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Families & The Federal Budget

Giving all families a chance at healthy lives

October 19, 2015
Some of the most burdensome health conditions our communities and families face can be prevented. Yes, it is easier said than done, but we must take action when more than half of all adults in the U.S. have a chronic health disease and 7 in 10 adult deaths are caused by ones such as cancer, heart...
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Tight Spending Caps Continue To Squeeze Important Priorities

October 19, 2015
As President Obama and Congressional leaders continue their budget discussions, it’s important to understand just how much is at stake for American families. The 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) placed strict caps on defense and non-defense programs funded through annual appropriations. These caps...
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We’re asking the wrong question

October 19, 2015
Most of our response to hunger in America is wrong. The programs and policies we employ are, by and large, misdirected, misguided and missing the mark entirely. That shameful fact is the result of one simple problem: When we ask the wrong question, the answer is inevitably wrong, too. The question...
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Michigan families need federal action on EITC, CTC

October 19, 2015
While much attention has been focused recently on protecting the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) , there is equally urgent action needed in Washington to save critical pieces of the federal EITC and Child Tax Credit (CTC). The federal and Michigan EITCs combine to provide much-needed...
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Housing Matters

October 19, 2015
In the 2013-14 school year, there were 1.36 million homeless students in the United States, doubling since before the recession.
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WIC: #StopTheCuts to Protect Women and Children!

October 19, 2015
Many of you are probably familiar with WIC—the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children—and what a vital role it plays in ensuring healthy, nutritious diets for families facing financial difficulty. However, did you know that in addition to providing a healthy food...
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#StopTheCuts Blog Carnival! Families & the Federal Budget

October 19, 2015
Our nation and our Congress have some momentous decisions to make in the coming weeks. Will we balance our nation’s budget on the backs of working families, which hurts our economy in the long-run, or will we instead end tax breaks for billionaires? Budget cuts proposed by the U.S. House of...
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Stop the Cuts: Public Programs Lift Millions of Women and Children Out of Poverty

October 19, 2015
Some members of Congress are putting public programs that are vital to women and families on the chopping block—despite evidence showing that these programs lift millions of Americans out of poverty each year. With poverty levels as high as they are, we can’t afford to let Congress cut these...
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Congress: Stop Scaring Us

October 15, 2015
Tell Congress: Don't scare us - get to work! Increase the debt limit and #StopTheCuts by Halloween.
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Twitterstorm 10/21: Tell Congress to Get to Work and #StopTheCuts

October 14, 2015
Tell Congress real people are harmed when vital programs are cut. Join the #StopTheCuts twitterstorm Oct. 21, 2015 at 1pm ET.
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