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Families & The Federal Budget

Last #RisersRadio Show: Winning!

December 17, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week we cover some spectacular recent wins in Congress, like the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and SNAP in the Farm Bill, and how real people made them happen; we also cover a new report on uninsured kids and the importance of children having access to healthcare; then we...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018
Greetings! Today we remember everyone affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook. We will never give up the fight to protect our communities from gun violence. We're also celebrating two wins in Congress, directly fueled by your incredibly parent power. First: the U.S. Congress approved a Farm Bill that...
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Crushed It! MomsRising's Top Wins of 2018

December 12, 2018
Recently, MomsRising’s CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner asked MomsRising staff members to share their favorite wins and innovations of the year. It turned out to be a very long list. To put it simply, the MomsRising community — which includes you! — CRUSHED it in 2018! The energy and...
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The Human Needs Report: Stopgap Spending Measure Passes, Public Charge Comments Submitted, Farm Bill Nears Passage, and More

December 11, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the stopgap spending bill, the proposed Public Charge rule, farm bill negotiations, TANF, criminal justice reform, and the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Director.
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GM Layoffs Prove Tax Cuts Hurt, Don’t Help, Workers

November 28, 2018
General Motors’ announcement yesterday that it was idling five North American assembly plants and laying off nearly 15,000 workers proves once again that the only guaranteed winners from corporate tax cuts are corporations and their wealthy shareholders—not local communities and working families...
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Vote for Children Who Cannot Vote for Themselves

November 2, 2018
“That candidates were answering to us was really powerful. I was really glad I got to be a part of it. Even though I can’t vote yet, I’m doing everything I can to tell my family and friends the importance of using their vote.” –Kelsey, high school sophomore in Austin, Texas “I thought it was really...
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We Are MomsRising, Jade from California

October 31, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Jade in California about the childcare struggle and her experiences as an immigrant. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My partner Caesar is Mexican and I am British. It took...
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We Are MomsRising, Sheila from North Carolina

October 22, 2018
October is HeadStart Awarness Month. In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Sheila in North Carolina about her experiences with Early Head Start and Head Start. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My story with Head...
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The spin begins: basic needs programs are blamed for increasing the deficit, when tax cuts are really at fault

October 19, 2018
When the 2017 $1.9 trillion in tax cuts were enacted, many of us predicted that the hole in the budget caused by the lost revenue would be used by the Trump Administration and some in Congress to justify cuts in basic needs programs like Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and SNAP. And we were right.
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Becoming a Millionaire Just Got a Million Times Harder

October 12, 2018
Capitalism, for better or worse, is a race to the top where the starting gun only goes off once. As much as we may like to think that our economic circumstances are determined by our talent and hard work alone, there are hundreds of years of history that play a role in influencing the path our...
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