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What's in Build Back Better (BBB) for Families? MomsRising Staff Explains

December 17, 2021
Every provision of the Build Back Better agenda is supported by at least two in three Americans. This is why it's important to spread the word far and wide about what is in this proposed legislation and what it would mean for families.
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Dígale al DHS que nunca más vuelva a separar a las familias!

January 21, 2022
La política Cero Tolerancia promulgada por la administración Trump que creó la separación familiar es una mancha en la historia de nuestra nación. Usar a los niños como tácticas en nombre de la aplicación de las leyes migratorias no es solo ilegal, sino increíblemente inmoral, inhumano y perjudicial para todas las familias afectadas por esta dañina política.
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MS. MAGAZINE OPINION: Build Back Better Would Be a Game Changer

January 18, 2022
On Jan. 6, 2022, Ms. Magazine published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with MomsRising partner, Women’s Economic Justice Director and The Century Foundation Senior Fellow Julie Kashen: The U.S. Is in Urgent Need of Childcare Solutions. Build Back Better Would Be a Game-Changer In the opinion, we...
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Omicron is raging & families need support

January 5, 2022
Like many others, my 2022 is off to a rocky start. I am writing this as I scramble to find a COVID-19 test appointment for my feverish two-year-old and my son is home with his school closed. I know I am far from alone. Families need a lifeline, but just when we need help the most, the U.S. Senate failed to act before the new year to extend the monthly Child Tax Credit payments and pass key policies like paid family and medical leave and child care that would have helped families, businesses, and our economy weather this COVID-19 surge.
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Mad at Manchin? Turn your anger to action

December 20, 2021
Sen Manchin's announcement that he will not support the current version of the Build Back Better Act is a stinging, heartbreaking, disappointment to families in his state. Join us in urging him to come back to the negotiating table.
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Because working people make the holidays possible…

December 16, 2021
Our economy wouldn’t exist without the power of working people. Even holiday celebrations wouldn’t be possible without our labor. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Festivus, Kwanzaa, or Christmas this month, it’s farm workers, package delivery drivers, cashiers, hospitality staff, and so many other frontline members of our communities that make holiday traditions possible. Here's the problem – pregnant workers in these important jobs are the likeliest to need, but not have access to the basic, but very important protections and accommodations in the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486). Why? Because despite already passing the U.S. House of Representatives this year and having broad bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, this important legislation has still not passed.
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Don’t Let the Senate Push Out Paid Family/Medical Leave!

November 24, 2021
There are just seven legislative days left on the Senate calendar before the end of the year. Act now and urge your U.S. Senators to act quickly to pass the BBB Act, including paid family/medical leave, before the end of the year.
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Childcare is a Public Good

November 23, 2021
“The free market works well in many different sectors, but childcare is not one of them. It does not work for the caregivers. It does not work for the parents. It does not work for the kids. And because it does not work for them, it does not work for the country."
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The one question I wasn't asked during 30 job interviews

November 22, 2021
"It's time for employers to see their employees as people who have whole lives outside of work." - MacKenzie from New Hampshire
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Estimado Congreso: ¿Necesitas más razones para construir una infraestructura de atención AHORA? Lee esto.

November 18, 2021
En nuestro Libro de Historias de la Economía del Cuidado 2021 , hemos capturado historias poderosas y conmovedoras de familias de todo el país que ilustran cómo nuestra Infraestructura de cuidado inadecuada perjudica a las familias, las empresas y nuestra economía. La construcción de una...
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