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Stand with NC immigrant communities! Urge Gov. Cooper to veto HB 370

June 21, 2019
Family separation isn’t something that’s just happening at the national-level. Right here in North Carolina anti-immigrant lawmakers are stepping up their attacks on North Carolina’s immigrant communities and the democratically elected sheriffs who have pledged to protect them. HB 370, an anti-...
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Stop separating babies from their families!

June 19, 2019
My daughter will be eight months old this Saturday. From the moment my doctor put her on my chest after 48 hours of labor, I was obsessed. I remember not even wanting to give her over to have tests done and to this day I still cringe when I need to leave her for more than a few hours to work. As a...
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The Human Needs Report: Help for working families, disaster aid passes, victory for Dreamers, spending update, and more

June 18, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending work, long-overdue disaster aid, a step forward for Dreamers, tax credits for working families, and more.
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Votes And Laws Not Thoughts And Prayers

June 18, 2019
We have a brand new episode of our Breaking Through podcast this week and we are excited to discuss it with you! We'll cover how healthcare is under attack and the many ways in which you can fight back. We'll also discuss the fight for gun safety and Virginia. Along with our special guests we'll...
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Immigrant Children Are Still Children

June 17, 2019
The Trump administration’s cruel treatment of children and families at the border has not stopped. Children continue to die in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez, who died May 20 just hours after being diagnosed with the...
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Urban Institute: Due to Fear, 1 in 7 Adults in Immigrant Families Forgo Public Benefits

May 31, 2019
Earlier this month, in a post headlined, “For immigrants, fear, confusion, and a chilling effect,” we detailed how a Trump Administration rule not even implemented yet is harming immigrants and immigrant families. The piece was partly anecdotal; it reported, for instance, on a 9-year-old Latina...
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Don't Just Worry About My Child, Care For My People

May 22, 2019
Having a child always seemed overwhelming even though I have worked in education throughout my career. I was terrified to bring a black child into this world, knowing how hard it would be for them. However, when your father dies and mother suffers a stroke, your priorities change. I was blessed to...
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Make your child care center a “safe space” from immigration enforcement

May 22, 2019
If federal immigration agents came to your family’s child care program to arrest or interview a parent or staff member, would program staff know what to do? Would they know that immigration agents are generally restricted from entering their centers? An unwelcome, unexpected visit from immigration...
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
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Not about abortion

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Happy Friday. This has been a difficult week. Alabama's Abortion Ban is an attack on America's moms, and if it takes effect, a terrible blow to families. We are proud to work with you to fight for as long as we must to secure every woman’s rights and freedoms. Please scroll down for this week's...
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