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Families & The Federal Budget

Tax Bill an ‘Insult to Working Families’ and a ‘Disaster for the Economy’

December 20, 2017
The tax plan Congress passed today, on a partisan basis, is an insult to our country’s working families. This atrocious bill was written hastily and in secret, then pushed through to a vote despite overwhelming public opposition. Its aim is clear: to cut taxes for corporations and wealthy...
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SIGN OUR LETTER telling Congress to do their job!

December 20, 2017
The clock is tick…tick…ticking! And we are still fighting for families in our nation. The GOP just pushed through a destructive tax plan while ignoring some important work that has to be done before 2018—and we are doubling down. The U.S. Congress is on the clock to pass a funding bill by 11:59 pm...
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"Is America a Goat? Has Congress No Shame or Moral Decency Left?"

December 18, 2017
The Sheep and the Goats “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on...
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The Forgotten Families of the GOP tax plan

December 18, 2017
Forget the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge, the GOP tax plan has taken away all our Christmas spirit. President Trump keeps saying this is a present to American Families, I hope he includes a gift receipt so I can take it back. This new tax plan will crush my large family financially. Here is our story...
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"Congress’ Urgent Unfinished Business for Children"

December 15, 2017
As if our fight to stop the profoundly unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was not enough, we must all work hard to ensure there will be no unfinished business as Congress works to wrap up the Continuing Resolution before December 22nd with all the crucial help children and other vulnerable populations...
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MomsRising Fighting for CHIP!

December 14, 2017
On Wednesday, MomsRising took to Capitol Hill to discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). We made it loud and clear that Congress should not gamble with our kids. CHIP expired at the end of September , and Congress has yet to reauthorize the historically bipartisan legislation. As a...
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Net Neutrality

Stop the FCC and save Net Neutrality!

December 12, 2017
The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. I'm supporting an effort to create an avalanche of calls to Congress to stop it . Net neutrality affects everyone who uses the Internet. This is for all of us. Please visit https://www...
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#5Actions of the Week! December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017
We're making a holiday action list and checking it twice! Gonna tell our decision makers who's naughty or nice. Moms are coming to town ... Please join us to take urgent action on a suite of red-hot priorities this week! And be sure to share with friends and family too. Together we're making this...
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I Delivered MomsRising Letters To My TX Congresspeople. You Can Too!

December 11, 2017
I am 66 years old and currently receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits. I am an ordained minister, though not currently serving a church. I have been a Learning Disabilities teacher in the public school system. Currently I am a piano teacher and a church musician. My heart goes out to all...
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The Human Needs Report: tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, and more

December 11, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on Congress’s tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Dreamers, and more.
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