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The Human Needs Report: House Labor-H bill, migrant family amendments, a SCOTUS nominee, threats to the ACA, and more

July 23, 2018
Read on for the latest on the House Labor-H bill and other FY19 spending, migrant family separations, proposed SNAP cuts, reactions to the Supreme Court nominee, threats to the ACA, and more.
Lecia Imbery's picture

Urge the Portland City Council to pass paid sick days!

July 17, 2018
Urge the Portland City Council to pass a universal earned sick days ordinance that doesn't leave out certain workers or families!
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The unacceptably high cost of jailing children and families seeking safety in the U.S.

July 13, 2018
Toxic stress is the highest costs of the Trump Administration’s shameful punishment of those fleeing violence. But there are other dollar costs that underscore how unnecessarily bad their approach is.
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Head Smacker: The anti-baby administration

July 11, 2018
While Candidate Trump may have claimed to love babies, the harm President Trump’s actions and policies are doing to them is undeniable.
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In need of some good news? You're in luck!

July 5, 2018
The Albuquerque City Council is considering paid sick days legislation this session and we have an opportunity to influence the scope and strength of the ordinance.
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Deborah Weinstein, CHN’s Executive Director, arrested in action at Senate office building.

Stop stealing babies!

June 29, 2018
Yesterday in Washington, DC, women placed their bodies and their hearts where the children had been days before. More than 500 of us got arrested by sitting down in the Hart Senate Office Building. My favorite chant? “Stop stealing babies!”
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Sign NOW to protect SNAP!

QUICK ACTION NEEDED to protect food stamps!

June 22, 2018
I know the world feels chaotic right now with everything happening on the news (not to mention getting your kids ready for summer!) —and there’s a lot to keep track of. It’s easy to feel down and helpless. But that’s why MomsRising is here—to remind you of how powerful your voice is and what a...
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The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more

June 19, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work.
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Senator Robert Kennedy

June 8, 2018
On the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who had announced his decision to run for president, was campaigning in Indiana when the news came of Dr. King’s assassination. He movingly shared the terrible news with the waiting crowd of mostly Black people, urging...
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Fact of the Week: Three-quarters of states still have higher levels of need than before the Great Recession

June 6, 2018
Residents in 37 states and the District of Columbia were still experiencing higher levels of need in 2017 than they were in 2007, before the Great Recession. In 16 states, need more than doubled from 2007 to 2017. Only 13 states had lower levels of need in 2017 than in 2007.
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