cover the GIANT win of JPMorgan Chase's announcement that they will “no longer bank the private prison industry”! We discuss the “work beneath the work” as well as the childcare crisis in America and hear about more WINS. We also get the inside scoop...
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The Latinx Childcare Struggle Is Real

March 8, 2019
As Latinx parents raising multicultural kids we know the challenges too well. Do we speak Spanish at home with our kids? How do we keep our kids from rejecting our cultural traditions (do we even care about these traditions...)? Where do we find books and toys that are representative of our various...
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#GoodNews This Week: Blocking Private Prison Money, Childcare Tax Credit, More!

March 8, 2019
VICTORY ! MomsRising/MamásconPoder leads the #FamiliesBelongTogether Corporate Accountability Committee of over 100 organizations… and we're thrilled to share that we just had a HUGE victory. One of our two key corporate targets, JP Morgan Chase bank, just announced: "We will no longer bank the...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019
It's been another busy week, and we're ready for the weekend. But first: can you make sure to check off of our most urgent actions from this past week? From telling the Senate to stop Trump's power grab, to sharing your story about the importance of quality and affordable childcare, your voice is...
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The Work Beneath the Work: What We're Fighting About When We're Fighting About Our Profession

March 8, 2019
As most any couple will tell you, you’re never actually fighting about the dishes. You’re fighting about what doing the dishes says about how you’re valued and respected. In Congress, likewise, and in our early childhood education (ECE) community, we’re often not fighting about the thing we appear...
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Why the American Family Act Would Help my Family

March 6, 2019
MomsRising super mom, Jessica Morrison, spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill about how the American Family Act would help her growing family. Read her story below and watch her speak here ! Good afternoon. My name is Jessica Morrison. I live just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and I...
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Millennials don’t have an avocado eating problem...

March 6, 2019
D elicious avocado toast isn’t why families like mine are struggling financially, as has been ridiculously proposed, but childcare...now THAT is an actual problem. It’s hard to believe that out of touch millionaires like Tim Gurner can even suggest that eating avocados could be a reason that...
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