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#5Actions of the Week: June 4, 2018

June 1, 2018
Today's a big day, as MomsRising joins partners in hosting a National Day of Action for Children in cities across the nation. We are at a critical point in history: We are horrified to share that it is now official US immigration policy to routinely and intentionally separate children from their...
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We need to keep the pressure on to protect SNAP!

May 30, 2018
You spoke out and your voices were heard! On May 18th , the destructive GOP Farm Bill failed to pass the U.S. House of Representatives ! This bill included harmful and unnecessary changes to SNAP (food stamps) that would lead to more families struggling to put food on the table. It’s because of...
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Tell Facebook: Scrap the Messenger App for Kids!

May 25, 2018
Think your kids spend too much time on social media? You’re not alone. Many of with kids know how quickly devices and social media can consume their attention and energy. Scary right? So why is Facebook trying to lure young and younger kids onto its platform, with its new Messenger Kids app,...
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#5Actions of the Week: May 27, 2018

May 25, 2018
We're back with our latest #5Actions list of our most important campaigns this week. One of our top actions this week is urging the U.S. Congress to protect SNAP (food stamps). A study found that over 1:4 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with food insecurity [1]. Shocking on...
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Forward Progress for Healthier Kids’ Meal Options

May 23, 2018
On average, children today consume roughly 25 percent of their calories from eating out, and about 42 percent of children between the ages of two and nine eat fast food on any given day. That’s why restaurants are an important setting to encourage menu choices that are healthy for our kids.
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Harmful House Farm Bill defeated, but the fight is not over!

May 23, 2018
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) by a vote of 198-213. This is a huge win in the fight against hunger. Thank you to everyone that advocated and mobilized against this bad bill! Anti-hunger advocates across the country remain concerned. The fight is...
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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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#5Actions of the Week: May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018
This week, we find our hearts broken again, this time for the victims of the shooting at Santa Fe High School, their loved ones and their community. It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is...
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MomsRising Celebrates Overcoming the Terrible-For-Families House Farm Bill

May 18, 2018
The moms of America can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Republican Farm Bill failed on the floor of the House of Representatives. The rejection of this bill is a victory for America’s families, because it includes callous, new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (...
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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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