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January 18, 2019
“My husband and I are both contractors who support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. I have called all my creditors and doctors and explained the situation. I have cancelled ALL my appointments and only pay what is necessary (electric, water, insurance for my vehicle, health care for my 9 year old...
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Take These #5Actions & Make An Impact! MLK Weekend Edition

January 18, 2019
It’s #5actions Friday! Start your celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. early with these top five quick actions that will make a big impact. We’re speaking out for universal background checks on gun purchases, standing up against the #TrumpShutdown, signing up to #keepmarching this weekend...
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Ogden, Clarksville, Huntsville: Stories from the Trump Shutdown

January 17, 2019
When one contemplates the epicenter of the Trump Shutdown, the snowy community of Ogden, Utah probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Neither is Clarksville, West Virginia. Or Huntsville, Alabama. But as the shutdown enters its 27th day, these communities are among the places where the...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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The government shutdown closed my child care

January 11, 2019
The government shutdown closed my child care center, but my husband and I have to work. That means we're paying for child care twice.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: January 11, 2018

January 11, 2019
Happy Friday! We're already up to full speed in 2019, and we need all hands on deck to speak out about the government shutdown, as well as priorities for the new Congress. And we're celebrating a big victory this week too! Scroll down to take action and find out more. As always, THANK YOU for all...
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Day 20: The Trump Shutdown's forgotten workers

January 10, 2019
Donna Kelly has bills to not pay. $386 for her car note. $198.26 for her car insurance. $52.50 for her cellphone service. $119.75 for Pepco. But Kelly, a security guard at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, won’t be paying...
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The Trump Wall: A Monument to Cynical Deception

January 9, 2019
Steel or concrete, President Trump’s wall is a useless, wasteful and increasingly tired ploy. The President once again chose to mislead and to sow fear. The vast majority of families with children or children alone who seek asylum in the United States are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home...
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Voices From The Trump Shutdown

January 9, 2019
Today is Day 19. Some 800,000 federal employees are affected by the Trump Government Shutdown. These include approximately 420,000 workers deemed essential and working without pay, and about 380,000 workers who have been furloughed without pay. These numbers do not include workers employed by...
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Winter break can be terrifying for mothers living in poverty

December 27, 2018
No one wants a child to go hungry, but in the world’s wealthiest nation, hunger is a very real problem in the lives of students living in poverty. As a public school educator working with some of New Orlean’s most impoverished students, I get a pit in my stomach every time a student nudges me to...
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