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Medicaid and SNAP do wonders for our families!

June 19, 2017
At MomsRising we love a success story! Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps) are effective and efficient in boosting our families’ health and nutrition, while at the same time lifting millions of families out of poverty and strengthening our economy. Now that’...
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Saving Medicaid – An Urgent SOS

June 19, 2017
This is an urgent SOS. Right now Republican Senators are working behind closed doors on their own version of the terrible American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives in early May that would rip away health coverage from 23 million people. They plan to vote on a Senate...
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RSVP for MomsRising superhero event on Capitol Hill in D.C.—June 21st!

June 16, 2017
We are sounding the alarm! We need your mom superhero powers—stat! A storm is brewing on Capitol Hill and we need to stand up for Medicaid and SNAP! It’s clear that many of our leaders are unaware of how many families turn to these programs to keep their families afloat. We want YOU (and your...
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Take Action for Medicaid NOW! "Please Don't Cap Their Future"

June 14, 2017
The time to take action to protect healthcare is now! The Senate is moving quickly to bring its version of American Health Care Act (AHCA) to a vote in the next two weeks, with no hearings or public input. One of the most devastating – and least discussed – proposals being considered by the Senate...
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#5Actions for Week of June 12!

June 12, 2017
Happy Monday! We have some emergency actions for you this week, including a special one to protect healthcare by demanding transparency from the Republicans in the U.S. Senate on what’s they’re actually proposing with healthcare. The clock is ticking. Rumor is that they may try to pass a very bad...
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Human Needs Report: Senate health care bill moves, FY18 budget and spending work, $15 minimum wage bill and more

June 12, 2017
Read the Coalition on Human Needs' latest Human Needs Report for articles on the Senate health care bill, budget and spending work, efforts to gut consumer protections, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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URGENT: Sign NOW to STOP Senate Republicans From Cutting Health Care!

June 12, 2017
As parents, we know when there’s silence, there’s often some sort of trouble happening. And soon after the silence—we hear that inevitable crash!! Well, right now there’s a whole lot of silence happening behind closed doors in the U.S. Senate. The extremist Republican members of the U.S. Senate,...
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Quick Action: Sign on to protect health care coverage for 23 million people!

June 8, 2017
It’s beyond belief that any member of Congress can continue to promote Trump’s health care bill that’s projected to make 23 million people lose their healthcare, but they do!! 23 million? Really? The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office just released their score yesterday on Trumpcare (a.k.a...
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Medicaid is Lifeline to Health Coverage for Families in Rural Arkansas

June 7, 2017
A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina Rural Health Research Program shows children and adults in small towns and rural areas in Arkansas rely on Medicaid and ARKids First, the health coverage program for children, more than...
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Status of Black Women in the United States: A Report By NDWA & IWPR

June 7, 2017
Dear Friends, I am writing to share with you the Status of Black Women in the United States, a state-by-state report that examines the lived experiences of Black women in the U.S. ( Download here ). As you know, Black women get a raw deal in the U.S. We are mothers, caregivers, activists and...
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