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Families & The Federal Budget

Human Needs Report: Spending and budget deal, immigration, work requirements and more

February 9, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, President Trump’s FY19 budget, immigration, work requirements, and more.
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Big Rainbows in the Political Clouds for Children: Some Really Really Good News

February 9, 2018
God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long...
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These Programs Are Literal Lifesavers. Yet The Trump Administration and GOP Leaders Are Now Pivoting to Take Them Away

February 7, 2018
There are literal lifesavers around us that we can’t see! Wondering what I’m talking about? I’m talking about Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). They are there when we need them, saving lives and boosting our economy. They are proven programs that lift up...
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Investments that Boost Our Families’ Health Care and Nutrition Mean the World to Us ... And to Our Economy

February 6, 2018
“I am a low-income single mom struggling to make a better life for myself and my little boy. We receive SNAP benefits. My son goes to a public elementary school. He gets a free lunch. I am working hard and trying to use these benefits as a stepping-stone and I am close but I have not yet been able...
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The State of the Union: Morally Dead and Leaving Vulnerable Children Behind

February 2, 2018
As I listened to President Trump’s State of the Union Address waiting to hear even a kernel of hope for our country’s most vulnerable children I became more and more distressed and disgusted as these children’s needs were once again left behind along with the values of the America and all great...
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Women Unite to Challenge Gender Inequality and Trump Agenda with “State of Our Union”

January 29, 2018
On the Heels of the #Me Too Movement and Women’s March Anniversary, Women Offer Alternative Vision to Trump Agenda
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MomsRising Statement on the Government Shutdown

January 20, 2018
Republicans in Congress once again demonstrated their skewed priorities, that they would rather shut down the government than provide protections for DREAMers -- young immigrants who came to this country as children and who contribute greatly to their communities and our country. Congressional...
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Sign On!

SIGN OUR LETTER telling GOP Leadership to Do Their Job!

January 20, 2018
Republicans in the U.S. Congress decided they would rather shut down our government than make a deal that would provide stable funding for health insurance for children and protect DREAMers, immigrant young adults who have grown up in the U.S.! This heartless move puts at risk the health care of...
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#5Actions of the Week: January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018
Happy New Year! 2017 was a tremendous year of *women power, mom power, parent power, and people power!* We called, emailed, and visited decision-makers on top issues affecting our families, including health care, immigration, taxes, more - literally hundreds of thousands of times. THANK YOU! It all...
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