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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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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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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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Work Requirements for SNAP ‘Will Increase, Intensify Hunger in America’

April 13, 2018
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway today introduced an ill-considered plan that will make it harder for hungry families to access the food they need. Conaway added a proposal to the 2018 Farm Bill to implement unnecessary, harmful and overly restrictive work requirements to the...
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Public Charge FAQs

April 8, 2018
Public Charge FAQs This FAQ does not replace the advice of a qualified lawyer. You should contact a lawyer if you have questions about your particular situation. This information was prepared in partnership of MomsRising with T he Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign, co-...
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Tell your local paper “no tax cuts for wealthy corporations!”

April 11, 2018
Tax Day is coming up—April 17th! From this point forward Tax Day is going to look very different than those in the past few years. Yes, many of us will be making last minute trips to the post office to file our taxes but perhaps more important: We're realizing we were lied to and ignored by those...
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It's Past Time for Equal Pay. Take Action!

April 11, 2018
It’s Equal Pay Day. Again . The day that marks how far a woman typically has to work into 2018 to make what men were paid the previous year, across race, ethnicity, and industry. This is quite simply NOT okay . So, this Equal Pay Day, we want to aim our Care Bear Stare (or really, our emoji glare)...
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