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Families & The Federal Budget

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019
We're back with this week's round-up of top actions, featuring urgent campaigns around tax credits for working families, protecting SNAP (food stamps), passing universal background checks, and keeping the drumbeat going around ending the #FakeNationalEmergency. We know it's a busy time, but your...
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The SNAP Gap: why millions of Americans will face a food scarcity crisis this month and next

February 21, 2019
The Trump Shutdown is over, but some of its consequences are still playing out. Millions of SNAP recipients will face very real food shortages later this month and next — due to the shutdown itself as well as the underlying inadequacy of the SNAP program (more about this later). First, some...
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SIGN OUR LETTER: Repeal the tax cuts for the 1% and Wall Street

February 21, 2019
Tax season is upon us! If you’re anything like me you’re scrambling to get your tax return paperwork together and have high hopes to submit everything well before the April 15th deadline (but more likely than not will end up at the post office the day before mailing everything in this year again)...
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#RisersRadio: The Power of YOU

February 19, 2019
We have a brand new radio show this week in which we cover how to help stop the fake national emergency; why (and how) we need to address the childcare and Pre-K crisis in our nation; how you can help one fair wage move forward so tipped workers aren’t stuck earning only $2.13 per hour; and we'll...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 16, 2019

February 15, 2019
Greetings! It's been a really big week. Most urgently right now : we're pushing back against Trump's declaration of a national emergency, and need your help to call members of Congress (see below for more info). This week also marked the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and we're urging...
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The Human Needs Report: FY19 Spending Deal, Missing Aid for Puerto Rico, Bills to Help Workers, and More

February 14, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the deal to fund the government and avert another shutdown, a lack of nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico, the President’s FY20 budget, bills to help workers and working families, and more.
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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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