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Families & The Federal Budget

We Are MomsRising, Markisha from New York

September 13, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Markisha in New York about how the Child Tax Credit helps her family! Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog . As a stay-at-home mom of two young children, our family is on a tight...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019
Happy Friday. We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, featuring timely and important calls-to-action around immigration, taxes, gun safety, and more. Scroll down for an exciting photo of our team at the debate in Houston last night, too! As always, sharing this list with...
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We Are MomsRising, MacKenzie from New Hampshire

September 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to MacKenzie in New Hampshire about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Child Tax Credit (CTC) help her family! Read her story below. MacKenzie also recently wrote an op-ed. You can read it here . To learn more about the We Are MomsRising...
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We Are MomsRising, Cori from Washington

September 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Cori in Washington about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps her family! Read her story below. Cori was also recently wrote an op-ed in the Olympia’s Works in Progress. Read it here . To learn more about...
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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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Finding Summer Childcare

August 22, 2019
My name is Karen Browning and I’m proud to be a part of MomsRising! Becoming a mother changed me in ways I never imagined it would. I’ve been politically active and committed to doing what I can to help make the world a better place, since I was a teenager. Becoming a mother to my two boys only...
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Nobel Laureate Economist Robert Solow’s Clarion Call to End Child Poverty

August 22, 2019
August 23 marks the 95th birthday of the great MIT Nobel laureate economist and 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Robert Solow. As family and friends join him for this milestone, all of us at the Children’s Defense Fund send our deepest gratitude for his generous sharing of expertise,...
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Trump Public Charge Rule Will Put Food, Housing, Health Care for Millions at Risk

August 19, 2019
“It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow...
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All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!

August 19, 2019
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via...
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