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Success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP in the House!

May 18, 2018
The defeat of the farm bill is a great victory, because it is a rejection of mean-spirited and wrong-headed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps).
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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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Congress: Don’t Take Food Away From Moms and Kids!

May 11, 2018
Supporting mothers should be a universal, bipartisan priority. But as we celebrate Mother’s Day, the U.S. House will be preparing to vote on a highly partisan version of the Farm Bill that includes cuts and harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as CalFresh in...
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#5Actions of the Week: May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
As we head into the Mother's Day weekend, we want to pause and THANK all of the parents, parent figures, grandparents and caregivers in our lives. We are so thankful for ALL OF YOU, and for your tireless energy for stepping up and speaking out about issues facing our families, our communities and...
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How the House's SNAP cuts would hurt children

May 11, 2018
The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for...
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#FoodFri: SNAP, Women and the Farm Bill

May 10, 2018
Got questions about how the proposed Farm Bill will affect women who receive SNAP benefits? Come to #FoodFri this week and learn more about what the cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill could mean for women who rely on SNAP to put food on the table. Our amazing guests the National Resource Center for...
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Why I Am Marching with Teachers on May 16

May 9, 2018
Earlier this week, NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger commented on the upcoming NC Public Schools Day of Advocacy: “Teacher strikes are illegal in NC, and in some respects what we’re seeing looks like a work slowdown, and looks like a fairly typical union activity, and the people of NC don...
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#KeepMarching, this week on #RisersRadio!

May 7, 2018
On the radio show this week we talk about the new book, #KeepMarching, that just was released; about the importance of fighting for domestic workers rights; about the winners of the Make The Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT; and about the budget and tax debacle in Congress. Tune in! *Special...
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Dining Out Smarter With New Menu Labeling Rules

May 7, 2018
Do you remember the spring of 2011? The iPhone 4 was all the rage. Plenty of people were still figuring out what a Tweet was. We were learning from Beyoncé that girls run the world. Spring of 2011 was also when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first proposed national menu labeling rules...
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Jeff Bezos and Amazon: what are you doing with our kids' data?

May 7, 2018
Amazon is about to release an Echo Dot smart speaker for kids. The company envisions the Alexa-powered device in children’s bedrooms, capturing their questions, requests for music and favorite stories. What could possibly go wrong?! While Amazon’s marketing touts kid-friendly features, it leaves...
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