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#5Actions of the Week: April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with our top #5Actions of the week, making it easy for you to quickly catch up on our most urgent campaigns. Today is the #NationalSchoolWalkOut, and students across the country are speaking out about the need for gun safety. Please join us in sending them a note of...
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I'm a mom who says NO to slashing Medicaid!

April 17, 2018
Tax day is a good time to revisit the many ways in which the GOP tax scam and Trump's policies will hurt families like mine. I delivered this speech on behalf of Little Lobbyists at a Tax March rally in February with Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional representatives and civil rights...
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10 Things You Need to Know on Tax Day

April 17, 2018
A Chart Book on the U.S. Tax System: Read the Chart Book in PDF 1.) Everyone pays taxes, including those who earn the least. Our collective federal, state, and local tax system includes income taxes, payroll taxes (Social Security, Medicare), property taxes, sales and other excise taxes. The total...
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#FoodFri: SNAP and Current Threats in the Farm Bill

April 17, 2018
SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, helps millions of low-income families have access to healthy food. The SNAP program is under attack in the proposed Farm Bill. We've got all the details on how this could impact millions of families across the United States at this week's #FoodFri...
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#RisersRadio this Week: #EqualityNow!

April 16, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover Black Maternal Health Awareness Week; Equal Pay Day; Trump’s #TaxScam and how corporations are benefiting from the Trump tax plan; and the impact of social media, including Facebook, on democracy. *Special guests include: Elizabeth Dawes, Black Mamas Matter...
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BREAKING NEWS: SNAP under attack!

April 16, 2018
SNAP (also known as food stamps) is under attack!! Last week GOP leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee introduced a Farm Bill that would increase hunger and hardship by taking away—or cutting—food assistance from many struggling families, including children . This...
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#5Actions of the Week: April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
It's another big week! Equal Pay Day was April 10, Tax Day is coming up on the 17th, and the Farm Bill has been introduced! Please take a moment to take action on all of these issues - and more - via the top #5Actions list below! Then ... relax and enjoy your weekend, knowing you've done good work...
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Child Opportunity and Stability Starts at Home- with Fair Housing

April 13, 2018
Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, became law after passing Congress in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination. The Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race,...
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Tell your local paper “no tax cuts for wealthy corporations!”

April 11, 2018
Tax Day is coming up—April 17th! From this point forward Tax Day is going to look very different than those in the past few years. Yes, many of us will be making last minute trips to the post office to file our taxes but perhaps more important: We're realizing we were lied to and ignored by those...
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SNAP & Medicaid are under attack. Sign our letter and support families!

April 9, 2018
GOP leaders in the U.S. Congress want to pass unnecessary, harmful, and overly restrictive work requirement in order to access SNAP, which boosts our families and economy. Sign our letter NOW telling Congress "hands off SNAP!"
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