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Send a thank you to Gov. Murphy for standing up for maternal health!

June 7, 2019
In the past few weeks, New Jersey took a MAJOR step forward in addressing our state’s maternal health crisis when Governor Phil Murphy signed five maternal health bills into law. The passing and signing of these bills is crucial because currently, our state ranks 45th out of 50 states in terms of...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending a woman's right to choose, demanding justice for Eric Garner, Delrawn Small and Tamir Rice, and speaking up for child nutrition programs and pregnant workers. Your voice is urgently needed;...
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
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Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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Latino Family Health: The Alarming Lack of Housing, Transportation, and Green Space

May 17, 2019
Latino families face big health inequities, but policies and practices are emerging to create more affordable housing, reliable public transit, and better access to culturally relevant green spaces to improve health equity.
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Head Start needs YOU!

May 15, 2019
I love birthdays -- it’s a chance to celebrate life and mark the start of another trip around the sun. And this week marks the 54th birthday of one of our country’s most successful early learning programs: Head Start! Happy Birthday Head Start! Instead of balloons and cake to celebrate though, we...
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Standing Up for Maternal Health at Mom Congress 2019

May 14, 2019
The United States has the worst maternal death rates of any developed country, with Black women dying at 3-4 times the rates of white women, this rate remains unchanged when accounting for income, education and economic status. Maternal death rates for women overall in the U.S. doubled in the past...
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Tell Congress: Tampons + Pads + Menstrual cups ≠ luxury products

May 13, 2019
Period products are NOT a “luxury” item, yet the federal government (and many states) treat them like they are -- and that has a lot of negative repercussions in terms of cost, accessibility, and women’s health. In full truth, when we need these products, they are a necessity, and can be quite...
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“You Can’t Win Like That”

May 10, 2019
“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little outings. Even getting school uniforms together is expensive. Sometimes they have to wear stuff from last year. I...
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Counting Latino Children

Census 2020: Securing Our Children’s Future Through A Full Count

May 9, 2019
Every mom remembers the day she held her little one(s) for the first time – a moment of both great joy and some anxiety about the uncertainty the future may bring. I became a mother (and father) to a beautiful baby girl – Rosita in September of 2009. Like many moms, before I knew it, I found myself...
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