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We Need Concrete Policy Action to Save Black Mothers and Infants this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019
For many of us, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms and families by offering expressions of love and appreciation. But every year in the United States, approximately 700 women die from pregnancy-related complications, the majority of which are preventable . And every year, over 22,000 infants...
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

May 10, 2019
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be YouTube stars, or beg for T-shirts, backpacks, or comforters emblazoned with logos. But parents still...
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Counting Latino Children

Census 2020: Securing Our Children’s Future Through A Full Count

May 9, 2019
Every mom remembers the day she held her little one(s) for the first time – a moment of both great joy and some anxiety about the uncertainty the future may bring. I became a mother (and father) to a beautiful baby girl – Rosita in September of 2009. Like many moms, before I knew it, I found myself...
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The Human Needs Report: The latest on labor, health and education spending; disaster aid; asylum seekers; and more

May 6, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states, a tougher path for asylum seekers, a rollback of payday lending protections, and more.
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Ending Child Poverty Now

May 3, 2019
“I would come home and there would be no electricity, I would have no water to bathe in. Sometimes there wouldn’t be food, there would just be water in the refrigerator.” –Taylor, honored by the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas with a Beat the Odds® scholarship No child should have to worry where her...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019
Happy Friday and Happy Spring! We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions, featuring ways to speak out for affordable and high-quality childcare and equal pay, and against police brutality and family incarceration. Mother's Day is also coming up, and we're sharing an easy way to fuel our...
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Standing for NC students, schools, and communities!

May 1: Resources for families as we stand for NC students, schools, and communities!

April 28, 2019
On May 1st, thousands of NC teachers, parents, students, and public school supporters will be headed to Raleigh for to stand up for our state’s children, public schools, and teachers. As lawmakers finalize the state budget, they need to hear that it’s time step up and fund the schools NC students...
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Let NC workers be there when their families need them.

Support NC kin care and safe days, allowing workers to use their sick days when they need them

April 28, 2019
Exciting news! On the afternoon of Monday, April 29th, a bill is being heard in a committee of the NC General Assembly that would guarantee employees the right to use their sick days (whether paid or job-protected, unpaid) to care for a sick loved one, seek preventative care, or deal with the...
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

April 26, 2019
Baby dolls, tiny trucks, toy food and dress-up capes. Scattered about the ballroom of a motel in Northeast Washington, D.C., and captured in a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak, these hallmarks of child’s play are not merely a sign of productive imaginations—they’re evidence of a larger child...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave Progress, Free Book & More!

April 26, 2019
VICTORY/PROGRESS : BIG news for paid family and medical leave in North Carolina! The NC Families First Act is the first comprehensive, stand-alone bill that would provide paid family and medical leave for North Carolina's families. And it's been filed, a MAJOR step in moving the bill forward and...
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