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SFFILM Festival Radical Monarchs

Two New Documentaries About Parents, Kids, and Social Justice

April 6, 2019
Documentary film is having a moment. Look on any network, streaming platform, or even your phone and you'll find a documentary telling the true story of people living their lives doing remarkable, and unremarkable things. Documentaries pull us in because we get to see a story different from our own...
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DC/VA/MD: Join us on April 10th!

RSVP TODAY! Working Family Tax Credit Day of Celebration!

April 5, 2019
This is HUGE! And we want YOU to celebrate with us. We are bringing a mom, Julie, from Arizona to tell her story at a press conference and we want YOU and YOUR KIDS to literally back her up! You will be standing alongside Julie and the Senators at the press conference. Afterward, we'll deliver stories and letters from moms around the country to the key Senators who haven't co-sponsored the bill yet, giving them essential info on how working family tax credits are important to families leading up to Tax Day.
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Standing Up Against the Death Penalty

April 5, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently took the strong step of declaring a moratorium on the death penalty in California, saying: “Our death penalty system has been, by all measures, a failure. It has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford...
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Notes from a Congressional Briefing on Native American Maternal Health

April 4, 2019
Last month, for perhaps the first time in history, a congressional briefing featuring indigenous women leaders discussing Native Americans and Maternal Health was held in the halls of Congress. This groundbreaking event was hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the U.S. Human Rights...
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Take Action!

Bottom line: Diapers are a need. Period.

April 1, 2019
I’ve taken my daughter's diapers for granted. From what kind of diapers to use, to whose turn it is to change the epic blowout (again) -- diapers are a sore spot in our house. But luckily, we’ve never had to worry about our daughter having access to a diaper to keep her clean and healthy...
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Maureen Bowling on Capitol Hill

My family had nowhere to go – now I’m fighting for fair housing policies on Capitol Hill

March 28, 2019
This is a guest post by Maureen Bowling, a RESULTS advocate in Lexington, Kentucky. A little under four years ago, my children and I were facing homelessness. I was in an abusive relationship that was threatening my life. I had to get out. I had been a stay-at-home mom for over a decade. When I...
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Supporting Doulas so they can support moms

March 21, 2019
This month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy introduced a state budget that proposes allocating $1 million of Medicaid funding to increase doula care access. This amount is in addition to the current budget of 4.7 million that has already been dedicated toward improving maternity care. Increasing...
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Trump Budget Update!

SIGNATURE NEEDED: Trump’s budget hurts moms & families!

March 21, 2019
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and...
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Repeal the Trump Tax Scam!

QUICK SIGNATURE⇒ Repeal the Trump tax cuts for the 1% and Wall Street

March 21, 2019
It’s tax time and we are getting an angry earful from moms around the country about Trump’s backwards tax scam— and need your help letting Congress know what’s going on in the real lives of families in our nation: “ My taxes have gone up due to the cap on state and local taxes. Now it does not pay...
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The Human Needs Report: Trump Budget, Crisis in Puerto Rico, Battle over the Border, and More

March 19, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for a detailed analysis of President Trump’s FY20 budget request, plus the latest on the loss of food aid for millions, the Trump emergency declaration, a new bill to protect Dreamers, and more.
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