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The Human Needs Report: Help for working families, disaster aid passes, victory for Dreamers, spending update, and more

June 18, 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, long-overdue disaster aid, a step forward for Dreamers, tax credits for working families, and more.
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More Financial Support for Single Mothers

June 17, 2019
I am a single mother to a teenage boy, and I relocated from the east coast to the west coast due to a great business opportunity. Unfortunately once we relocated we experienced a series of unfortunate events. Our new apartment fell through, there was a rain storm that flooded our storage unit and...
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Take the ‘Afterschool for All’ Challenge Today

June 12, 2019
In Washington, DC today, I’m joining hundreds of moms, kids, community and business leaders, educators and others to walk the halls of Congress to urge our elected representatives to stand up for afterschool programs. Afterschool and summer learning programs are vital to our families and...
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Urban Institute: Due to Fear, 1 in 7 Adults in Immigrant Families Forgo Public Benefits

May 31, 2019
Earlier this month, in a post headlined, “For immigrants, fear, confusion, and a chilling effect,” we detailed how a Trump Administration rule not even implemented yet is harming immigrants and immigrant families. The piece was partly anecdotal; it reported, for instance, on a 9-year-old Latina...
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#GoodNews This Week: Women in Leadership and More

May 31, 2019
VOICES: Marian Wright Edelman, civil rights icon and President of the Children's Defense Fund, maintains a regular column on the MomsRising blog. Read her latest post, Remembering Unita Blackwell , a beautiful and educational piece describing Blackwell's achievements and her many "firsts,"...
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May MOMentum: Victory in NC, Training Moms To Run for Office, and MORE!

May 30, 2019
Happy spring! May has been an amazing month for our movement, from the joy and honor/memorial messages we shared with each other on Mother’s Day, to the legislative progress we celebrated on paid family and medical leave and maternal health. We also stood up and spoke out to protect our rights and...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave in NC, VoteRunLead, & More!

May 24, 2019
VICTORY IN NC! State employees of any North Carolina department, agency, board or commission under the oversight of the Governor can access up to eight weeks of paid parental leave after giving birth or four weeks of paid parental leave after a partner gives birth or to bond with and care for a...
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Tell Your Governor: My Body, My Choice!

May 21, 2019
Most women who have abortions are already moms . Being able to manage how many children we have and when we have them has been nothing short of revolutionary — not just for women and mothers , but for our country as a whole. It has helped to narrow the gender pay gap, improved the health of women...
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 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 on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
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Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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