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The CHN Human Needs Report: Final spending bills, parental leave for federal workers, ACA's future, and more

December 20, 2019
The highlights - and lowlights - of the FY20 spending package. Paid parental leave for federal workers. A ruling against the ACA. Efforts to preserve SNAP and immigration benefits. All this and more in the Coalition on Human Needs' latest Human Needs Report.
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2019 Year In Review: MOMentum Wins!

December 15, 2019
From start to finish, 2019 has been a year of rip-roaring, unstoppable, joyful MOMentum! Just to name a few of the major wins we accomplished together this year: MomsRising leads a coalition that won commitments from major national and regional banks to quit financing private prisons, including the...
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Fighting For Xiomara: A Mom's Story

December 12, 2019
This is the story of Elena Hung, longtime MomsRising supporter and co-founder of Little Lobbyists , an organization advocating for kids with complex medical needs and disabilities. *** I am Elena and I am a mom to two amazing kids who are the joy of my life. My daughter, Xiomara, was born with...
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Maternal Health and Abortion Restrictions: How Lack of Access to Quality Care Is Harming Black Women

December 11, 2019
What do rising maternal mortality rates and restrictive abortion laws have in common, women of color are disproportionately impacted. The National Partnership for Women & Families and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Justice Agenda examine the connections in a new issue brief.
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Your Signature Needed on the Week's Top 5 Actions! 12/6/2019

December 9, 2019
It's the last month of the year, and of the decade. Wow. While time may go quickly, our movement to demand an economy that works for women and families will have lasting, enduring impact. And it's built by the individual actions of fired-up people like you. Please scroll down for our latest list of...
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States Can Boost WIC, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income Women, Young Children

December 9, 2019
State policymakers can do more to ensure that low-income women and young children participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Just over half of those eligible currently participate, despite WIC’s well-documented role in improving birth, diet,...
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Giving Thanks: Your November MOMentum

November 30, 2019
This month, we are thankful for supporters like YOU! MomsRising supporters turned up in record numbers to host MomsRising’s super voter treasure boxes at polling locations across Virginia, and to get out the vote across the nation! That’s not all — in November, MomsRising/MamásconPoder supporters...
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Know Your Rights! Facts on health & nutrition for immigrants

November 19, 2019
The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign is dedicated to protecting immigrants and their families’ access to health care, nutrition programs, public services and economic supports. This month we’ve published three new community education resources to give communities the information they...
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New Podcast: Democracy Revival!

November 19, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we cover how your voice is needed to lift healthcare coverage and the Safe Step Act. And discuss the powerful work of Black Voters Matter. There is some lively conversation on what you can do to stop the unfair cradle to prison pipeline. There’s also discourse on rise...
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Moms Need Health Coverage for Their Kids -- Not More Paperwork

November 7, 2019
This year, we released our ninth annual report tracking children’s health insurance coverage and the findings were alarming: Between 2016 and 2018, the number of uninsured children in the U.S. increased by more than 400,000, bringing the total number of uninsured children to over 4 million in the...
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