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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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Top Actions of the Past Week: Friday, February 09, 2024

February 9, 2024
USE YOUR VOICE! Help celebrate Immigrant Caregivers! National Caregivers Day is just days away! And this February 16th we’re going to lift up immigrant caregivers and remind everyone that immigrants are critical to our families, our communities, and the economy! Why now? We’re hearing a lot of anti...
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Senators: Pass the Child Tax Credit now!

February 9, 2024
Exciting news! The U.S. House of Representatives passed a temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit last week in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote and now we need the U.S. Senate to take action to get this across the finish line.
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Padres exigen soluciones de cuidado infantil en Florida

February 6, 2024
Durante el último año he estado hablando con padres y cuidadores de niños pequeños en todos los rincones de nuestro estado, ¿y sabes qué tenían en común todos? Que el programa preescolar voluntario (VPK) y el sistema de cuidado infantil en nuestro estado no funcionan para las familias. Esa es la...
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Top Actions of the Past Week: Friday, January 26, 2024

January 25, 2024
Remind Congress the critical role immigrant caregivers play in our lives! “My mother died a few months ago of cancer and we would have not made it as a family without the daily care from immigrant caregivers. This country needs immigrants from all walks of life and we are lucky to have them.” –...
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¡Pide al Congreso que muestre amor por las familias en este Día de San Valentín!

January 24, 2024
En este San Valentín, le decimos al Congreso: "No rompan nuestros corazones. ¡Aprueben políticas que las familias amen!" Así es, ya es hora de que el Congreso muestre su amor por nuestras familias y apruebe políticas que sean más dulces que una caja de chocolates, políticas que beneficien a los...
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Tell Congress, “Don’t go breaking our hearts! Pass policies that families LOVE!”

January 23, 2024
This Valentine’s Day, we’re telling Congress: “Don’t go breaking our hearts. Pass policies that families LOVE!” That’s right, it’s past time for Congress to show their love for our families and pass policies that are sweeter than a heart-shaped box of chocolates—policies that lift children,...
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Top Actions of the Past Week: Friday, January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024
Tyree Nichols should be here. This week we honor the life of Tyree Nichols a father, skateboarding aficionado and amateur photographer who was taken from his loved by police violence at the age of 29. One year ago, #TyreNichols was driving home to have dinner with his family when he was pulled over...
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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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