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Electricity or Epilepsy Meds? Furloughed Worker Must Choose

January 24, 2019
Many workers in the U.S. are one missing paycheck away from financial hardship or worse. A recent survey conducted by GoBankingRates found that 58 percent of Americans have $1,000 or less in savings. And as the Trump Shutdown enters Day 28, more evidence is emerging that a number of the 800,000...
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#TrumpShutdown: The Crisis Has Arrived For Affordable Housing

January 23, 2019
On Day 33 of the Trump Government Shutdown, reports are spreading throughout the U.S. of tenants being threatened with sharply increased rents and even evictions. Last week, one company, Tri-State Management, confirmed it sent a letter to 28 buildings in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and...
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The Human Needs Report: Shutdown Updates, Family Separation, Minimum Wage, and More

January 22, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the ongoing government shutdown, immigrant families separated at the border, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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Paycheck Fairness

Quick Signature for Paycheck Fairness Act!

January 22, 2019
Have you seen all the “New Year, New Me” memes? I’ve got a better one: New Congress, New Chance for equal pay! That’s right — this new 116th Congress, the most diverse in history, is the best shot we’ve had in years to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. And the time to get your members of Congress on...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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¿Cómo ha afectado el cierre del gobierno a ti o a tu familia?

January 15, 2019
Hoy es el día 24 del cierre del gobierno más largo de la historia de los EE.UU, el mismo que ha dejado a cientos de miles de empleados y contratistas federales sin recibir su salario debido a que Trump se niega a firmar una ley de presupuesto que no incluya el financiamiento para la construcción de...
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The government shutdown closed my child care

January 11, 2019
The government shutdown closed my child care center, but my husband and I have to work. That means we're paying for child care twice.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018
Happy Friday! This time of year we pause to spend time with friends and family, and all of those who make our days and year merry and bright. We wish you all of the happiness of the season. Before you get too wrapped up in that snuggly blanket, or bundled up to head out in the snow, please take a...
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You fuel my power

December 20, 2018
“My name is Denise. I’m a Mom.” Eight years ago, much to my surprise, I said those words at a town hall meeting and got a standing ovation.
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How Many Gifts to Give Young Children During the Holidays?

December 14, 2018
Every December at my center , parents ask me how to not spoil their children and how to manage the gift-giving frenzy of the holidays. The following are the answers to the most popular parent questions during the holiday: How many gifts should we give our kids? There is no magic number but if the...
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