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Top #5Actions for Friday, September 17, 2021: Back-to-School Edition

September 14, 2021
This year, the back-to-school season is filled with emotions as we navigate rising numbers in COVID-19 cases, changing class schedules and the never-ending discussions around mask mandates. Check out these actions to help you navigate your way through this very different school year.
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Abuelos: Los héroes anónimos de la crisis del cuidado infantil

September 12, 2021
Cuando estuve embarazada de mi primer hijo, me di cuenta de que todo mi sueldo se destinaría a pagar el cuidado infantil. Gracias a Dios, fui una de los padres afortunadas que contó con el apoyo de los abuelos: mi madre intervino y brindó cuidado de niños todos los días, a tiempo completo, desde...
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Grandparents: The Unsung Heroes of the Child Care Crisis

September 7, 2021
Having grandparent care should be a meaningful choice - one that is done because it works for the whole family. NOT a forced last resort because of our broken child care system.
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Map plus call to action to Drop a Pin if you have a child going back to school

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021
This week’s #5Actions include resources to help ease the transition back to school and share your story about how you’re dealing with the pandemic -- as well as about how to help build the care infrastructure that our nation needs through the Congressional process that’s moving right now.
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Parents and Representative Meet to Celebrate Caregiving in Chester County, PA

August 26, 2021
In spite of the frenzy of back-to-school and end-of-summer, over 30 parents and community members came together in Chester County earlier this month to celebrate caregiving, and remind our members of Congress that essential programs like paid family and medical leave, early learning, and home and...
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Care Land (the Game): Brought to YOU by MomsRising

August 26, 2021
Right now, Congress is rapidly finalizing the details of the budget that will determine how much funding we have for child care and early learning. This is the moment our movement has been waiting for. Because of your actions, texts and calls now and over the years, we collectively let Congress...
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Dear Congress: "The system is broken and it needs to be fixed." A Care Economy Storybook

August 19, 2021
It's not enough to go back to where we were. We need to build back better. In our Care Economy Storybook 2021, MomsRising has captured powerful and moving stories from families across the nation about how hard it is to give care, making the case that it doesn't have to be this way.
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Text CARE to 747464

Text CARE to 747464!

August 19, 2021
Our priorities are at risk and we need your help to keep the pressure on! Pick up your phone and text CARE to 747464. Tell your lawmaker you’re COUNTING ON THEM to support child care, paid leave, and more. It’s time to make transformative change.
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Moms Got It Done This Year in the Washington Legislature

August 12, 2021
Last September, as wildfires ravaged the Pacific Northwest, my son George’s preschool was closed because it was unsafe to play outside. For what was already a very hard year for our kids—in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic—I had to explain to my son that this time it wasn’t the virus...
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Leave the games to the kids, we need child care NOW!

July 27, 2021
Our nation can choose to provide quality child care and ensure all our families are able to thrive. We need to create a child care system that meets the needs of children, families, communities, and child care providers. Please take action!
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