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Empowering Our Volunteers & Growing Long-Term Local Leaders Through the Power of Storytelling

March 24, 2023
As humans, we live in and through stories. Neuroscience shows that our brains like stories —we actually crave stories—and when we hear a well-told story, it helps us to cut out distractions, helps people remember concepts with greater accuracy, and as hearts are changed as stories are told and...
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Breaking Through: IVF, Abortion, WIC, Child Tax Credit, & More

February 26, 2024
On the radio show this week, we cover the outrageous Alabama Supreme Court IVF decision and the fight for access to IVF, abortion care, birth control, and to not have fewer freedoms than our children; the incredible power of Ai-jen Poo’s care infrastructure vision and how you can make a difference; the latest with the inside the Beltway battles for WIC and the CTC; and how corporations can (and must) work to build a care infrastructure too in order to retain employees and prosper.
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Say NO WAY to Florida child labor law rollbacks

February 17, 2024
The glow of Valentine's Day is still about, but it’s hard to feel the love when Florida Republicans' heartless efforts to roll back child labor protections that keep our kids safe from employer exploitation are moving faster than Cupid’s arrow right through the heart. **Tell the Florida Senate to...
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Sign on!: Leap into action with us in Washington State!

February 9, 2024
Let’s leap into action this month and this year! We are halfway into legislative session and now’s the time to make sure the House and Senate keep our families’ needs in mind! Right now, lawmakers are in the final countdown to pass bills and send them to the opposite chamber for consideration. If...
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Moral Panic at the School Board Meeting

February 7, 2024
Is this a school board meeting or did I inadvertently join the worst kind of book club? It is a Tuesday evening in December in Duval County, Florida. I am here with fellow members of a local advocacy group, Public School Defenders, to speak to our school board members and community-at-large. Our...
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Spotlight an immigrant caregiver in your life!

January 29, 2024
Day-after-day immigrant caregivers help keep families and children healthy and safe! They are truly unsung heroes! "I have personally benefited from the work of immigrant home health aides. During this pandemic they made it possible for me as an elderly disabled person, to stay home when New York...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Expand the Working Families Tax Credit!

January 25, 2024
Washington made history in 2021 when the legislature passed and funded the Working Families Tax Credit , a first-of-its-kind policy for the state that will put millions of dollars back into the pockets of families. Eligible households can receive up to $1,200 per year and applications for this year...
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Tell Congress, “Don’t go breaking our hearts! Pass policies that families LOVE!”

January 23, 2024
This Valentine’s Day, we’re telling Congress: “Don’t go breaking our hearts. Pass policies that families LOVE!” That’s right, it’s past time for Congress to show their love for our families and pass policies that are sweeter than a heart-shaped box of chocolates—policies that lift children,...
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Let's Let Our Legislators Know: Ban book bans!

January 19, 2024
Across the country there have been efforts to ban books in schools. This is happening here in Washington State, too. We have the chance to ban book bans in public schools by passing SB 6208 and HB 2331. Sign on now to ban book bans in Washington State! These bills would prohibit the banning of...
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Moms call on Mickey Mouse to protect child labor laws in Florida

January 12, 2024
For 100 years Mickey Mouse has been an image of childhood, innocence, and laughter. But now it's in danger of being associated with rolling back child labor protections...YIKES?! *Tell Mickey to use his squeaky, but mighty voice to tell the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association ( FRLA) to stop...
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