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#5Actions just for YOU!

March 20, 2017
Happy Monday ! It’s time to roll up your sleeves for our Top #5Actions of the week (See below). You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. The important thing is not when you do them, but IF you do them. And if you do them, your actions will add...
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Child Watch® Column: A Time for Penance and Action to Help Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

March 17, 2017
After the new administration’s first Black History Month event included a general reference to 19th century lion Frederick Douglass as “somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more,” Frederick Douglass’s descendants jumped in with their own clarification.
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Trump’s Priorities are Not America’s Priorities

March 16, 2017
The budget blueprint the Trump administration released today is an attack on our families, our communities, our economy and our country. Simply put - American families, and our economy as a whole, would be worse off if Congress adopted this budget, which prioritizes building walls over building...
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SNAP is under attack

March 15, 2017
I am angry! Food security is under attack in New Hampshire. For many New Hampshire working families, paychecks don't cover the full cost of living – daycare, rent, and utilities alone can easily add up to more than what a parent brings home. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits, or...
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Music and Activism - #KeepMarching!

March 15, 2017
Some days are just amazing – and last week I had one of those days. I was able to attend an awesome concert and facilitate an amazing discussion with a fabulous group of people in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts at an awesome event organized by pianist Sarah Bob and her emerging Nasty Cooperative. The...
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Human Needs Report: ACA repeal bill, FY17 & 18 spending work, revised travel ban and more

March 14, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report . Read on for articles on House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, the revised travel ban, President Trump’s cabinet, worker...
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Head Smacker: GOP health care plan would make the poor sicker so they can make the rich wealthier

March 8, 2017
The House legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act would carry out a stunning attack on health care for low- and moderate-income people, ending coverage for millions of Americans.
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Number of children benefiting from federal low-income child care program at 17-year low

February 28, 2017
The number of children receiving child care funded by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) fell to a 17-year low. More than 373,000 in need have lost access to child care since 2006.
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Parenting and our Public Policies

February 24, 2017
It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March. I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience. Today, I think about the energy and drive it took for all those who...
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The Human Needs Report: spending work, replacing the ACA, Trump's cabinet and more

February 21, 2017
Congress is currently in its first recess of the year. The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what members tackled before the break, and what's waiting for them when they return on Feb. 27. Read on for articles on FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump's cabinet, and worker protections under threat.
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