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Moms Summit recap!

May 29, 2018
In celebration of Mother’s Day 2018, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families. Leader Pelosi reached out to invite MomsRising's executive director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, to be among the leaders speaking at the event, and to invite...
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California’s Chance to Lead for Poor Children

May 25, 2018
When I was a young civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Mississippi, I was called in 1967 to testify before Congress about the embattled Head Start program in Mississippi that was serving thousands of children after the state turned its federal funding down and community groups...
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Fact of the Week: Four in ten Americans would struggle with unexpected expense of $400

May 24, 2018
Four in 10 adults either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture is bleaker for people with a high school degree or less: 54 percent of these respondents...
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My Remarks on the GOP Farm Bill and SNAP

May 23, 2018
Good afternoon and thank you for having me here to share my story. My name is Sandy Waters and I live here in Washington, DC. I know that imposing work requirements for SNAP beneficiaries would crush hardworking individuals and families – because that’s what would have happened to me. Watch Sandy...
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The Human Needs Report: SNAP Cuts Defeated, Spending Cuts on Deck, Immigration and the Census, and More

May 21, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more.
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SNAP cuts are sinful

Success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP in the House!

May 18, 2018
The defeat of the farm bill is a great victory, because it is a rejection of mean-spirited and wrong-headed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps).
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SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

May 14, 2018
This is a guest post by Sharvonne Williams. As a child growing up in Harlem, I never realized that I was living in poverty. I didn’t know that the groceries my mom brought home were purchased with food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). My mom did a lot of...
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How the House's SNAP cuts would hurt children

May 11, 2018
The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for...
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#FoodFri: SNAP, Women and the Farm Bill

May 10, 2018
Got questions about how the proposed Farm Bill will affect women who receive SNAP benefits? Come to #FoodFri this week and learn more about what the cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill could mean for women who rely on SNAP to put food on the table. Our amazing guests the National Resource Center for...
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#5Actions of the Week: May 4, 2018

May 5, 2018
It's May - a month of great things! First up: Kristin's new book Keep Marching has launched! The book is part guide, part inspiration to building the world we seek, and part call to action. See more on a special opportunity to share Keep Marching with a woman you love for Mother's Day, below. And...
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