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Families & The Federal Budget

#5Actions You Can Take Right Now: Paid Leave, Protecting Incarcerated Loved Ones, and More

April 3, 2020
Last week, the CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law. You can read our statement here . While there is still more work to be done, the CARES Act provides urgently-needed support to moms and working families, small businesses and the health care system. This week's actions are things...
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UPDATED: Happy Census Day!

April 1, 2020
UPDATE: If you missed filling out your Census form on April 1, you still have time-- and options! (And you're definitely not alone.) Check out this CNET article for three easy ways to complete the form! Taking this easy step, and making sure everyone you know does, too, helps your community get...
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Ways to Manage Young Children While Sheltering at Home

March 31, 2020
Parents of young children are probably the most tired and affected during this time of staying safe at home. Young children, unlike older children, do not have the ability to separate this time of sheltering at home from “normal time.” This is why a parent of a young child needs to be careful in...
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Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial To Workers And the Economy in the Last Recession

March 23, 2020
Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the coronavirus-spawned COVID-19 pandemic send the U.S. economy hurtling into another recession, or possibly depression, and Congress wrestles with designing the components of an urgent policy...
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***Important*** Tell your Senator to vote YES on the COVID-19 package!

March 14, 2020
Listen, I’m going to get real with you. I know that you might be more than a little anxious right now and unsure of what is going on with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading. I am too. The good news is that late last night Speaker Nancy Pelsoi and leaders in the U.S. House of...
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Moms Are Scared. Families Are Hurting. President Trump Continues to Let Us Down.

March 11, 2020
Moms are scared. Families are hurting. And tonight we were angered as we watched President Trump utterly fail to adequately address the coronavirus pandemic. We may never have needed our government to step up with meaningful solutions more than we do now. But President Trump didn’t do that tonight...
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#5Actions You Can Take Right Now: Coronavirus, Paid Sick Days, More!

March 6, 2020
As we watch the news, coronavirus is showing up in more cities and states across the country. We have two actions related to coronavirus in this week's 5Actions. We need to make sure that once a vaccine is available, it's affordable for everyone. And, we also want to help make sure that those that...
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QUICK SIGNATURE for coronavirus testing kits!

March 4, 2020
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) already starting to spread in the United States, it is time for our federal government to take action and release funds ASAP to combat the virus and protect our families and economy. Sign our letter calling on the U.S. Congress and President Trump to pass and allocate emergency funds to combat the coronavirus ASAP.
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"Don't Gaslight Me"

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020
Last week we asked supporters to contribute to help us fight the lies , and we struck a chord. Our campaign triggered attacks: We had to report a threatening phone call that targeted Gloria and Kristin . One thing is clear - moms and families are sick and tired of the lies and disinformation coming...
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