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Tax Bill an ‘Insult to Working Families’ and a ‘Disaster for the Economy’

December 20, 2017
The tax plan Congress passed today, on a partisan basis, is an insult to our country’s working families. This atrocious bill was written hastily and in secret, then pushed through to a vote despite overwhelming public opposition. Its aim is clear: to cut taxes for corporations and wealthy...
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SIGN OUR LETTER telling Congress to do their job!

December 20, 2017
The clock is tick…tick…ticking! And we are still fighting for families in our nation. The GOP just pushed through a destructive tax plan while ignoring some important work that has to be done before 2018—and we are doubling down. The U.S. Congress is on the clock to pass a funding bill by 11:59 pm...
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TAKE ACTION: Tell the Portland City Council to pass earned sick days

December 15, 2017
Portland will always be home for me. I went to Portland High, have lived in more Joe Soley buildings than I can count, and have been caught walking multiple blocks along with both the whistler and Ricky on his guitar. My Portland pride is matched only by my desire to ensure Portland is a city where the health and economic security of people of color and working families are not left behind as the city develops.
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MomsRising Fighting for CHIP!

December 14, 2017
On Wednesday, MomsRising took to Capitol Hill to discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). We made it loud and clear that Congress should not gamble with our kids. CHIP expired at the end of September , and Congress has yet to reauthorize the historically bipartisan legislation. As a...
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TAKE ACTION: Urge Maryland Legislators to Vote YES one last time and save paid sick days

December 13, 2017
In a few short weeks, we have one last chance to win earned paid sick days in Maryland. We need to get ready right now because we’re not going to give up our shot!
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Austinites: Have you ever had to go to work sick?

December 12, 2017
Together, our stories are mega-powerful. Share your experience with paid sick days to help Austin pass a city-wide earned sick time policy!
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The Human Needs Report: tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, and more

December 11, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on Congress’s tax cut bill, avoiding a shutdown, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Dreamers, and more.
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"I Didn't Make This World For You"

December 8, 2017
…They have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek…. they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless… and they do not defend the rights of the needy. --Jeremiah 5:27-28 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights...
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Affordable Housing and the American Dream

December 7, 2017
Last month I was part of a community Living Room Conversation event about affordable housing at the Peninsula JCC in Silicon Valley, a community that is severely housing cost burdened. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, housing is considered affordable when a person...
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Congress: Reject Workflex in the 21st Century Act!

December 5, 2017
MomsRising statement on the deceptively-named "Workflex in the 21st Century Act."
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