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The Human Needs Report: FY19 begins, anti-immigrant rule proposed, reactions to a SCOTUS confirmation, and more

October 8, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the FY19 Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, a proposed anti-immigrant rule, a bill to fight the opioid crisis, tax cuts 2.0, reactions to the Supreme Court confirmation, and more.
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We Are MomsRising, Nikki from Pennsylvania

September 28, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Nikki in Pennsylvania about raising little activists. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I started getting involved with activism around Proposition 8 in 2009. After the 2016...
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We Are MomsRising: Melissa from Pennsylvania

September 22, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Melissa in Pennsylvania about what it is like to find childcare. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . As a single mom of a toddler who was starting over in a small town with...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with this week's list of top actions, and it is robust. As fall and school kick into high gear, so does our work! From telling Congress *no* to more tax breaks for big corporations, to demanding banks stop funding for-profit prison and detention corporations, we've got work...
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Moms speaking out against more tax cuts for the 1% and corporations!

September 20, 2018
With everyone’s attention focused on the Supreme Court nomination and the upcoming elections, the U.S. House of Representatives is hoping to sneak through more destructive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations! Good thing that moms have eyes in the backs of our heads! [1] And we won’t stand...
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NO MORE KIDS IN HANDCUFFS!

September 15, 2018
The "school-to-prison pipeline" is a troubling national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. It starts when kids are pushed out of the classroom, typically for nonviolent offenses, effectively reducing valuable learning time,...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
This week all of our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Florence. Many of our MomsRising staff and members are in the path of the storm, and we know first-hand how intense the experience can be. We are thinking of you today. Please see this week's list of top actions below, including...
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Take Action TODAY to Protect SNAP!

September 13, 2018
It’s crunch time in terms of securing a Farm Bill that protects SNAP (food stamps) and we need all the help we can get to ramp up energy and make sure our voices are heard by our elected officials! This is an urgent matter: 1 in 6 children in our nation are experiencing food insecurity and we can’t...
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Quick Signature to Say NO to FEMA funds for Family Separation!

September 12, 2018
With Hurricane Florence on our doorstep, we’ve learned that t he Trump administration has diverted $10 million from FEMA ‘response and recovery’ to spend on ICE incarceration . This diversion of precious funding from disaster relief in order to pay for the separation and incarceration of families...
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We Are MomsRising, Te'Jal from Ohio

September 6, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Te’Jal in Ohio about what it is like to be a mom in 2018. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . We didn't have any [high-quality early learning] programs that met our standards...
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