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Their Lives and Futures Remain on Hold

March 9, 2018
Daniela Gonzalez is a mother of two who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. She graduated from middle and high school in Jackson and is now enrolled in paralegal training classes and pursuing her college degree. Daniela is deeply engaged with the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance (MIRA) fighting for...
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A 50 Year Plea Persists

March 2, 2018
“In 1968, the Kerner Commission concluded that America was heading toward ‘two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.’ Today, America’s communities are experiencing increasing racial tensions and inequality, working-class resentment over the unfulfilled American Dream, white...
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Police Accountability Initiative Will ‘Make WA a Safer Place for Everyone’

March 9, 2018
Last night, the Washington legislature passed Initiative 940, a ballot measure brought by the De-Escalate Washington Coalition. Legislators also passed a clarifying bill, HB 3003, the result of months of deliberations between families affected by police violence, the De-Escalate Washington...
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The Human Needs Report: Spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and more

March 5, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and much more.
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Attention DC: RSVP NOW for our early learning delivery!

February 28, 2018
Those of us who live in the DC area know what a struggle it can be to find high-quality yet affordable early learning options, like childcare and pre-k, for our little learners. That’s why we were so thrilled this past fall when Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA)...
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Violence Against Children

February 23, 2018
“We see things that adults sometimes can’t see.” --Child participant, United Nations Study on Violence against Children Violence against children. For many people the words alone are unthinkable—the absolute worst of what humans are capable of doing. The school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a...
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How to Talk to Kids of All Ages About Difficult Subjects

February 23, 2018
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels impossible to put into words the really big issues, such as violence, racism,...
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The Human Needs Report: President Trump's FY19 budget request

February 20, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released a special edition of the Human Needs Report focusing on President Trump’s FY19 budget request, including sections on select departmental budgets.
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How Long Until We Protect Children, Not Guns?!

February 15, 2018
If I don’t make it I love you and I appreciate everything you did for me --Text message sent from a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to her mother December 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the indescribably horrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...
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Big Rainbows in the Political Clouds for Children: Some Really Really Good News

February 9, 2018
God has sent some huge rainbows in the clouds for vulnerable children amidst a profoundly negative political climate. Good news these days has been few and far between but the Bipartisan Budget Package/Continuing Resolution (CR) signed by the President earlier today offers significant and long...
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