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Empowering Our Volunteers & Growing Long-Term Local Leaders Through the Power of Storytelling

March 24, 2023
As humans, we live in and through stories. Neuroscience shows that our brains like stories —we actually crave stories—and when we hear a well-told story, it helps us to cut out distractions, helps people remember concepts with greater accuracy, and as hearts are changed as stories are told and...
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¡Detengan la emergencia en WIC!

November 10, 2023
La cuenta regresiva ha comenzado… ¡otra vez! El Congreso necesita tomar medidas para mantener al gobierno financiado antes del 17 de noviembre... y también DEBEN aprobar el cuidado infantil de emergencia y la financiación de WIC en ese momento o millones de familias, junto con las empresas y...
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Protect WIC and Child Care!

November 9, 2023
The countdown has begun….again! I know it seems like we are always up against a critical deadline, and that’s often the case – and this critical deadline is a really, really big one! Congress needs to take action to keep the government funded by November 17th….and they also MUST pass emergency...
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I Know the System & Still Failed at Times

November 9, 2023
When I was a kid, whenever I ever asked my mother a question, her answer always started with “the Mother’s Handbook says…” Then she would make some ridiculous answer up, and yet somehow I still believed her every time. So, when I became a mom I was quite disappointed to find out there was no “...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, November 3, 2023

November 3, 2023
Scary Halloween: Comprehensive gun policy reform NOW, starting with a ban on assault weapons and high-cap magazines! Over Halloween weekend, a series of mass shootings across the country left at least 11 people dead and 76 others injured - and last week, headlines were captured by the tragedy in...
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This is an emergency! Protect WIC now!

November 2, 2023
The time has come for us to ring all the alarm bells to protect the highly successful WIC program that provides nutritional assistance to 7 million pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and young children! Unless immediate action by Congress is taken in November when it extends the current...
Elyssa Schmier's picture

Republican shutdown stopped…but there’s more to do

October 3, 2023
You were heard on Capitol Hill! All your phone calls, signatures, letters, stories, and outcries were heard and the Republican government shutdown was stopped at the last minute! But our work isn't over!
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Breaking Through: #Shutdown #MediaMatters #ChildCare #Momnibus

September 26, 2023
On the radio show this week, we cover why the national budget is also a moral document that shows the deep priorities of our country – and where kids stand in that budget; we uncover the latest with Fox News, dive into double standards and false equivalencies in the media, and learn tactics to get real news; we hear about the #ChildCareCliff why it impacts businesses too and hear how we can help our nation avoid it; and we close the show discussing tactics to get every member of Congress on the bus… the Momnibus!
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We need your help!

September 25, 2023
The clock is ticking and unless immediate action is taken, in less than a week the federal government will run out of money and shutdown on October 1st. This is not a drill! House Republicans have created this totally manufactured, preventable crisis that will hurt our families, workers (especially...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, September 22, 2023

September 21, 2023
Unless Congress takes immediate action, when the clock strikes midnight on October 1st the government will shutdown. Let’s be clear: House Republicans have created this totally manufactured, preventable crisis that will hurt our families, workers (especially military and government workers),...
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