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#GOPTaxScam "does not represent our country’s values and it should not become law."

November 30, 2017
The Senate is set to vote this week on the most sweeping tax bill in a generation. This is no dry bill making small adjustments to the tax code. Instead, it is a bill that will affect nearly every aspect of life for average Americans from education to home ownership; from health care to child care...
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Why the Next 15 Days are Important for Black Women

November 30, 2017
I'd never been sick before. A light cold here and there, but never seriously ill. I'm young. I eat right. And always take the stairs when presented with the option. This summer as I was planning a vacation with a friend, I came down with what I believed to be a cold. Summer colds are the worst,...
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#5Actions of the Week! November 27, 2017

November 27, 2017
We hope you enjoyed time with family and friends this holiday week. Being around those we love helps us recharge — and reminds us who we're fighting for: our kids, friends, family, neighbors and communities. This holiday in particular stands out as a cutting reminder of how much work we still need...
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Have Questions About CHIP? We Have Answers!

November 27, 2017
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which insures almost nine million children nationwide, expired on September 30th. Congress continues to delay in reauthorizing this historically bipartisan legislation. Do you have lingering questions about CHIP? Are you unsure about why it should be...
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Let's Talk about Tax Policy: Really.

November 27, 2017
Too often, policy, tax and budget debates are framed in terms of winners and losers at the program, department, budget line, and income group or business level. For our families this is not wonky abstraction, it is real life, woven into every part of our days. Families raising children who have...
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Five Things Consumers Need to Know this Open Enrollment Period

November 22, 2017
The holidays will soon be upon us — and with them, for many of us, the frantic holiday shopping season. Fortunately, shopping for health insurance doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. November 1st marked the beginning of 2018 open enrollment for coverage offered under the Affordable Care...
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Stranger Things Happening in the Tax Bill!

November 21, 2017
I’d say it’s unbelievable, but at this point Congress really is starting to feel like a season of Stranger Things . Like the monstrous ‘Demogorgon’ that keeps coming back after it’s been sent to the ‘upside down’ (and you hope is gone forever)… the devastatingly bad Trumpcare just keeps coming back...
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Support CHIP! Children’s healthcare should not be a bargaining chip for partisan politics

November 20, 2017
I knew something was “off” when my husband came home early from work unexpectedly. His face and body language told me it was something bad. I thought he was ill, or maybe a fender bender on the way home. Then he uttered the words I never expected. “Business is slow. They just laid a bunch of us off...
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Why America May Go to Hell!

November 17, 2017
I hope you will speak up loudly and do whatever else is necessary to stop Congress’ hugely unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that rewards billionaires at the expense of poor babies and corporations at the expense of vulnerable children. Millions of America’s children today are suffering from hunger,...
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House Republican Tax Bill ‘Throws Working Families Under the Bus’

November 16, 2017
By passing a harmful, heinous tax bill, House Republicans today threw working families under the bus in order to kowtow to big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent of people in our country. This bill will give tax breaks to those who need it least while doing real damage to our economy and...
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