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Families & The Federal Budget

Victory Against Harmful Citizenship Question

March 7, 2019
Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, particularly in the midst of current heightened anti-immigrant enforcement activities and policies, will worsen the existing undercount of low-income people, people of color, and children.
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Why the American Family Act Would Help my Family

March 6, 2019
MomsRising super mom, Jessica Morrison, spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill about how the American Family Act would help her growing family. Read her story below and watch her speak here ! Good afternoon. My name is Jessica Morrison. I live just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and I...
Abbie Gately's picture

The Human Needs Report: FY20 Budget Talks, Potential Loss of Food Aid for Millions, Immigration Battles, and More

March 4, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on early FY20 budget talks, the potential loss of food aid for millions, a blow to low-income consumers, ongoing immigration battles, and more. Click here to read a PDF version.
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New on #RisersRadio: Moving Justice Forward

March 4, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we talk about the power of the Oscars to move justice forward. We'll cover the power of YOUR story, and a new National Academy of Sciences MAJOR report on child poverty and how to end it. We also discuss the nutrition/NAP crisis hitting Puerto Rico if Congress doesn't...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019
It's March, and spring is officially in the air! We're back with this week's round-up of top actions, featuring urgent campaigns around tax credits for working families, child care, protecting school lunch and SNAP (food stamps), gun safety, the #FakeNationalEmergency, and more. Be sure to scroll...
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Jean Fairfax Raised the Bar

March 1, 2019
“Someone had to break the pattern, and very often the civil rights revolution was initiated by the most vulnerable Black persons. Many of them were women and many of them were children—tough, resilient, hopeful, beautiful children. The greatest experience of my life was standing with them as they...
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Help avoid a hunger disaster in Puerto Rico

February 25, 2019
Starting next month, 1.4 million Puerto Ricans on the island will struggle to put food on the table if Congress fails to approve an additional $600 million for the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP). Disaster NAP has served as a critical lifeline for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and...
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Speak out for SNAP!

QUICK SIGNATURE needed to protect SNAP for struggling workers!

February 22, 2019
The Trump Administration is at it again, trying to take away SNAP (food stamps) from workers and families that are already struggling! Yes, you read that right. Ugh. You’re probably thinking, “Wait, didn’t Congress just pass the Farm Bill a few months ago that was very clear about protecting SNAP...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019
We're back with this week's round-up of top actions, featuring urgent campaigns around tax credits for working families, protecting SNAP (food stamps), passing universal background checks, and keeping the drumbeat going around ending the #FakeNationalEmergency. We know it's a busy time, but your...
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The SNAP Gap: why millions of Americans will face a food scarcity crisis this month and next

February 21, 2019
The Trump Shutdown is over, but some of its consequences are still playing out. Millions of SNAP recipients will face very real food shortages later this month and next — due to the shutdown itself as well as the underlying inadequacy of the SNAP program (more about this later). First, some...
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