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QUICK & POWERFUL: #5Actions for the Week of 9/27

September 27, 2019
It's been another super-charged week, and we hope you have some time to unplug this weekend. Before you do: Please take a moment to be sure you've signed these quick and urgent top actions, below. This week we're talking about protecting our elections, surprise medical bills, registering to vote,...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: You can help federal workers win paid leave!

September 24, 2019
2 million people and their families. 2 million. That's how many people who work for the federal government and how many will benefit if Congress passes the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act this year! And here's the good news: Congress is so so close to passing this . And, even if you’re not a...
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In NC, Many Seniors Feel Pangs of Hunger-- Listen to their Voices in this Podcast

September 24, 2019
Post retirement years are optimistically dubbed the golden years. But those years are no holiday for many residents of Durham, NC. That’s why Durham City has proclaimed the week of Sept. 22-28 as Durham Senior Hunger Awareness Week. Listen in to the older adults in this week’s episode of #Voices of...
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We Are MomsRising, Markisha from New York

September 13, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Markisha in New York about how the Child Tax Credit helps her family! Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog . As a stay-at-home mom of two young children, our family is on a tight...
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Shaping the Future of Paid Family & Medical Leave in Colorado

September 12, 2019
Help shape the future of paid family & medical leave in Colorado by telling the FAMLI Task Force that we need an affordable, inclusive, and comprehensive paid leave program!
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We Are MomsRising, MacKenzie from New Hampshire

September 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to MacKenzie in New Hampshire about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Child Tax Credit (CTC) help her family! Read her story below. MacKenzie also recently wrote an op-ed. You can read it here . To learn more about the We Are MomsRising...
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We Are MomsRising, Cori from Washington

September 12, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Cori in Washington about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps her family! Read her story below. Cori was also recently wrote an op-ed in the Olympia’s Works in Progress. Read it here . To learn more about...
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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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Quick & Easy: Help fix DC paid leave regulations!

September 4, 2019
This is one of those good news / bad news / we need to take action posts, so here we go! The good news! We’re one step closer to Washington, DC’s paid family and medical leave law, the Universal Paid Leave Act, going fully into effect on July 1, 2020! The bad news is that DC’s Office of Paid Family...
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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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