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Mad at Manchin? Turn your anger to action

December 20, 2021
Sen Manchin's announcement that he will not support the current version of the Build Back Better Act is a stinging, heartbreaking, disappointment to families in his state. Join us in urging him to come back to the negotiating table.
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What's in Build Back Better (BBB) for Families? MomsRising Staff Explains

December 17, 2021
Every provision of the Build Back Better agenda is supported by at least two in three Americans. This is why it's important to spread the word far and wide about what is in this proposed legislation and what it would mean for families.
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Holiday letter to thank WA Legislators for their work to support kids

December 16, 2021
I share with my kids frequently about the benefits of gratitude and remind them that when you share with a friend (or a sibling!) that their actions had a positive impact, they’re more likely to repeat the action. The same is true for advocacy!
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NEW sticky note deadline is December 24

December 16, 2021
More than 2,000 moms and family members across the country have already signed up to do this action, and we are extending the deadline to December 24 timed to the state of play in Congress. Our wave of sticky notes from moms, caregivers, and family members on Senate office doors across the country needs to keep growing over the next critical week to help keep this legislation moving!
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Hey Congress -- Don't take away our monthly CTC payments, Pass BBB Today!

December 15, 2021
December 15th will be the LAST monthly Child Tax Credit check for families if the U.S. Senate doesn’t act by the end of the year! It’s time to tell the U.S. Senate to vote yes and pass the Build Back Better Act and save the Child Tax Credit that helps children and families thrive!
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"The Cost of My Son's Program Was Shocking" - We Are MomsRising

December 13, 2021
"Though he’s in childcare part-time, and even with a discount from my husband’s employer, we pay more than $800/month for care. At the same time, the director and teachers at my son’s program likely don’t make living wages. This is unacceptable." - Kate Rosenbaum
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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. It is time to Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. The pandemic's effect on maternal mental health is staggering. We must – and we can – put into place public policies to support families and ease the stress and anxieties mothers are facing.
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Let's End 50 Years Without Child Care

December 10, 2021
Did you know that we could have had a fair and just universal child care system 50 years ago? That’s right (and infuriating!). It was 50 years ago today when Republican President Richard Nixon vetoed the Comprehensive Child Development Act, a bill that would have implemented a multibillion-dollar...
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Cómo Nixon hizo posible la crisis actual del cuidado infantil

December 10, 2021
Si no hubiera sido por el ex presidente republicano Richard Nixon, las familias como la nuestra probablemente no tendrían dificultades para pagar y encontrar cuidado infantil. Punto final. El 10 de diciembre es el 50 aniversario del veto de Nixon al Cuidado Infantil Universal, también conocido como...
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