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The Silly Place

April 24, 2020
The funniest line I ever heard came from the deadpan mouth of a mother standing over her dying daughter. I had just walked in to the girl’s hospital room to help her nurse that day when the mother remarked in my direction: “Oh, I see you have a woody and poo on your shirt too.” She was referring to...
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Uninsured and Unemployed? Medicaid and CHIP Could Help You and Your Family

April 22, 2020
Many Americans have lost their jobs and their health insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic and find themselves in immediate need of affordable health coverage. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and pregnant women with...
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Via ParentsTogether: How To Get Help Delaying Bills Due To the Pandemic

April 22, 2020
More than 10 percent of Americans have been laid off since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. And even for those who have not lost their jobs altogether, families are feeling financial strain due to reduced work hours — whether because of the current pause on non-essential business, or because...
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Coronavirus Support Programs: All you Need to Know and How to Apply!

April 16, 2020
In the past month, the U.S. Congress has passed major pieces of legislation to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that you — or those you know — may be qualified to receive. Included in these policies are massive expansions and updates to unemployment insurance, paid sick days and...
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Black & Brown people are dying of COVID-19 at alarming rates.

April 13, 2020
As the novel coronavirus changes our everyday lives in ways we could never have imagined, we are told over and over again how the virus does not discriminate. Day in and day out we are directed to take protective measures to ensure the safety of our loved ones and the safety of our fellow community...
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Congress must do more for disability community re: COVID-19

April 8, 2020
Congress has voted on a third bill to address the impact of COVID-19. The $2 trillion bill includes some small pieces for people with disabilities, but fails to recognize the full needs of our community. People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; not only by the virus...
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Quick signature: Tell lawmakers to enact urgent measures to protect our health!

April 7, 2020
The news pouring in of deaths across the nation—across the world—from COVID-19 has been nothing short of heartbreaking. The COVID-19 crisis is shining a bright light on the many devastating shortcomings of our current health care system. In fact, tens of millions of people in America are without...
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Midwives on the front lines of COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Midwives are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether serving in hospitals, birth centers, or homes, midwives are providing essential health care. Midwives are experiencing a sharp increase in demand for their care in community birth settings: homes and freestanding birth centers...
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Re-Thinking Mass Incarceration: COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons

April 2, 2020
More people per capita are incarcerated in the United States than in any other country in the world—698 out of every 100,000 people are currently incarcerated. Many jails and prisons in the United States are overcrowded. This means that the number of people they have detained exceeds their safe...
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UPDATED: Happy Census Day!

April 1, 2020
UPDATE: If you missed filling out your Census form on April 1, you still have time-- and options! (And you're definitely not alone.) Check out this CNET article for three easy ways to complete the form! Taking this easy step, and making sure everyone you know does, too, helps your community get...
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