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Families & The Federal Budget

The Human Needs Report: SNAP Cuts Defeated, Spending Cuts on Deck, Immigration and the Census, and More

May 21, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more.
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MomsRising Celebrates Overcoming the Terrible-For-Families House Farm Bill

May 18, 2018
The moms of America can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Republican Farm Bill failed on the floor of the House of Representatives. The rejection of this bill is a victory for America’s families, because it includes callous, new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (...
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SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

May 14, 2018
This is a guest post by Sharvonne Williams. As a child growing up in Harlem, I never realized that I was living in poverty. I didn’t know that the groceries my mom brought home were purchased with food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). My mom did a lot of...
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Marching in NC May 16th? Some things you need to know.

May 11, 2018
We are so glad you are able to come to Raleigh on May 16th for the March for Students and Rally for Respect. Below are some of the details you’ll want to know for the day of the march. Huge thanks to the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) for pulling most of this together! Agenda: 9:30 am- Meet at...
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Congress: Don’t Take Food Away From Moms and Kids!

May 11, 2018
Supporting mothers should be a universal, bipartisan priority. But as we celebrate Mother’s Day, the U.S. House will be preparing to vote on a highly partisan version of the Farm Bill that includes cuts and harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as CalFresh in...
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Thousands of NC teachers & parents marching May 16. Join us!

May 11, 2018
When it comes to our kids, it’s personal. Every day the majority of North Carolina’s children spend most of their waking hours in our state’s public schools. Sadly, for the last decade NC’s schools have been consistently underfunded, leaving North Carolina ranked in the bottom half of the nation in...
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NC school district closed for day of action? Resources to help!

May 10, 2018
On May 16th, thousands of NC teachers, parents, students, and public school supporters will be headed to Raleigh for the March for Students and the Rally for Respect. Why May 16th? Because it’s the first day of the 2018 legislative session and, as lawmakers reconvene to review the state budget,...
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House Farm Bill Negatively Impacts LGBTQ Americans

May 4, 2018
SNAP plays a critical role in addressing food insecurity, and the SNAP cuts proposed by the House will have a devastating impact. The risk is even greater for LGBTQ people who are not only 1.6 times more likely to experience food insecurity, but who are also particularly vulnerable to employment discrimination and new SNAP time limits and work requirements.

Tell your U.S. Representative: Hands off SNAP!

May 2, 2018
We are sounding the alarms. Now is the moment where we need you to speak out to protect the health and nutrition of children, moms, and low-income families! Moms, dads, and concerned voters have been speaking out by the thousands because we know how vital nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps)...
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How To Hack Politics For The Good on #RisersRadio

April 27, 2018
Join us on the radio show this week! Listen in as we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing. *Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets , @emv52 ; Catherine D'...
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