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#FoodFri: SNAP, Women and the Farm Bill

May 10, 2018
Got questions about how the proposed Farm Bill will affect women who receive SNAP benefits? Come to #FoodFri this week and learn more about what the cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill could mean for women who rely on SNAP to put food on the table. Our amazing guests the National Resource Center for...
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#5Actions of the Week: May 4, 2018

May 5, 2018
It's May - a month of great things! First up: Kristin's new book Keep Marching has launched! The book is part guide, part inspiration to building the world we seek, and part call to action. See more on a special opportunity to share Keep Marching with a woman you love for Mother's Day, below. And...
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House Farm Bill Negatively Impacts LGBTQ Americans

May 4, 2018
SNAP plays a critical role in addressing food insecurity, and the SNAP cuts proposed by the House will have a devastating impact. The risk is even greater for LGBTQ people who are not only 1.6 times more likely to experience food insecurity, but who are also particularly vulnerable to employment discrimination and new SNAP time limits and work requirements.

Tell your U.S. Representative: Hands off SNAP!

May 2, 2018
We are sounding the alarms. Now is the moment where we need you to speak out to protect the health and nutrition of children, moms, and low-income families! Moms, dads, and concerned voters have been speaking out by the thousands because we know how vital nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps)...
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How To Hack Politics For The Good on #RisersRadio

April 27, 2018
Join us on the radio show this week! Listen in as we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing. *Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets , @emv52 ; Catherine D'...
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Calling Durham, NC parents of kids 0-8: we need your opinion!

April 26, 2018
Calling all Durham parents and caregivers of kids 0-8: we need your opinion! What’s been your experience with preschool or other childcare arrangements? What would your preferences be for early care and education for your children? We want to know! Can you quickly share your thoughts? These are...
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We're Going Back, Way Back, on #RisersRadio this Week!

April 24, 2018
This week we're taking it back, (not so) way back, on the #RisersRadio show! We're revisiting a popular, and timely, radio show, Reaching for Equity, Equality and Justice. On this show we cover the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant families; we hear how some countries have...
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The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more

April 23, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more.
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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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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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