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Families & The Federal Budget

Hey Congress -- Don't take away our monthly CTC payments, Pass BBB Today!

December 15, 2021
December 15th will be the LAST monthly Child Tax Credit check for families if the U.S. Senate doesn’t act by the end of the year! It’s time to tell the U.S. Senate to vote yes and pass the Build Back Better Act and save the Child Tax Credit that helps children and families thrive!
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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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Let's End 50 Years Without Child Care

December 10, 2021
Did you know that we could have had a fair and just universal child care system 50 years ago? That’s right (and infuriating!). It was 50 years ago today when Republican President Richard Nixon vetoed the Comprehensive Child Development Act, a bill that would have implemented a multibillion-dollar...
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Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. It is time to Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. The pandemic's effect on maternal mental health is staggering. We must – and we can – put into place public policies to support families and ease the stress and anxieties mothers are facing.
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I Shared My Story at the Grandmas Unite Rally.

December 9, 2021
The monthly Child Tax Credit payments have been a huge relief. We’ve finally been able to get out of the vicious cycle of struggling to choose between food, medicine and bills. I was even able to buy a used vehicle so we could access resources and I could look for jobs.
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Ayúdanos A Lograr Una Victoria De Cuidado Infantil

December 8, 2021
El paquete bipartidista Build Back Better ya fue aprobado en la Cámara de Representantes, ¡lo que es una muy buena noticia! Sin embargo, Build Back Better ahora va al Senado … es por eso que debemos continuar la presión -- Necesitamos TU AYUDA y tus acciones son esenciales para decirle al Congreso...
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RSVP to Support Grandmothers Fighting for Build Back Better!

December 8, 2021
Grandmothers have been stepping up in a big way to fill in gaps in care for grandkids and other members of the family during the pandemic. They know first hand how the policies in the Build Back Better Act will help their families, businesses, and the economy. That’s why, this Thursday, December 9, at 12 noon, grandmothers will be heading to the U.S. Capitol to take the lead in urging Congress to vote YES on the Build Back Better Act.
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Tell your Senator why you support immigration protections in Build Back Better!

December 6, 2021
Senators and their staff monitor what their constituents care about by tracking letters to the editor in local newspapers. Your letter can be an important indicator of what your community thinks about immigrants and the need for protections. It’s easy!
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There’s No Time to Wait

December 3, 2021
We need paid family/medical leave in the Build Back Better Act. There are only 6 days left in the Congressional calendar before the Senate leaves town for the year. They must get this done now.
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Don’t let the clock run out for families - Senate must act now!

November 26, 2021
Say THANK YOU to your Representatives in the House for standing up for families by passing Build Back Better.
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