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Families & The Federal Budget

The Human Needs Report: The latest on labor, health and education spending; disaster aid; asylum seekers; and more

May 6, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states, a tougher path for asylum seekers, a rollback of payday lending protections, and more.
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

April 26, 2019
Baby dolls, tiny trucks, toy food and dress-up capes. Scattered about the ballroom of a motel in Northeast Washington, D.C., and captured in a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak, these hallmarks of child’s play are not merely a sign of productive imaginations—they’re evidence of a larger child...
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Power of Parent Voices

April 25, 2019
Have you noticed that everywhere you look, people are talking about childcare? This is HUGE! Many families across the country know that the childcare struggle is very, very real. It is crucuial that moms, dads, caregivers, advocates, and elected officals are talking about this issue that impacts so...
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I want to thank you this Tax Day!

April 15, 2019
Today is Tax Day! Feeling less than inspired by this? That’s because the billionaires and big corporations, not people like you and me, are reaping the benefits of the Trump Tax Scam. That’s why we need to use the media moment of Tax Day to send more letters to the editor this week in your local...
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Risers Radio: Moving Mountains

April 15, 2019
This week on our #RisersRadio show we have another amazing panel like, the ACLU's Manar Waheed, with whom we cover how to BAN the bans and ways to work for fair treatment of all immigrant families. We get the inside scoop on how taxes can be used for good (and bad) with Amy Matsui and hear from...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Te'Jal from Ohio (part 2)

April 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Te’Jal in Ohio again, this time about how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit help her family! Te'Jal got to share this story with her Senator, Sherrod Brown, and discuss the importance of his new bill, the Working Families...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019
Happy Friday! Monday is Tax Day, so our first top action this week is to send a letter to your local paper about the Trump TaxScam! Publishing a letter in your local paper is easier than you might think, and a great way to generate local conversation around an issue you care about. Also on the tax...
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Send a strong message this Tax Day!

Can you write a letter to speak out against the Trump Tax Scam?

April 12, 2019
The only people who are happy right now during tax season are the corporations and the top 1%, who received an average tax cut of $51,000 last year alone, who are getting a windfall from the Trump Tax Plan . Tax Day is this coming Monday (April 15th) and we have one major message that we want to...
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We Are MomsRising, Julie from Arizona

April 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Julie in Arizona about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit boost her family's income. She shared this story at a recent press conference in Washington, D.C. for the Working Families Tax Relief Act. Read more...
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#GoodNews This Week: Getting a Boost from Tax Credits and more!

April 9, 2019
GOOD NEWS ON OUR RADIO SHOW : Big wins relating to the #FREEnewyork criminal justice reform campaign in New York! Listen for the details on how we're moving criminal justice reform forward in partnership with other groups on the ground in New York. The show also gets into why the End Diaper Need...
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