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Families & The Federal Budget

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 9, 2019

February 9, 2019
Greetings and Happy Saturday! Please scroll down for our weekly list of top and most urgent actions, including petitions on providing back pay for government contractors affected by the shutdown, urging Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to cut ties with private prisons fueling the immigration crisis...
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The Power of Public Comments

February 6, 2019
With Congress refusing to enact some of his harshest proposals against people with low incomes, President Trump has relentlessly pursued alternative methods to harm families struggling to make ends meet. For more than two years, the Trump Administration has tried to use regulations and waivers as a...
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Join Us For: The State Of OUR Union

February 4, 2019
We’re coming together to protect all families during the #SOTU on Tuesday & we need your voice! Join us (@MomsRising) for the #StateofOURUnion and pledge to UNITE against hate, misogyny, sexual violence, racism, and all forms of discrimination. We’re not going to let Trump be the only voice...
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The Shutdown's Aftermath

January 30, 2019
As our nation finally emerged last week from the five-week shutdown, the longest in history, something perhaps significant happened on the exit ramp. Americans, it seems, were reminded that government plays an important role in their lives. Some evidence: 21 percent of Americans said they had...
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Navigating the #TrumpShutdown: The Low Down on Benefits, School Lunches, Resources & More

January 24, 2019
As the #TrumpShutdown drags on, people across the country are suffering devastating consequences. From confusion over SNAP (food stamps) and WIC experienced by beneficiaries to the sudden loss of income experienced by 800,000+ federal workers and contractors, the effects of this shutdown are far-...
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Electricity or Epilepsy Meds? Furloughed Worker Must Choose

January 24, 2019
Many workers in the U.S. are one missing paycheck away from financial hardship or worse. A recent survey conducted by GoBankingRates found that 58 percent of Americans have $1,000 or less in savings. And as the Trump Shutdown enters Day 28, more evidence is emerging that a number of the 800,000...
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#TrumpShutdown: The Crisis Has Arrived For Affordable Housing

January 23, 2019
On Day 33 of the Trump Government Shutdown, reports are spreading throughout the U.S. of tenants being threatened with sharply increased rents and even evictions. Last week, one company, Tri-State Management, confirmed it sent a letter to 28 buildings in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and...
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The Human Needs Report: Shutdown Updates, Family Separation, Minimum Wage, and More

January 22, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the ongoing government shutdown, immigrant families separated at the border, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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Take Action!

The U.S. Senate can reopen the government. TAKE ACTION!

January 18, 2019
“My husband and I are both contractors who support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. I have called all my creditors and doctors and explained the situation. I have cancelled ALL my appointments and only pay what is necessary (electric, water, insurance for my vehicle, health care for my 9 year old...
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Take These #5Actions & Make An Impact! MLK Weekend Edition

January 18, 2019
It’s #5actions Friday! Start your celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. early with these top five quick actions that will make a big impact. We’re speaking out for universal background checks on gun purchases, standing up against the #TrumpShutdown, signing up to #keepmarching this weekend...
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