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News You Can Use: How To Apply for COVID19 Assistance

April 28, 2020
Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/28/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information. MomsRising was joined by experts...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020
Happy Friday. We hope you've had a good week, and are looking forward to some down time this weekend. We know how busy these times are, whether you're able to stay at home, or one of our brave workers on the front lines. Our weekly list of Top 5 Actions is a handy round-up of the biggest campaigns...
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Resources for Pennsylvania Families During COVID-19

April 22, 2020
Communities across the globe are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has had disastrous impacts on families everywhere. In response, our PA MomsRising team has compiled a list of resources here to share with our members as they navigate this crisis. The resources below include...
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Via ParentsTogether: How To Get Help Delaying Bills Due To the Pandemic

April 22, 2020
More than 10 percent of Americans have been laid off since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. And even for those who have not lost their jobs altogether, families are feeling financial strain due to reduced work hours — whether because of the current pause on non-essential business, or because...
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How the CARES Act and New Paid Leave Options Can Help Your Family

April 21, 2020
Families who’ve taken financial hits due to the coronavirus pandemic should check out how the recently-passed CARES Act might help, even if they’ve never received unemployment benefits before.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020
Well, it's the end of another busy week. How have you been? Please take a moment to catch up on our top actions below. This week we're sharing a bonus sixth one too! Scroll down to speak out in defense of our democracy, gun safety, and paid leave. RSVP for our national webinar on COVID-19-related...
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Coronavirus Support Programs: All you Need to Know and How to Apply!

April 16, 2020
In the past month, the U.S. Congress has passed major pieces of legislation to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that you — or those you know — may be qualified to receive. Included in these policies are massive expansions and updates to unemployment insurance, paid sick days and...
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See how COVID-19 has put child care in crisis

April 7, 2020
Every morning for the last two weeks I’ve woken up wondering what impact this COVID-19 crisis will have on my toddler’s life along with our entire country. My partner and I are juggling our work schedules (like so many parents and caregivers!) the best we can as we try to give her some semblance of...
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New COVID-19 Emergency Paid Leave is Now Available

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: New federal paid leave laws and what they mean for our families

April 6, 2020
New, emergency paid leave laws went into effect on Wednesday, April 1st. This includes emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid family leave. If you have a problem or want more information about your rights, our partners at A Better Balance have a free and confidential helpline at 1-833-NEED-...
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Recursos para las familias del estado de Washington durante la pandemia de COVID-19

April 3, 2020
Estamos viviendo tiempos increíbles. Pero en medio del caos y de la incertidumbre de lo que tenemos por delante, lo mejor que podemos hacer es apoyarnos mutuamente. La pandemia de COVID-19 ha tenido un impacto desastroso para las familias de todo Washington, por lo que hemos creado una lista de...
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