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SNAP & Medicaid are under attack. Sign our letter and support families!

April 9, 2018
GOP leaders in the U.S. Congress want to pass unnecessary, harmful, and overly restrictive work requirement in order to access SNAP, which boosts our families and economy. Sign our letter NOW telling Congress "hands off SNAP!"
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#5Actions of the Week: April 7, 2018

April 7, 2018
Were you able to join our incredible Town Hall meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren on Thursday night? We couldn't be more excited to move into this next election season with some exciting plans and a firm commitment to helping parents get to the polls! Don't worry if you missed it - there's lots...
Karen Showalter's picture

Why a balanced budget would be disastrous

April 5, 2018
Some Representatives are pushing for a vote in the House next week on a balanced budget amendment, which would amend the Constitution of the United States to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. While this might not sound like such a bad idea in theory, it would be disastrous in reality.
Lecia Imbery's picture

Continuing Dr. King's fight

April 4, 2018
We have to be the agents of the kind of change that strengthens our nation by including all our people in the opportunities for progress. Dr. King knew that, striving to bring together sanitation workers, laborers, farm workers, the labor movement, young people, and people of faith and conscience to call upon government to tear down the legal and economic barriers to full participation.
Debbie Weinstein's picture

The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Spending Package and more

March 29, 2018
Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
Lecia Imbery's picture

How to Fill the Rest of 2018

March 29, 2018
Congressional leaders are mulling what to do for the rest of the year. We have a list of ideas for them, but we want to hear from you.
Lecia Imbery's picture

Fact of the Week: Only 1 in 4 unemployed workers receives unemployment insurance, a near historic low

March 15, 2018
Only 27 percent of unemployed workers received unemployment insurance in 2016 – a near historic low – according to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP). The report also found that the percentage of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance (UI) has declined by 25...
Lecia Imbery's picture

Their Lives and Futures Remain on Hold

March 9, 2018
Daniela Gonzalez is a mother of two who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She graduated from middle and high school in Jackson and is now enrolled in paralegal training classes and pursuing her college degree. Daniela is deeply engaged with the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance (MIRA) fighting for...
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The Human Needs Report: Spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and more

March 5, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and much more.
Lecia Imbery's picture

#5Actions of the Week: February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
Did you know stories are one of our most powerful tools for changing hearts and minds? Stories are personal, they're real, and they really paint the picture of what's really happening on the ground. MomsRising has brought your stories around the importance of healthcare, early learning and food...
Karen Showalter's picture

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