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What's in Build Back Better (BBB) for Families? MomsRising Staff Explains

December 17, 2021
Every provision of the Build Back Better agenda is supported by at least two in three Americans. This is why it's important to spread the word far and wide about what is in this proposed legislation and what it would mean for families.
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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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Write a sticky note message to your U.S. Senator to pass Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
I’m stubborn. Yes, I have gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and kids and loved ones to care for, all on top of the ongoing madness of the pandemic. But I’m not taking my eyes off the Build Back Better Act. Not now. Not when we are so close to finally getting the care policies that my family -- and so...
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Caring for My Son Has Meant Missing Too Many Paychecks - We Are MomsRising

December 6, 2021
"Like the vast majority of workers in West Virginia and the United States, I don’t have access to paid family and medical leave. As a result, over and over again I’ve had to choose between my paycheck and caring for my loved ones when they needed me most." - Tracy Wood
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MomsRising Post-It Action to Pass Build Back Better

Your top #5Actions for this week: Friday, December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021
It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost coming to a close. But, we have more work to do before 2022!! It’s time to let the Senate know that they need to pass the Build Back Better Act without delay! And...
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Don’t let the clock run out for families - Senate must act now!

November 26, 2021
Say THANK YOU to your Representatives in the House for standing up for families by passing Build Back Better.
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Don’t Let the Senate Push Out Paid Family/Medical Leave!

November 24, 2021
There are just seven legislative days left on the Senate calendar before the end of the year. Act now and urge your U.S. Senators to act quickly to pass the BBB Act, including paid family/medical leave, before the end of the year.
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The one question I wasn't asked during 30 job interviews

November 22, 2021
"It's time for employers to see their employees as people who have whole lives outside of work." - MacKenzie from New Hampshire
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Estimado Congreso: ¿Necesitas más razones para construir una infraestructura de atención AHORA? Lee esto.

November 18, 2021
En nuestro Libro de Historias de la Economía del Cuidado 2021 , hemos capturado historias poderosas y conmovedoras de familias de todo el país que ilustran cómo nuestra Infraestructura de cuidado inadecuada perjudica a las familias, las empresas y nuestra economía. La construcción de una...
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Help Us Get a Historic Child Care Win

November 18, 2021
What exactly would victory look like for childcare? The passage of the Build Back Together package means lower child care costs, guaranteed high-quality child care choices, raising the wages of early educators and...
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