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Coronavirus Support Programs: All you Need to Know and How to Apply!

April 16, 2020
In the past month, the U.S. Congress has passed major pieces of legislation to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that you — or those you know — may be qualified to receive. Included in these policies are massive expansions and updates to unemployment insurance, paid sick days and...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020
First: we are sending strength to you, your family, and your community. These are unprecedented times. But times like these also remind us why it's so important to stand up and speak out for the issues we care about, both during times of crisis and in the long-term. Below please find our latest...
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Missed #KeepMarching last night? Here's the Zoom recording

April 8, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, including how we work, spend money, maintain our relationships, think about the future, and so much more. At last night's #KeepMarching meeting, we considered the implications of COVID-19 for paid family leave, taxes, and the economy. We are...
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Answers on Unemployment Insurance with SAG-AFTRA Pres. Gabrielle Carteris & NELP

April 6, 2020
Got questions on unemployment insurance? Check out this podcast I just recorded with Gabrielle Carteris, the President of SAG-AFTRA (the screen actors’ union), about the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits are available under the recently-passed CARES Act. We go through the basics of UI and then concentrate particularly on those industries where it’s common for people to have a lot of different jobs, including people who have both W2 and 1099 jobs with fair frequency.

#5Actions You Can Take Right Now: Paid Leave, Protecting Incarcerated Loved Ones, and More

April 3, 2020
Last week, the CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law. You can read our statement here . While there is still more work to be done, the CARES Act provides urgently-needed support to moms and working families, small businesses and the health care system. This week's actions are things...
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UPDATED: Happy Census Day!

April 1, 2020
UPDATE: If you missed filling out your Census form on April 1, you still have time-- and options! (And you're definitely not alone.) Check out this CNET article for three easy ways to complete the form! Taking this easy step, and making sure everyone you know does, too, helps your community get...
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Ways to Manage Young Children While Sheltering at Home

March 31, 2020
Parents of young children are probably the most tired and affected during this time of staying safe at home. Young children, unlike older children, do not have the ability to separate this time of sheltering at home from “normal time.” This is why a parent of a young child needs to be careful in...
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Unemployment Insurance Was Crucial To Workers And the Economy in the Last Recession

March 23, 2020
Twelve years have passed since the onset of what we call the Great Recession. Now, as the effects of the coronavirus-spawned COVID-19 pandemic send the U.S. economy hurtling into another recession, or possibly depression, and Congress wrestles with designing the components of an urgent policy...
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***Important*** Tell your Senator to vote YES on the COVID-19 package!

March 14, 2020
Listen, I’m going to get real with you. I know that you might be more than a little anxious right now and unsure of what is going on with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading. I am too. The good news is that late last night Speaker Nancy Pelsoi and leaders in the U.S. House of...
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