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Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

November 13, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released the latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more.
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#ScaryBudget & the Health of Pregnant Women

November 13, 2017
The #ScaryBudget just passed the House and will have a devastating impact on programs such Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, Head Start, WIC, public housing and childcare assistance that pregnant women and their families rely on to live healthy lives. Check out our Storify as we talked about the #...

5 Beneficios Para Los Veteranos Que Quizás No Sabías

November 10, 2017
Servir en el ejercito de los Estados Unidos, conlleva un gran compromiso y sacrifico. Muchos jóvenes se registran para servir a las fuerzas armadas desde que tienen 18 años, cuando apenas están comenzando a vivir y con su compromiso tambien vienen algunas excelentes recompensas. Yo fui una de esas...
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Remembering Our Veterans Today and Everyday

November 10, 2017
Serving in the United States Army, comes with a great commitment and sacrifice. Many young people register to serve the armed forces as soon as they turn 18 years old, when they are just beginning to live their lives and with their commitment also come some excellent rewards. I was one of those...
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Have Questions About Open Enrollment? We have answers!

November 9, 2017
It’s November, and you know what that means… Open Enrollment! This year, Open Enrollment is shorter than ever (November 1st to December 15th), so we want to make sure all of your questions are answered. Last week MomsRising hosted a #WellnessWed tweetchat about Open Enrollment and our guests...
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Quick Signature: Tell Congress to continue funding for CHIP and MIECHV!

November 8, 2017
It’s shocking when you think about it. Gridlock and political games in Congress have resulted in both the Children’s Health Insurance and Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting programs (CHIP and MIECHV) to lapse. *Sign now! Tell Congress: Our kids are not a political football! Continue...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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Medicaid is Not a Dirty Word – Let’s Start Talking About It

November 6, 2017
Let’s face it – safety net programs like Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the medical expenses deduction have a bad rap. For decades we have heard myths about undeserving “welfare Moms” and able-bodied young adults who could work...
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Send a Letter to Your Local Paper Speaking Out Against the Tax Bill

November 6, 2017
Something really scary happened recently! Scarier than those ghosts, witches, and ghouls that showed up trick-or-treating at your door the other night. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill today that would give $1.5 trillion (TRILLION!!) in tax cuts to the top 1...
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NC Health Choice Ensures that We Always Give NC Kids A Winning Hand of Lifelong Health!

November 1, 2017
NC Health Choice ensures that vulnerable NC children have the opportunity to lead healthy lives. NC Health Choice is a result of efforts by Republicans and Democrats to pass the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 1997; they agreed health insurance for vulnerable children was an important...
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