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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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Universal Child Care

Cómo Nixon hizo posible la crisis actual del cuidado infantil

December 10, 2021
Si no hubiera sido por el ex presidente republicano Richard Nixon, las familias como la nuestra probablemente no tendrían dificultades para pagar y encontrar cuidado infantil. Punto final. El 10 de diciembre es el 50 aniversario del veto de Nixon al Cuidado Infantil Universal, también conocido como...
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State Moms Force
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2022 WA State Mamagenda Kick Off!

December 10, 2021
2022 is just around the corner and that means Washington State's 2022 legislative session will be here before we know it. The 2022 session is a short, 60-day session which means we only have a few weeks to make a big impact.
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How Nixon Made Today’s Child Care Crisis Possible

December 8, 2021
If it hadn’t been for former Republican President Richard Nixon, families like ours likely wouldn’t be struggling to afford and find child care. Full stop. December 10th is the 50th anniversary of Nixon's veto on Universal Child Care, also known as the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971, that would have implemented a multibillion-dollar national child care system that passed both houses of Congress with bipartisan majorities.
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Childcare is a Public Good

November 23, 2021
“The free market works well in many different sectors, but childcare is not one of them. It does not work for the caregivers. It does not work for the parents. It does not work for the kids. And because it does not work for them, it does not work for the country."
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Tax Returns

Tired Argument on Child Tax Credit Is Simply Wrong

November 15, 2021
There are many things that would hurt children, and giving parents more money to care for them is not one of those things.
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FDA Action on Flavored E-Cigarettes - More Action Needed!

October 7, 2021
There is overwhelming evidence that flavored e-cigarettes – including menthol products – appeal to kids and have fueled the youth e-cigarette epidemic.
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#5Actions for National Juvenile Justice Month

October 7, 2021
Every year the “school-to-prison pipeline,” a disturbing national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems, continues to deny too many kids the opportunity to grow, learn, make mistakes, and still reach their full potential. We can change this and dismantle the school to prison pipeline for good.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, October 1, 2021

October 1, 2021
There’s so much on the line right now. We need your action to help ensure health care is included as we Build Back Better, to help protect Haitian refugees at the border, to support the PUMP Act, and more!
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