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Families & The Federal Budget

Republican shutdown stopped…but there’s more to do

October 3, 2023
You were heard on Capitol Hill! All your phone calls, signatures, letters, stories, and outcries were heard and the Republican government shutdown was stopped at the last minute! But our work isn't over!
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Breaking Through: #Shutdown #MediaMatters #ChildCare #Momnibus

September 26, 2023
On the radio show this week, we cover why the national budget is also a moral document that shows the deep priorities of our country – and where kids stand in that budget; we uncover the latest with Fox News, dive into double standards and false equivalencies in the media, and learn tactics to get real news; we hear about the #ChildCareCliff why it impacts businesses too and hear how we can help our nation avoid it; and we close the show discussing tactics to get every member of Congress on the bus… the Momnibus!
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We need your help!

September 25, 2023
The clock is ticking and unless immediate action is taken, in less than a week the federal government will run out of money and shutdown on October 1st. This is not a drill! House Republicans have created this totally manufactured, preventable crisis that will hurt our families, workers (especially...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, September 22, 2023

September 21, 2023
Unless Congress takes immediate action, when the clock strikes midnight on October 1st the government will shutdown. Let’s be clear: House Republicans have created this totally manufactured, preventable crisis that will hurt our families, workers (especially military and government workers),...
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Breaking Through: Happenings Inside the U.S Capitol, World Contraception Day, and More

September 18, 2023
On the radio show this week we cover the latest from the U.S. Capitol including around WIC and childcare; we learn what’s happening with access to birth control in America and about World Contraception Day; we hear the latest with local abortion bans, including outrageous proposed bans on being able to drive to get an abortion in some states; and we close the show learning why the U.S. budget fights matter to you and our economy.
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Breaking Through: It’s Not About the Wine, Government Shutdowns Explained and More

September 11, 2023
On the radio show this week we cover how “it’s not about the wine” and why hard-working moms need tools and opportunities to thrive; what’s happening with the potential government shutdown; why improved resources for people having babies while serving in the military matter to everyone; and how to support diaper banks.
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Your voice, our voices together, and our votes, make a BIG difference over time!

August 17, 2023
BOOM! Yesterday was proof positive that your voice, our voices together, and our votes, make a BIG difference over time! We were at the White House bringing member stories, petition signatures, and priorities forward as we also celebrated — along with many colleagues — the one year anniversary of...
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Tax cuts for families NOT the 1%!

June 25, 2023
The House of Representatives Republicans are at it again! In the same month they cut SNAP (food stamps) for older adults and limited funding for childcare and WIC, they also introduced a new tax bill that would give massive tax cuts to wealthy corporations and the super rich! We will not stand quietly by as more tax breaks are given to Big Business while our families suffer!
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Dile al Congreso: ¡No hagan recortes al programa SNAP!

June 14, 2023
En los próximos meses se tomarán decisiones cruciales con respecto al Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP), uno de los programas más poderosos que tiene nuestra nación para combatir el hambre. Casi dos tercios de los beneficios de SNAP se destinan a familias con niños y 1 de cada...
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Public Benefits Work Requirements Don't Actually Work

June 12, 2023
Recently a bipartisan deal kept the U.S. from the brink of economic disaster and saved millions of jobs….but there was a price to pay for that: further time restrictions and harsh work requirements were passed for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) and TANF. Many...
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