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Testimony for the Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs Hearing 3.12.19

March 12, 2019
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising Member, Nikki Berlew-O’Meara, to the hearing of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Hearing as part of the House Education and Labor Committee held on March 12, 2019.
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#GoodNews This Week: Blocking Private Prison Money, Childcare Tax Credit, More!

March 8, 2019
VICTORY ! MomsRising/MamásconPoder leads the #FamiliesBelongTogether Corporate Accountability Committee of over 100 organizations… and we're thrilled to share that we just had a HUGE victory. One of our two key corporate targets, JP Morgan Chase bank, just announced: "We will no longer bank the...
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We Are Still Turning Our Backs on Puerto Rico’s Hungry Children

March 8, 2019
In 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread devastation across Puerto Rico, leaving children especially vulnerable—but the sad reality is Puerto Rican children were some of the most at risk in America long before the storm. Nearly 6 in 10 children in Puerto Rico live in poverty, a rate...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019
It's been another busy week, and we're ready for the weekend. But first: can you make sure to check off of our most urgent actions from this past week? From telling the Senate to stop Trump's power grab, to sharing your story about the importance of quality and affordable childcare, your voice is...
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Why the American Family Act Would Help my Family

March 6, 2019
MomsRising super mom, Jessica Morrison, spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill about how the American Family Act would help her growing family. Read her story below and watch her speak here ! Good afternoon. My name is Jessica Morrison. I live just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and I...
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Millennials don’t have an avocado eating problem...

March 6, 2019
D elicious avocado toast isn’t why families like mine are struggling financially, as has been ridiculously proposed, but childcare...now THAT is an actual problem. It’s hard to believe that out of touch millionaires like Tim Gurner can even suggest that eating avocados could be a reason that...
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The Human Needs Report: FY20 Budget Talks, Potential Loss of Food Aid for Millions, Immigration Battles, and More

March 4, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on early FY20 budget talks, the potential loss of food aid for millions, a blow to low-income consumers, ongoing immigration battles, and more. Click here to read a PDF version.
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New on #RisersRadio: Moving Justice Forward

March 4, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we talk about the power of the Oscars to move justice forward. We'll cover the power of YOUR story, and a new National Academy of Sciences MAJOR report on child poverty and how to end it. We also discuss the nutrition/NAP crisis hitting Puerto Rico if Congress doesn't...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019
It's March, and spring is officially in the air! We're back with this week's round-up of top actions, featuring urgent campaigns around tax credits for working families, child care, protecting school lunch and SNAP (food stamps), gun safety, the #FakeNationalEmergency, and more. Be sure to scroll...
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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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