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It's happening! NC paid leave bill filed

April 24, 2019
It’s finally happening! This month North Carolina saw our first comprehensive, stand-alone bill filed that would provide paid family and medical leave for our state’s families. The NC Families First Act, sponsored by Representatives Meyer, Batch, Clark, and Majeed, would establish a paid family and...
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Nearly 30,000 NC children are on the waiting list for child care subsidies.

NC Legislators Need to Support Child Care Subsidy Assistance for Working Families

April 24, 2019
Few families can afford the high cost of child care. And that’s no surprise. In North Carolina, the average cost of infant care is $9,225 annually per child – greater than the cost of in-state college tuition! A working parent who can’t access child care subsidy assistance will spend more than 1/3...
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#GoodNews This Week: Moving the Needle on Taxes & Medicaid!

April 19, 2019
We are powerful! Don't miss some great wins and stories from this last week at MomsRising. We celebrate Black Maternal Health Week, publishing and delivering our own Medicaid stories, and standing up for working families' tax credits!
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Red Alert!

QUICK SIGNATURE: WA Legislators need to hear from YOU!

April 18, 2019
It's coming down to the wire for the Working Families Tax Credit and the Washington State Legislature needs to hear from you. With just two weeks left, time is running out to keep the Working Families Tax Credit part of the conversation in budget negotiations. Click here to send a quick email to...
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Risers Radio: Moving Mountains

April 15, 2019
This week on our #RisersRadio show we have another amazing panel like, the ACLU's Manar Waheed, with whom we cover how to BAN the bans and ways to work for fair treatment of all immigrant families. We get the inside scoop on how taxes can be used for good (and bad) with Amy Matsui and hear from...
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#GoodNews This Week: Getting a Boost from Tax Credits and more!

April 9, 2019
GOOD NEWS ON OUR RADIO SHOW : Big wins relating to the #FREEnewyork criminal justice reform campaign in New York! Listen for the details on how we're moving criminal justice reform forward in partnership with other groups on the ground in New York. The show also gets into why the End Diaper Need...
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All New #RisersRadio: Make Legislative Change Real Change!

April 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover why the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is critically important right now; as well as how YOU can keep marching and also help advance the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. We'll then learn about some big wins relating to the #...
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SFFILM Festival Radical Monarchs

Two New Documentaries About Parents, Kids, and Social Justice

April 6, 2019
Documentary film is having a moment. Look on any network, streaming platform, or even your phone and you'll find a documentary telling the true story of people living their lives doing remarkable, and unremarkable things. Documentaries pull us in because we get to see a story different from our own...
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#GoodNews This Week: Native American Maternal Health, Taxes & More!

April 5, 2019
GROUNDBREAKING: Last month, for perhaps the first time in history, a congressional briefing featuring indigenous women leaders discussing Native Americans and Maternal Health was held in the halls of Congress. Read more here . OUR VOICES: MomsRising's CEO/Executive Director made a video with...
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Superhero kids advocating for family-friendly policies and programs

Playing for Change in Pasco and Spokane, WA

April 2, 2019
Eastern Washington MomsRising members gathered last week for two incredibly powerful Play-Ins in Pasco and Spokane in partnership with Child Care Aware of WA and Community Minded Enterprises . The events were focused on the early supports families need to thrive. MomsRising shared information about...
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