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Families & The Federal Budget

Formula update: The bottle is starting to look half full.

May 13, 2022
Due to a historic recall of some forms of baby formula, there is now a nationwide shortage of formula and it’s a very big deal, reaching a crisis point for many families. (¿Busca información en español sobre la escasez de fórmula para bebés? MamásConPoder la tiene. Haga clic aquí .) Here’s what’s...
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Formula para bebés

¡Emergencia de escasez de fórmula para bebés!

May 12, 2022
Debido a un retiro histórico de algunas formas de fórmula para bebés, ahora hay una escasez de fórmula en todo el país y es un gran problema. Esto es lo que está pasando: A fines de febrero, la FDA anunció el mayor retiro de fórmula para bebés en la historia reciente después de que dos bebés...
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Baby formula shortage emergency!

May 11, 2022
A month and a half ago I took a regular trip to the store to buy formula for my 8 month old son. By the time I got to the third store and saw no baby formula in sight I started to panic. I knew this wasn’t normal and something was wrong. Due to a historic recall of some forms of baby formula, there is now a nationwide shortage of formula and it’s a very big deal and not getting nearly enough attention.
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For Mother’s Day, We’re Turning the Tables on Congress with a MOMibuster!

May 6, 2022
This weekend, families everywhere will celebrate the mothers in their lives. But while moms appreciate a handmade card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of fresh flowers, the Mother's Day gift we really need is progress toward a care infrastructure that makes it possible for our families to thrive.
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Not Your Average Filibuster.

May 5, 2022
What comes to mind when you think of a filibuster? Sneakers with suits , sore feet, phone books, long novels, green eggs & ham , and even pointless drivel. Sometimes it means doing a lot just to end up doing nothing at all. Usually the filibuster delays the inevitable; most recently it means...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022
We’ve gathered your stories, of why Care Can’t Wait (Thank you!), And in a few days… it’s gonna be May. As April wraps up, we’re not slowing down. In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we are pushing Congress to pass robust family-centered legislation. We must ensure the wellbeing of pregnant workers,...
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Ad Campaign: Child Care is Part of America’s Infrastructure

April 28, 2022
By: Alejandra Londono Gomez and Christian Collins Last November, Congress passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act . While the funding is dedicated to much-needed physical infrastructure projects, Congress has failed to support the child care needs of men and women who are...
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¡Únete a MAMIbuster!

April 25, 2022
Se acerca el Día de la Madre, y después de más de dos años de estrés pandémico, vamos a celebrar nuestro día a lo GRANDE con un MAMIbuster! ¿Qué es MAMIbuster? ---> Durante ocho horas en el fin de semana del Día de la Madre, cientos de mamás, papás, padres, líderes y cuidadores de todo el país...
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Tax Billionaires

April 18, 2022
We are moving full steam ahead on making sure our elected leaders pass high-quality, affordable childcare and pre-K, maternal health programs, nutrition supports, home- and community-based services, and paid leave for all. But all of that takes $$$. That’s why it’s a perfect time to make sure the wealthy and mega-corporations are paying their fair share!
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Tax Day action needed on the Child Tax Credit!

April 13, 2022
Did you know Tax Day is next Monday (April 18th)? I know….it really creeped up on me this year as well! This is the perfect opportunity for us to spread the word about our values, our concerns, and what our families really, truly need: Congress to take action to make sure billionaires pay their fair share in taxes AND extend the monthly Child Tax Credit checks.
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