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The Latinx Childcare Struggle Is Real

March 8, 2019
As Latinx parents raising multicultural kids we know the challenges too well. Do we speak Spanish at home with our kids? How do we keep our kids from rejecting our cultural traditions (do we even care about these traditions...)? Where do we find books and toys that are representative of our various...
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Victory Against Harmful Citizenship Question

March 7, 2019
Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, particularly in the midst of current heightened anti-immigrant enforcement activities and policies, will worsen the existing undercount of low-income people, people of color, and children.
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Why the American Family Act Would Help my Family

March 6, 2019
MomsRising super mom, Jessica Morrison, spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill about how the American Family Act would help her growing family. Read her story below and watch her speak here ! Good afternoon. My name is Jessica Morrison. I live just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and I...
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Millennials don’t have an avocado eating problem...

March 6, 2019
D elicious avocado toast isn’t why families like mine are struggling financially, as has been ridiculously proposed, but childcare...now THAT is an actual problem. It’s hard to believe that out of touch millionaires like Tim Gurner can even suggest that eating avocados could be a reason that...
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The Human Needs Report: FY20 Budget Talks, Potential Loss of Food Aid for Millions, Immigration Battles, and More

March 4, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on early FY20 budget talks, the potential loss of food aid for millions, a blow to low-income consumers, ongoing immigration battles, and more. Click here to read a PDF version.
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What’s the best way to stop a tantrum? Call in the MOMS!

February 28, 2019
Progress! This week, the U.S. House did what was right by rejecting President Trump’s unconstitutional misuse of national emergency powers to secure funding for his harmful wall. This unconstitutional power grab is a step toward unchecked authoritarianism and we need EVERYONE to speak out! **Quick...
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We need Child Care for All Families Now!

February 27, 2019
I’m newly back in the office after having my baby and I have one thing on my mind—we HAVE TO solve the childcare crisis in this country. At my neighborhood meetup for new parents not a week goes by that childcare doesn’t come up as a major issue for families. Moms with no choice but to quit jobs...
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The real truth about Trump's child care record

February 25, 2019
Today, the White House Council of Economic Advisors released a paper on work and the cost of child care. This is yet another example of the Trump Administration white-washing its record on supporting families’ access to affordable child care. During the 2016 presidential election, then candidate...
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Speak out for SNAP!

QUICK SIGNATURE needed to protect SNAP for struggling workers!

February 22, 2019
The Trump Administration is at it again, trying to take away SNAP (food stamps) from workers and families that are already struggling! Yes, you read that right. Ugh. You’re probably thinking, “Wait, didn’t Congress just pass the Farm Bill a few months ago that was very clear about protecting SNAP...
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SIGN OUR LETTER: Repeal the tax cuts for the 1% and Wall Street

February 21, 2019
Tax season is upon us! If you’re anything like me you’re scrambling to get your tax return paperwork together and have high hopes to submit everything well before the April 15th deadline (but more likely than not will end up at the post office the day before mailing everything in this year again)...
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