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Families & The Federal Budget

Why America May Go to Hell!

November 17, 2017
I hope you will speak up loudly and do whatever else is necessary to stop Congress’ hugely unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that rewards billionaires at the expense of poor babies and corporations at the expense of vulnerable children. Millions of America’s children today are suffering from hunger,...
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House Republican Tax Bill ‘Throws Working Families Under the Bus’

November 16, 2017
By passing a harmful, heinous tax bill, House Republicans today threw working families under the bus in order to kowtow to big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent of people in our country. This bill will give tax breaks to those who need it least while doing real damage to our economy and...
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MomsRising on the Inclusion of the ACA Mandate Repeal in the Senate Tax Bill

November 15, 2017
Yesterday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate tax bill would include a provision to do away with the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans have health insurance. The repeal of the individual mandate would remove the incentive for younger, healthier Americans...
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#ScaryBudget & the Health of Pregnant Women

November 13, 2017
The #ScaryBudget just passed the House and will have a devastating impact on programs such Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, Head Start, WIC, public housing and childcare assistance that pregnant women and their families rely on to live healthy lives. Check out our Storify as we talked about the #...
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Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

November 13, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released the latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more.
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Senate GOP Tax Plan a Boon for the 1%, Puts Moms, Families Last

November 10, 2017
Billionaires, millionaires and wealthy corporations win, working families lose . That would be the outcome if the tax plan U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled today is adopted. It’s destructive and flat out immoral to cut taxes for the richest one percent and the wealthiest corporations while gutting...
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Moms Standing up for Head Start

November 9, 2017
Over one million young children and pregnant women are served by Head Start every year in centers, family homes, and in family childcare homes in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the country. Head Start and Early Head Start serve a diverse group of children and families – 38% are...
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Moms Standing up for SNAP

November 9, 2017
There are few things more gut-wrenching for a mother, than having to put your child to bed hungry. This should not be happening in America, yet more than 1 in 6 children live in food insecure households in this country. SNAP Adult Working.jpg Anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition...
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Moms Standing up for WIC

November 9, 2017
WIC is a short-term program shown to improve health outcomes in babies, including improving birth weights and reducing infant mortality rates, as well as stronger outcomes for moms in managing weight gain in pregnancy, prolonging breastfeeding duration, and helping moms access breastfeeding support...
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5 Ways YOU can stop the Republican tax bill!

November 8, 2017
We need YOU to speak out in order to stop this awful tax bill that hurts our families and our economy. Here are 5 ways you can quickly take action!
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