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Families & The Federal Budget

Congress: Don’t Take Food Away From Moms and Kids!

May 11, 2018
Supporting mothers should be a universal, bipartisan priority. But as we celebrate Mother’s Day, the U.S. House will be preparing to vote on a highly partisan version of the Farm Bill that includes cuts and harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as CalFresh in...
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Thousands of NC teachers & parents marching May 16. Join us!

May 11, 2018
When it comes to our kids, it’s personal. Every day the majority of North Carolina’s children spend most of their waking hours in our state’s public schools. Sadly, for the last decade NC’s schools have been consistently underfunded, leaving North Carolina ranked in the bottom half of the nation in...
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How the House's SNAP cuts would hurt children

May 11, 2018
The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for...
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NC school district closed for day of action? Resources to help!

May 10, 2018
On May 16th, thousands of NC teachers, parents, students, and public school supporters will be headed to Raleigh for the March for Students and the Rally for Respect. Why May 16th? Because it’s the first day of the 2018 legislative session and, as lawmakers reconvene to review the state budget,...
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Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

May 8, 2018
Out of the 181 programs tracked by the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) that assist low-income people, 125 saw funding cuts from FY 2010 to FY 2018 after taking inflation into account. But it wasn’t just inflation eroding the value of the funding. New research by CHN found that more than 40 percent of the programs were cut by 15 percent or more, and nearly 30 percent of the programs were slashed by 25 percent or more. Only 56 programs, or less than one in three, actually received an increase in funding over this time.
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House Farm Bill Negatively Impacts LGBTQ Americans

May 4, 2018
SNAP plays a critical role in addressing food insecurity, and the SNAP cuts proposed by the House will have a devastating impact. The risk is even greater for LGBTQ people who are not only 1.6 times more likely to experience food insecurity, but who are also particularly vulnerable to employment discrimination and new SNAP time limits and work requirements.

Tell your U.S. Representative: Hands off SNAP!

May 2, 2018
We are sounding the alarms. Now is the moment where we need you to speak out to protect the health and nutrition of children, moms, and low-income families! Moms, dads, and concerned voters have been speaking out by the thousands because we know how vital nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps)...
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How To Hack Politics For The Good on #RisersRadio

April 27, 2018
Join us on the radio show this week! Listen in as we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing. *Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets , @emv52 ; Catherine D'...
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#5Actions of the Week: April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
We're back with our top #5Actions of the week, making it easy for you to quickly catch up on our most urgent campaigns. This week we're talking about gun safety, food stamps, and family separation. We're also eager to capture your stories around the school-to-prison pipeline, and meet you at events...
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Head Smacker: The theory of winners and losers

April 27, 2018
For the rich and corporations, working more means investing their money. For the poor, it means increasing hours of work.
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