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Families & The Federal Budget

Asunto: ¿Has escuchado el consejo de McDonald’s para las vacaciones?

December 3, 2013
Perturbada. Así es como me sentí después de ver las últimas noticias de vacaciones que estaban saliendo de algunos de los negocios más grandes de nuestro país. Por ejemplo, los reportes de Noticias ABC . McDonald’s le está dando a sus empleados “consejos financieros” como, “Vender algunas de sus...
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Give Americans a reason to be thankful: A Congress that listens

November 28, 2013
This Thanksgiving, Congress should set aside dysfunction and the austerity mindset and give the American people a reason to be thankful: a federal spending and revenue plan that takes our best interests to heart. In calling for the release of top-line budget numbers prior to Thanksgiving recess,...
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Budget Stalemate Closes Head Start’s Doors to 750 Washington Children

November 26, 2013
If you think the federal budget stalemate means things are not changing in your community you are sadly mistaken. The standoff has slammed Head Start’s doors, and eliminated opportunities to prepare for school, in the faces of 750 potential preschoolers around Washington state. How? Last March, the...
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Tell Congress to Protect Kids in the Budget!

November 8, 2013
Recent statistics are alarming: One out of five children live in a family that is food insecure. Over 1.1 million homeless students are currently enrolled in U.S. preschools and K-12 schools, the highest number ever recorded. The top 1% of households own 35.4% of all privately held wealth in the...
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Momentum Is Building to Close Corporate Offshore Tax Loopholes

November 7, 2013
Some folks in Congress are ready to close up offshore corporate tax loopholes. Others still need convincing. A total of 538 organizations – representing tens of millions of people – came together to tell the Senate to close up the loopholes that encourage big corporations to move jobs, profits and...
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When Government Is Too Small

October 23, 2013
Every American should have been in the streets when our elected officials labeled cancer care for children as "nonessential." On a damp Friday morning, 11 days into the government shutdown, a few dozen truckers took to the Capital Beltway to tell lawmakers they were angry. They were protesting big...
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Congress Reaches an Agreement….For Now

October 23, 2013
After 16 days of gridlock, partisan temper tantrums, and lost paychecks by government workers, Congress finally approved—and the President signed—a bill that reopens and funds the federal government . The good news is this national nightmare is over: government workers are back to work , national...
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10 Ways the Government Shutdown Has Impacted Children

October 16, 2013
10. Access to Child Care: Many students enrolled at early childhood education programs in states like Alabama, Georgia, and Florida weren’t able to attend as some of the Head Start programs were closed due to the government shutdown; a $10 million donation has reopened seven programs in six states...
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10 Ways the Government Shutdown Has Impacted Women

October 16, 2013
10. Access to Child Care: Moms in states like Alabama, Georgia, and Florida have scrambled to find child care for their children as a number of Head Start programs were closed ; a $10 million donation has reopened seven programs in six states, but funding for other programs may run out by the end...
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The Children of Head Start

October 16, 2013
As an assistant Head Start teacher, I see the impact of the program every day. Our program in Chicago has children who would continue to have rotting teeth and no childhood immunizations without the support and requirements of the program. Children who are non-communicative, developmentally delayed...
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