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The Human Needs Report: What Congress did - and didn't do - at the end of 2017, and what's on tap for early 2018

January 11, 2018
A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things stand? The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a brief rundown on Congress’s spending work, the tax cut bill, immigration, health care, and more.
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The Most Burdened Generation: A Poem

January 8, 2018
My kids, and their generation, could've saved the world My kids see race, color, and culture, but they know it has no bearing on a person's inherent worth My kids see masculine and feminine, but they aren't hung up on enforcing those qualities according to someone's biology My kids see climate...
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There's Still A Chance to Reverse the FCC Vote on Net Neutrality!

January 6, 2018
An open internet is essential to protecting freedoms we hold dear: Our ability to innovate, speak our mind, connect, and hear diverse voices and opinions. All of these freedoms are now at risk. On December 14 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to roll back 2015 rules that require...
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Will you help me save mothers’ lives?

December 27, 2017
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a Senior Fellow at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She and Black Lives Matter just received the Sydney Peace Prize for their work. She survived serious complications after childbirth, and has now dedicated her energies to saving mothers’ lives! Can you...
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Making Room at the Inn

December 22, 2017
A friend shared a story I love about our mutual friend and mentor Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. some years ago. It was Christmas Eve and the pews at New York City’s Riverside Church were packed. The Christmas pageant was underway and had come to the point at which the innkeeper was to turn away...
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We need a legislative solution for Dreamers and TPS holders NOW

December 21, 2017
DREAMers, along with temporary protected status ("TPS") holders, are fighting for a legislative solution that will allow them to continue pursuing their dreams in our nation while also contributing to our economy. TPS is a form of temporary humanitarian relief that Congress established, whereby the...
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Elias: An American Dreamer

December 21, 2017
Meet Elias. He is one of 800,000 Dreamers fighting for their ability to continue with their lives in the United States. Dreamers are young people that were brought to the U.S. as children. Many Dreamers, like Elias, did not know that they were not citizens until they were unable to pursue their...
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"Is America a Goat? Has Congress No Shame or Moral Decency Left?"

December 18, 2017
The Sheep and the Goats “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on...
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"Congress’ Urgent Unfinished Business for Children"

December 15, 2017
As if our fight to stop the profoundly unjust Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was not enough, we must all work hard to ensure there will be no unfinished business as Congress works to wrap up the Continuing Resolution before December 22nd with all the crucial help children and other vulnerable populations...
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Black women vote at high numbers in spite of White funders, not because of them.

December 13, 2017
Today, the Democratic victory of a senate seat in Alabama is our nation's top news story. Alabama, the most Republican of Republican states, one of the red-est of the red states, turned blue. And, for the first time, many news outlets are giving credit to the demographic responsible for this...
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