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#5Actions of the Week: February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018
Our hearts are broken this week. We're angry and we're fed up with our leaders' failure to take meaningful action around gun safety and to keep our kids safe. At the very top of our #5Actions list this week is an action to urge Congress to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons with high-...
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When Trump Attacks Immigrants, He Attacks Our Children Too

February 16, 2018
On my first day as a working mother, my brand new child care provider held my infant son with one arm and rubbed my back with other as I cried. After four months at home with him, I had mixed feelings about returning to work. She assured me that he would be in good hands and that he would love...
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Big Rainbows in the Political Clouds for Children: Some Really Really Good News

February 9, 2018
God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long...
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Human Needs Report: Spending and budget deal, immigration, work requirements and more

February 9, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, President Trump’s FY19 budget, immigration, work requirements, and more.
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Keeping Promises

January 26, 2018
“You promised.” Children learn the value and power of those words very early on as they begin to develop a sense of morality and trust. A preschooler will show deep outrage when an adult promise isn’t kept. The Continuing Resolution that ended this week’s government shutdown relied on a series of...
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Women Unite to Challenge Gender Inequality and Trump Agenda with “State of Our Union”

January 29, 2018
On the Heels of the #Me Too Movement and Women’s March Anniversary, Women Offer Alternative Vision to Trump Agenda
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¡Separar a los niños de sus padres en la frontera es inhumano!

February 21, 2018
Como madres, padres y personas que se preocupan por los niños, le pedimos que proteja a los niños y familias y que rechace la política propuesta por el DHS que separaría a los niños migrantes de sus padres en la frontera. Esta política es inhumana, cruel e innecesaria y traumatizaría aún más a los...
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Trump Immigration Framework An Insult, Not a Serious Proposal

January 26, 2018
The framework for immigration the White House released yesterday is not a serious proposal for sound immigration reform. Instead, it continues the shameful immigration policies this administration has tried to advance since President Trump took office. It uses DREAMers as pawns in a plan to advance...
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Send a QUICK Letter to the Editor in Support of Immigrant Families

January 26, 2018
TPS holders are our friends, employers, family, and neighbors. The majority of TPS holders have been in the U.S. for many years, even decades, because their countries are unsafe. TPS holders have built homes, businesses, and families here. In fact, TPS holders from just three countries, El Salvador...
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