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Families & The Federal Budget

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2022 IMPACT: Our Legislative & Policy Wins

January 27, 2023
In 2022 MomsRising won transformational policy changes that bettered the lives of families, boosted the economy, and lifted democracy.
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Breaking Through into 2023! New Year, New Resolutions, New Victories!

January 11, 2023
On the radio show this week we dive into 2023 to cover the latest with the care infrastructure policies (paid family/medical leave, childcare, home- and community-based services, and fair pay for care workers), the ongoing fight for everyone who needs access to abortioncare to have access, hear...
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MomsRising family in front of the Capitol during their Child Tax Credit Day of Action

Day in the Life: Follow MomsRising on a Child Tax Credit Day of Action in Capitol Hill!

December 15, 2022
One year ago today (December 15th, 2021), the last expanded monthly Child Tax Credit payments went out. These checks were a huge relief for families to help pay for necessities like medical bills, rent, food, childcare, and more. MomsRising members across the country raised their voices in response...
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What the duck?! *I mean duck! Duck! DUCK!

December 13, 2022
Since my toddler is here with me and I can’t say what I REALLY want to say, what I will say is…What the actual **DUCK,** Congress?! Policies like the Child Tax Credit are a huge ducking deal and families are tired of waiting, so we are sending ALL the ducks to Washington, DC instead – and we need...
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MomsRising Stories: How the Child Tax Credit Impacts Our Families

December 1, 2022
Childcare prices have exploded over the last decade, and with the pandemic, options have diminished. My husband and I are both public elementary school teachers. We are able to live comfortably but not extravagantly. Affording daycare for our toddler son has pushed our budget to the limit-- we make...
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Tell Congress “prioritize our families now!”

November 18, 2022
There are less than 7 weeks left in the year but WOW does Congress have some work to do! We have created a “to-do” list for Congress to keep them on schedule for delivering important policies for our families, children, and economy by the end of the year.
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Entendiendo el programa de alivio de los préstamos estudiantiles

November 3, 2022
Ha habido mucho revuelo en torno al programa de alivio de los préstamos estudiantiles del presidente Biden, ¡y con razón! El presidente Biden anunció el 17 de octubre que el portal para aplicar en línea para el alivio de los préstamos estudiantiles estaba abierto y en la misma semana visitó...
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A Closer Look: The Student Debt Loan Relief Program

November 1, 2022
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding President Biden’s Student Debt Loan Relief Program and rightly so! On October 17th, President Biden unveiled the online application portal for student loan debt relief and later that week, President Biden visited Delaware University, an Historically Black...
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CNN OPINION: The harsh reality conservatives refuse to acknowledge

September 19, 2022
In a powerful CNN Opinion, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner argues that, as the midterm elections approach, moms are a motivated voting force, and only one party is prioritizing issues that matter most to moms and families.
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We Are MomsRising
MomsRising member Angelina Scott and her husband, Matthew.

Do our elected leaders know how it feels to choose between food and medicine? I do.

August 30, 2022
"I’ll never forget stumbling into my pharmacy one day, my blood pressure soaring. I could barely see. I asked the pharmacist: Could you just give me a couple pills? Just five or six, until my next paycheck comes in? I'm scared."
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