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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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August MOMentum flowing strong for breastfeeding moms

September 3, 2019
Happy August! Even in the midst of changing schedules and changing seasons, we’re keeping our eyes on the prize and moving forward on top priorities for women, moms, and families. MomsRising has led national actions and conversations during National Breastfeeding Month; celebrated yet another bank...
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#5Actions Challenge: Take it up a notch

September 3, 2019
Happy End of Summer! It's been a busy one. This month marked our ONE HUNDREDTH EDITION of #5Actions! Thank you to everyone who's made this weekly round-up a part of their routine. Our goal has been simple: to make it as easy as possible for you to review and catch up on all of the big actions from...
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Finding Summer Childcare

August 22, 2019
My name is Karen Browning and I’m proud to be a part of MomsRising! Becoming a mother changed me in ways I never imagined it would. I’ve been politically active and committed to doing what I can to help make the world a better place, since I was a teenager. Becoming a mother to my two boys only...
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Nobel Laureate Economist Robert Solow’s Clarion Call to End Child Poverty

August 22, 2019
August 23 marks the 95th birthday of the great MIT Nobel laureate economist and 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Robert Solow. As family and friends join him for this milestone, all of us at the Children’s Defense Fund send our deepest gratitude for his generous sharing of expertise,...
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Trump Public Charge Rule Will Put Food, Housing, Health Care for Millions at Risk

August 19, 2019
“It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow...
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Time to defend SNAP once again from the Trump Administration

August 14, 2019
For the second time this year, SNAP (aka food stamps), and the families that rely most on it, are under attack by the Trump Administration. Now they are going after Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (or “Cat El”). Cat What? I know it sounds really wonky but we’ll explain why it’s so important...
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U.S. Soccer: STOP lobbying against equal pay!

August 14, 2019
We’re calling a red card on the U.S. Soccer Federation! Why? It’s bad enough that they don’t pay the national men’s and women’s soccer teams equally, but now they have hired not one, but two (!!!) lobbying firms to actively lobby against equal pay on Capitol Hill. → Tell the U.S. Soccer Federation...
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It's been a big week. Catch up with #5Actions

August 10, 2019
This week we mourn the victims in Dayton and El Paso and stand with all those affected by the senseless gun deaths and domestic terrorism that are devastating our communities virtually every day -- and we will not rest until the epidemic of gun violence and hate in America ends. We also stand with...
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