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Childcare & Early Education

How Trump’s immigration policies are harming children and future generations

July 31, 2018
Since its beginning, the Trump Administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects—right now and potentially long term—on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s youngest residents. Now, the White House is considering another deeply damaging policy. Draft changes to the “public charge” rule would put immigration status at risk if immigrant families seek access to programs that support health, nutrition, and economic stability. Through The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) are working with advocates across the country to fight back. Learn more and join us at https://bit.ly/PIFresources .
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The Census Citizenship Question and Children

July 27, 2018
Who counts as a person in America? The answer is more complicated than it should be. Every ten years the government is required by the Constitution to count the entire resident population of the United States. The Census matters for a very long list of reasons beginning with political...
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We Are MomsRising!

Everything You Need to Know About We Are MomsRising!

July 24, 2018
I don’t know about you, but lately the doom and gloom of politics makes my head spin. It is hard to not only keep up with what is happening but also on what to make of it all. When everything feels like it is going wrong, it is more important than ever to find moments of inspiration. For me, one of...
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How to Help Tweens and Teens Create a Social Media Feed That Feeds Their Soul

July 24, 2018
You know that girl from TV -- the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that amazing singer on musical.ly whom you can’t believe is only 14? And then there's that kid whose Snapchat stories of Coachella got 500 views. Your kids may be following people like this...
Caroline Knorr's picture
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#5Actions of the Past Week: July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018
It's Friday! And hopefully a beautiful day wherever you are. Summer is hopefully a time when you can relax and tune out a bit. And that's why our weekly #5Actions round up of top actions from the past week is so useful. Please scroll down and make sure you've checked all of these urgent calls-to-...
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Building Partnerships at the Grassroots Movement for Child Care and Early Education

July 16, 2018
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to press pause on the day to day responsibilities of raising four young kids and juggling my work as the affiliate director of the New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children. I flew to Washington, D.C. with some of my favorite MomsRising...
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When love doesn't pay the bills: Why supporting quality affordable childcare is good for all

July 16, 2018
Last month, I represented MomsRising as part of the first ever Grassroots Assembly on Childcare and Early Education. Seventy five policy and advocacy groups came together to discuss the state of childcare in America. We came from all over the country; from the inner city of Detroit, the beaches of...
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How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War

July 11, 2018
Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain this stuff to your kids? Today, issues involving violence, crime, and war -- whether they're in popular shows, video games, books, or news coverage -- reach even the youngest kids. And...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018
We are SO INSPIRED by the hundreds of thousands (yes! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS) of people who rallied last weekend all over the country in support of immigrant children and families! Your voices are making a difference! We have already defeated two very bad immigration bills in the last few weeks...
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Show you do care: The moment is NOW to stand up for children!

July 2, 2018
My father came to the United States when he was about 14 years old, full of the hope that every immigrant feels. He worked hard building houses, raising a family and teaching us to love our country. My mother, also a daughter of immigrants, shared his love and sense of justice. I can’t think of any...
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