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Navigating the #TrumpShutdown: The Low Down on Benefits, School Lunches, Resources & More

January 24, 2019
As the #TrumpShutdown drags on, people across the country are suffering devastating consequences. From confusion over SNAP (food stamps) and WIC experienced by beneficiaries to the sudden loss of income experienced by 800,000+ federal workers and contractors, the effects of this shutdown are far-...
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Electricity or Epilepsy Meds? Furloughed Worker Must Choose

January 24, 2019
Many workers in the U.S. are one missing paycheck away from financial hardship or worse. A recent survey conducted by GoBankingRates found that 58 percent of Americans have $1,000 or less in savings. And as the Trump Shutdown enters Day 28, more evidence is emerging that a number of the 800,000...
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#TrumpShutdown: The Crisis Has Arrived For Affordable Housing

January 23, 2019
On Day 33 of the Trump Government Shutdown, reports are spreading throughout the U.S. of tenants being threatened with sharply increased rents and even evictions. Last week, one company, Tri-State Management, confirmed it sent a letter to 28 buildings in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and...
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The Human Needs Report: Shutdown Updates, Family Separation, Minimum Wage, and More

January 22, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the ongoing government shutdown, immigrant families separated at the border, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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#RisersRadio: Women’s March, Women Win, Women Rise for Change

January 18, 2019
On the #RADIOshow this past week, we covered the Women's March on January 19th and how you can march; why even businesses love the new Washington Paid Family/Medical Leave law; the powerful win relating to Cyntoia Brown regaining freedom; and get the inside scoop on how a bipartisan bill for...
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Take Action!

The U.S. Senate can reopen the government. TAKE ACTION!

January 18, 2019
“My husband and I are both contractors who support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. I have called all my creditors and doctors and explained the situation. I have cancelled ALL my appointments and only pay what is necessary (electric, water, insurance for my vehicle, health care for my 9 year old...
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Take These #5Actions & Make An Impact! MLK Weekend Edition

January 18, 2019
It’s #5actions Friday! Start your celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. early with these top five quick actions that will make a big impact. We’re speaking out for universal background checks on gun purchases, standing up against the #TrumpShutdown, signing up to #keepmarching this weekend...
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Ogden, Clarksville, Huntsville: Stories from the Trump Shutdown

January 17, 2019
When one contemplates the epicenter of the Trump Shutdown, the snowy community of Ogden, Utah probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Neither is Clarksville, West Virginia. Or Huntsville, Alabama. But as the shutdown enters its 27th day, these communities are among the places where the...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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The government shutdown closed my child care

January 11, 2019
The government shutdown closed my child care center, but my husband and I have to work. That means we're paying for child care twice.
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