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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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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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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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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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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019
It's March, and spring is officially in the air! We're back with this week's round-up of top actions, featuring urgent campaigns around tax credits for working families, child care, protecting school lunch and SNAP (food stamps), gun safety, the #FakeNationalEmergency, and more. Be sure to scroll...
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Jean Fairfax Raised the Bar

March 1, 2019
“Someone had to break the pattern, and very often the civil rights revolution was initiated by the most vulnerable Black persons. Many of them were women and many of them were children—tough, resilient, hopeful, beautiful children. The greatest experience of my life was standing with them as they...
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We need Child Care for All Families Now!

February 27, 2019
I’m newly back in the office after having my baby and I have one thing on my mind—we HAVE TO solve the childcare crisis in this country. At my neighborhood meetup for new parents not a week goes by that childcare doesn’t come up as a major issue for families. Moms with no choice but to quit jobs...
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The real truth about Trump's child care record

February 25, 2019
Today, the White House Council of Economic Advisors released a paper on work and the cost of child care. This is yet another example of the Trump Administration white-washing its record on supporting families’ access to affordable child care. During the 2016 presidential election, then candidate...
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Now On #RisersRadio : The Power of YOU! Powered up & Ready to go

February 25, 2019
We have an all new #Radioshow out this week where we cover the power of YOU! How YOU can help get the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed through Congress; tips for doing big things; how access to early learning & childcare is finally catching fire (thank goodness!); and how you can help...
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