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Where is the Justice for Pregnant Women in Prison? 2016 Exposed Serious Mistreatment

February 27, 2017
It should have been a best-case scenario for the woman in the Indiana prison. She was early in her pregnancy, serving time close to a city with more than one abortion provider. But despite repeated requests for an abortion, prison personnel stalled and put obstacles in her path until it was too...
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Why it's Worth Remembering Olmsted and his Trees Right Now

February 21, 2017
Walking in nature connects us to each other and, as science is now telling us, also helps us recover from anxiety and stress. Frederick Law Olmsted knew as much, understanding the essential links between green space, human health and democracy.
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My Town Hall Experience

February 21, 2017
My mom recently attended our local Representative's townhall to share her thoughts about the ACA. Here's what happened, in her own words: On February 11, my husband John and I attended the ACA Town Hall held by Representative Gus Bilirakis. We felt strongly about attending and sharing our story so...
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The Human Needs Report: spending work, replacing the ACA, Trump's cabinet and more

February 21, 2017
Congress is currently in its first recess of the year. The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a look at what members tackled before the break, and what's waiting for them when they return on Feb. 27. Read on for articles on FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump's cabinet, and worker protections under threat.
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Top #5Actions To Take This Week!

February 20, 2017
You’re making a big difference! Last week, after more than 30,000 of you sent messages opposing Trump’s completely unqualified nominee for the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder, along with a wide spectrum of engagement activities from a growing movement…. Drum roll please… that nominee dropped...
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Children’s Budget Coalition applauds Senator Ron Wyden for Standing Up For Kids

February 16, 2017
The U.S. Senate is slogging through the nomination process of Cabinet-level presidential appointments. Several positions remain unfilled and one position – the Director of the White House Office of Management of Budget (OMB) – is of particular importance to the Children’s Budget Coalition, which is...
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TAKE ACTION: Stand Up for #Medicaid!

February 14, 2017
We’re experiencing a full frontal assault on our nation’s healthcare programs! As the fight for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues, unbelievably a new storm is brewing: Medicaid and the healthcare of more than 70 million Americans—including providing assistance for over half the births in the...
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You’re invited! Join us for a special Tele-Town Hall TOMORROW with USOW!

February 14, 2017
Want to join us on an important call? We’re partnering on a Week of Action with the United State of Women (USOW) and as a kick-off there will be a Tele-Town Hall featuring the incredible Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; along with special guests Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, President of the Planned...
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Join with other NC healthcare advocates for a special Valentine’s Day of Action to protect our care!

February 13, 2017
For Valentine’s Day, health advocates from across North Carolina are joining together to tell Senators Burr and Tillis: “Have a heart and keep North Carolina covered under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid!” **Sign up to participate! http://action.momsrising.org/signup/burr-tillis-have-a-heart/...
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To App or Not to App: American Psychiatric Association Issues Guidelines to Evaluate Mental Health Apps

February 13, 2017
In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps. The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit. Over 250,000 health apps are currently available with...
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