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The spin begins: basic needs programs are blamed for increasing the deficit, when tax cuts are really at fault

October 19, 2018
When the 2017 $1.9 trillion in tax cuts were enacted, many of us predicted that the hole in the budget caused by the lost revenue would be used by the Trump Administration and some in Congress to justify cuts in basic needs programs like Medicaid, Medicare, housing, and SNAP. And we were right.
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The Human Needs Report: FY19 begins, anti-immigrant rule proposed, reactions to a SCOTUS confirmation, and more

October 8, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the FY19 Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, a proposed anti-immigrant rule, a bill to fight the opioid crisis, tax cuts 2.0, reactions to the Supreme Court confirmation, and more.
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Don’t GUT Michigan’s new paid sick time law!

October 3, 2018
Did you hear the news?! Michigan lawmakers passed a paid sick time law! That may seem like good news at first, but the truth is that it’s not that simple and we can’t totally celebrate...yet. Here’s the scoop: The MI Time to Care coalition collected nearly 400,000 signatures for a strong paid sick...
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TAKE ACTION: Last chance to speak out against Kavanaugh!

October 2, 2018
It’s our last chance to be heard. Republicans in the U.S. Senate have pledged to move forward with a vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court by week’s end, whether or not the FBI has had a chance to fully investigate THREE sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. We can...
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Your #StopKavanaugh Toolkit

October 2, 2018
Attend a Vigil Near You This Wednesday evening,October 3, all across the country at around 6pm, people will come together in their local communities for peaceful vigils to demand that the U.S. Senate stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. *Find a...
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Senator Klobuchar (left) and Sarah Smarsh (right) at the Rural Summit

How to help rural America: Senate Democrats hold a Rural Summit

September 28, 2018
Ms. Smarsh was describing the isolation she felt growing up poor in rural Kansas. Her mother was 17 when Sarah was born. There was no Family and Medical Leave Act, no help from the Violence Against Women Act, and long miles to travel to get to medical care.
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Today! Protests Happening Across the US!

September 28, 2018
Yesterday was heart-wrenching, nauseating, and sad; and it was devastating for many sexual assault survivors across the country. A GOP-appointed prosecutor tried—and failed—to discredit the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. This courageous...
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Testimony for The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act House Subcommittee on Health 9.27.18

September 27, 2018
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Health as part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held on September 27, 2018. Click here to take action and encourage your member of Congress to support this bill. Hello, my name is Smita Nadia Hussain. I am...
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Fact of the Week: Drop in uninsured rates for low-income rural residents is three times larger in Medicaid expansion states

September 26, 2018
The uninsured rate for low-income adults has decreased in the last several years across America, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act. But small towns and rural areas of states that have expanded Medicaid have seen the sharpest decline in uninsured rates. That’s one of the findings of a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina Rural Health Research Program.
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Quick Signature to Speak Out Against Kavanaugh!

September 24, 2018
Over the weekend, a second courageous woman came out with allegations of sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is currently under consideration to become the next lifetime appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court. With two accusers, Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the Senate Judiciary...
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