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Childcare & Early Education

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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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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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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Honoring the Trailblazing Judge Patricia Wald

February 22, 2019
When President Barack Obama awarded Judge Patricia Wald the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, he summed up her career this way: “Patricia McGowan Wald made history as the first woman appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rising to Chief Judge of...
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¡Necesitamos cuidado infantil para todas las familias!

February 18, 2019
Acabo de volver al trabajo después de tener a mi bebita, y al igual que muchos padres latinx, ¡tengo muchas preguntas! ¿Debo hablarle español a mi hija en casa? ¿Cómo evito que mi hija rechace nuestras tradiciones culturales? ¿Dónde puedo encontrar acceso a cuidado infantil de alta calidad...
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Democrats' Progressive Agenda Must Include Addressing the Nation's Child Care Crisis

February 15, 2019
By Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) If there’s one thing that voters across the country have made very clear, it’s that they want big, bold solutions to the serious challenges facing them and their families. While the wealthiest Americans and biggest...
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Social Emotional Health and our Immigration Issues

February 12, 2019
My heart sinks every time I watch the news or read my Twitter feed. How did we get here? Our country has become so polarized when it pertains to our immigration system that we have lost the ability to feel empathy for those who seek assistance. As a mental health professional, I am alarmed that our...
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“Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo”

February 8, 2019
“If the justice system does not change incarceration will continue to be as arbitrary as a game of eeny, meeny, miny, mo, with black kids and black men hoping to avoid being ‘IT.’” Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo is the title of this series of paintings by Nashville native Omari Booker, a visual artist who...
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Dangerous Steps Backwards on Discriminatory School Discipline

February 1, 2019
In January 2014, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice jointly released a ‘guidance package’ on school discipline to help schools and districts meet their responsibilities under federal civil rights law to use nondiscriminatory discipline practices. Years of data have shown children of...
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#RisersRadio: Democracy Is NOT A Spectator Sport

January 28, 2019
On the #RisersRadio show this week we cover the government shutdown, re-opening, and what’s happening next; we get the inside scoop from a structural engineer about the literal faults in Trump’s ridiculous wall; we hear the impact of using children’s access to healthy food as a political football;...
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