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Protect People With Disabilities: Sign On Here!

January 23, 2020
I’m always taken aback by the cruelty of President Trump’s proposals and this time is no different. He is proposing changes to disability insurance (SSDI and SSI) that would impact an estimated 2.6 million people with disabilities, many of whom are children ! Families like Kara’s: “My son is on the...
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The CHN Human Needs Report: Final spending bills, parental leave for federal workers, ACA's future, and more

December 20, 2019
The highlights - and lowlights - of the FY20 spending package. Paid parental leave for federal workers. A ruling against the ACA. Efforts to preserve SNAP and immigration benefits. All this and more in the Coalition on Human Needs' latest Human Needs Report.
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2019 Year In Review: MOMentum Wins!

December 15, 2019
From start to finish, 2019 has been a year of rip-roaring, unstoppable, joyful MOMentum! Just to name a few of the major wins we accomplished together this year: MomsRising leads a coalition that won commitments from major national and regional banks to quit financing private prisons, including the...
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SIGN To Tell Congress: “Repeal the #TrumpTaxScam!

December 10, 2019
After two years, the evidence is in. President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka the Trump Tax Scam) has made things much worse by exacerbating income and wealth inequality with the vast majority of the tax cuts going to the richest 1% and big corporations. ***SIGN OUR LETTER calling on the U.S...
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States Can Boost WIC, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income Women, Young Children

December 9, 2019
State policymakers can do more to ensure that low-income women and young children participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Just over half of those eligible currently participate, despite WIC’s well-documented role in improving birth, diet,...
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QUICK ACTION NEEDED to support immigrant families!

December 9, 2019
We want our tax dollars to go to programs that boost our families, not the incarceration of immigrant children and families! Send a letter to your local newspaper NOW speaking out against the funding of Trump's cruel immigration policies!
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Your Signature Needed on the Week's Top 5 Actions! 12/6/2019

December 9, 2019
It's the last month of the year, and of the decade. Wow. While time may go quickly, our movement to demand an economy that works for women and families will have lasting, enduring impact. And it's built by the individual actions of fired-up people like you. Please scroll down for our latest list of...
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Tax time is a big deal.

December 6, 2019
[This is a guest blog post by Aaron Carrillo, a RESULTS advocate in Lawrence, Kansas.] Some kids look forward to their birthdays, or holidays. When I was young, my brother and I looked forward to tax time. It meant we could finally buy a second pair of shoes, or pants that fit. My mom would worry...
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This Week's Top #5Actions! Nov. 22, 2019

November 23, 2019
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we are super grateful for all of our MomsRising members and all that you do. Please take a minute to check out our latest list of actions. We are fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting SNAP and reducing the amount of young people in prison. Here's the...
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In Connecticut, advocates succeed in push for Census funding

November 22, 2019
Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is part of a coordinated effort to make sure young children are counted accurately in the 2020 Census. As part of this campaign, Count All Kids is focusing on what advocates in some states are doing to ensure an accurate count – and what lessons and...
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