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Your February MOMentum: Big win for paid family leave!

March 1, 2019
From attending the State of the Union address to speaking at the re-introduction of the FAMILY Act to testifying before Congress on the Paycheck Fairness Act, February has been full of MomsRising power! And not only at the federal level — moms are making the difference for economic justice...
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Jean Fairfax Raised the Bar

March 1, 2019
“Someone had to break the pattern, and very often the civil rights revolution was initiated by the most vulnerable Black persons. Many of them were women and many of them were children—tough, resilient, hopeful, beautiful children. The greatest experience of my life was standing with them as they...
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We need Child Care for All Families Now!

February 27, 2019
I’m newly back in the office after having my baby and I have one thing on my mind—we HAVE TO solve the childcare crisis in this country. At my neighborhood meetup for new parents not a week goes by that childcare doesn’t come up as a major issue for families. Moms with no choice but to quit jobs...
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Mother and son look at camera, smiling, holding sign for paid family and medical leave in New Hampshire.]

My experience testifying for paid leave in NH

February 27, 2019
During the recent Polar Vortex of 2019, I loaded myself and my son Vinny into the Resistance Mobile (my terrible minivan bedecked with political and justice related stickers) and for the first time in my life drove to the State House in Concord, New Hampshire to rally and testify in support of...
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The real truth about Trump's child care record

February 25, 2019
Today, the White House Council of Economic Advisors released a paper on work and the cost of child care. This is yet another example of the Trump Administration white-washing its record on supporting families’ access to affordable child care. During the 2016 presidential election, then candidate...
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Speak out for SNAP!

QUICK SIGNATURE needed to protect SNAP for struggling workers!

February 22, 2019
The Trump Administration is at it again, trying to take away SNAP (food stamps) from workers and families that are already struggling! Yes, you read that right. Ugh. You’re probably thinking, “Wait, didn’t Congress just pass the Farm Bill a few months ago that was very clear about protecting SNAP...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019
We're back with this week's round-up of top actions, featuring urgent campaigns around tax credits for working families, protecting SNAP (food stamps), passing universal background checks, and keeping the drumbeat going around ending the #FakeNationalEmergency. We know it's a busy time, but your...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 16, 2019

February 15, 2019
Greetings! It's been a really big week. Most urgently right now : we're pushing back against Trump's declaration of a national emergency, and need your help to call members of Congress (see below for more info). This week also marked the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and we're urging...
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Democrats' Progressive Agenda Must Include Addressing the Nation's Child Care Crisis

February 15, 2019
By Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) If there’s one thing that voters across the country have made very clear, it’s that they want big, bold solutions to the serious challenges facing them and their families. While the wealthiest Americans and biggest...
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The Human Needs Report: FY19 Spending Deal, Missing Aid for Puerto Rico, Bills to Help Workers, and More

February 14, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the deal to fund the government and avert another shutdown, a lack of nutrition assistance for Puerto Rico, the President’s FY20 budget, bills to help workers and working families, and more.
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