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Families & The Federal Budget

Women Unite to Challenge Gender Inequality and Trump Agenda with “State of Our Union”

January 29, 2018
On the Heels of the #Me Too Movement and Women’s March Anniversary, Women Offer Alternative Vision to Trump Agenda
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MomsRising Statement on the Government Shutdown

January 20, 2018
Republicans in Congress once again demonstrated their skewed priorities, that they would rather shut down the government than provide protections for DREAMers -- young immigrants who came to this country as children and who contribute greatly to their communities and our country. Congressional...
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SIGN OUR LETTER telling GOP Leadership to Do Their Job!

January 20, 2018
Republicans in the U.S. Congress decided they would rather shut down our government than make a deal that would provide stable funding for health insurance for children and protect DREAMers, immigrant young adults who have grown up in the U.S.! This heartless move puts at risk the health care of...
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#5Actions of the Week: January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018
Happy New Year! 2017 was a tremendous year of *women power, mom power, parent power, and people power!* We called, emailed, and visited decision-makers on top issues affecting our families, including health care, immigration, taxes, more - literally hundreds of thousands of times. THANK YOU! It all...
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The State of America’s Children Demands Your Action Right Now!

January 12, 2018
It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s new report The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral, costly and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America...
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The Human Needs Report: What Congress did - and didn't do - at the end of 2017, and what's on tap for early 2018

January 11, 2018
A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things stand? The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a brief rundown on Congress’s spending work, the tax cut bill, immigration, health care, and more.
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Missed Opportunities to Help Homeless Youths

January 5, 2018
Home for the holidays. For many people that’s a happy phrase, just as for many Americans the last few weeks included welcomed vacations and celebrations – a time of plenty, gratitude, and family that marked the joyous holiday season. But “home for the holidays” is an empty promise for thousands of...
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Making Room at the Inn

December 22, 2017
A friend shared a story I love about our mutual friend and mentor Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. some years ago. It was Christmas Eve and the pews at New York City’s Riverside Church were packed. The Christmas pageant was underway and had come to the point at which the innkeeper was to turn away...
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This Is a Sad Day for Our Nation

December 22, 2017
Today, in a desperate attempt to claim a single legislative victory in 2017, President Donald Trump signed the GOP’s atrocious tax bill into law. Trump ran on the promise that he would stand up for working families, yet the legislation he signed today will plunge the country deeper into debt, cause...
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This Is No Way to Run a Country

December 22, 2017
It is truly appalling that the continuing resolution Congress passed today to fund the government through January 19 fails to include adequate funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and protections for DREAMers. As a result, millions of families will face fear and uncertainty...
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