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Support NC kin care and safe days, allowing workers to use their sick days when they need them

April 28, 2019
Exciting news! On the afternoon of Monday, April 29th, a bill is being heard in a committee of the NC General Assembly that would guarantee employees the right to use their sick days (whether paid or job-protected, unpaid) to care for a sick loved one, seek preventative care, or deal with the...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave Progress, Free Book & More!

April 26, 2019
VICTORY/PROGRESS : BIG news for paid family and medical leave in North Carolina! The NC Families First Act is the first comprehensive, stand-alone bill that would provide paid family and medical leave for North Carolina's families. And it's been filed, a MAJOR step in moving the bill forward and...
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NC Families First Act bill introduction press conference

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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QUICK SIGNATURE: Stand with our nurses!

April 9, 2019
I come from a long line of nurses: my grandma is a nurse, my mom is a nurse, my aunts are nurses, and so are my cousins. These women work hard every day to provide outstanding care for premature babies, new parents recovering from childbirth, and patients fighting for their lives in the emergency...
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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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Clean Up WA's Tax Code!
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Clean up Washington's tax code!

April 8, 2019
Today, moms, parents, and advocates gathered in Olympia to testify in strong support of Senate Bill 5961 -- a bill that will fundamentally change the structure of Washington's tax code by creating a capital gains tax on the wealthiest Washingtonians and funding the Working Families Tax Credit...
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