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Families & The Federal Budget

"Congress’ Urgent Unfinished Business for Children"

December 15, 2017
As if our fight to stop the profoundly unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was not enough, we must all work hard to ensure there will be no unfinished business as Congress works to wrap up the Continuing Resolution before December 22nd with all the crucial help children and other vulnerable populations...
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MomsRising Fighting for CHIP!

December 14, 2017
On Wednesday, MomsRising took to Capitol Hill to discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). We made it loud and clear that Congress should not gamble with our kids. CHIP expired at the end of September , and Congress has yet to reauthorize the historically bipartisan legislation. As a...
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Net Neutrality

Stop the FCC and save Net Neutrality!

December 12, 2017
The FCC is about to vote to end net neutrality—breaking the fundamental principle of the open Internet. I'm supporting an effort to create an avalanche of calls to Congress to stop it . Net neutrality affects everyone who uses the Internet. This is for all of us. Please visit https://www...
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The Human Needs Report: tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, and more

December 11, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on Congress’s tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Dreamers, and more.
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#5Actions of the Week! December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017
We're making a holiday action list and checking it twice! Gonna tell our decision makers who's naughty or nice. Moms are coming to town ... Please join us to take urgent action on a suite of red-hot priorities this week! And be sure to share with friends and family too. Together we're making this...
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I Delivered MomsRising Letters To My TX Congresspeople. You Can Too!

December 11, 2017
I am 66 years old and currently receiving Medicare and Social Security benefits. I am an ordained minister, though not currently serving a church. I have been a Learning Disabilities teacher in the public school system. Currently I am a piano teacher and a church musician. My heart goes out to all...
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"I Didn't Make This World For You"

December 8, 2017
…They have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek…. they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless… and they do not defend the rights of the needy. --Jeremiah 5:27-28 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights...
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Leader Pelosi, House Democrats, MomsRising to Discuss Impacts of #GOPTaxScam

December 5, 2017
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats and MomsRising advocates will hold a press conference tomorrow in the H-207, the Rayburn Room at 10:30 a.m. E.T. on the negative impact of the #GOPTaxScam on children and families. Who: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi House Democrats MomsRising...
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Deliver a letter!

Can you take a letter saying NO to the #GOPTaxPlan?

December 3, 2017
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment!!!! You have been speaking out by the thousands because you know the long-term effects of the GOP tax bill are atrocious. But the U.S. Senate passed their bill at 2 a.m. Saturday morning (why in the dead of night!?) and now the GOP leadership are moving to...
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Take Action!

The Senate passed its terrible tax bill! TAKE ACTION

December 3, 2017
The U.S. Senate just passed its horrible tax bill. It raises taxes on working families, takes away the healthcare of 13 million people, and balloons our national debt all in order to give tax cuts to millionaires and mega-corporations . Like the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge , the GOP counted its coins...
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