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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

April 26, 2019
Baby dolls, tiny trucks, toy food and dress-up capes. Scattered about the ballroom of a motel in Northeast Washington, D.C., and captured in a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak, these hallmarks of child’s play are not merely a sign of productive imaginations—they’re evidence of a larger child...
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Power of Parent Voices

April 25, 2019
Have you noticed that everywhere you look, people are talking about childcare? This is HUGE! Many families across the country know that the childcare struggle is very, very real. It is crucuial that moms, dads, caregivers, advocates, and elected officals are talking about this issue that impacts so...
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Risers Radio: Moving Mountains

April 15, 2019
This week on our #RisersRadio show we have another amazing panel like, the ACLU's Manar Waheed, with whom we cover how to BAN the bans and ways to work for fair treatment of all immigrant families. We get the inside scoop on how taxes can be used for good (and bad) with Amy Matsui and hear from...
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Send a strong message this Tax Day!

Can you write a letter to speak out against the Trump Tax Scam?

April 12, 2019
The only people who are happy right now during tax season are the corporations and the top 1%, who received an average tax cut of $51,000 last year alone, who are getting a windfall from the Trump Tax Plan . Tax Day is this coming Monday (April 15th) and we have one major message that we want to...
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QUICK SIGNATURE to pass this #GunSafety legislation (even Republicans like it!)

April 8, 2019
Cold-hearted. That’s one of the only polite words I can come up with to describe how the gun lobby and their allies in Congress have stonewalled every effort to reduce our country’s gun violence epidemic. But now there’s new legislation that would prevent school shootings and suicides — and people...
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SFFILM Festival Radical Monarchs

Two New Documentaries About Parents, Kids, and Social Justice

April 6, 2019
Documentary film is having a moment. Look on any network, streaming platform, or even your phone and you'll find a documentary telling the true story of people living their lives doing remarkable, and unremarkable things. Documentaries pull us in because we get to see a story different from our own...
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DC/VA/MD: Join us on April 10th!

RSVP TODAY! Working Family Tax Credit Day of Celebration!

April 5, 2019
This is HUGE! And we want YOU to celebrate with us. We are bringing a mom, Julie, from Arizona to tell her story at a press conference and we want YOU and YOUR KIDS to literally back her up! You will be standing alongside Julie and the Senators at the press conference. Afterward, we'll deliver stories and letters from moms around the country to the key Senators who haven't co-sponsored the bill yet, giving them essential info on how working family tax credits are important to families leading up to Tax Day.
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Standing Up Against the Death Penalty

April 5, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently took the strong step of declaring a moratorium on the death penalty in California, saying: “Our death penalty system has been, by all measures, a failure. It has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t afford...
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Notes from a Congressional Briefing on Native American Maternal Health

April 4, 2019
Last month, for perhaps the first time in history, a congressional briefing featuring indigenous women leaders discussing Native Americans and Maternal Health was held in the halls of Congress. This groundbreaking event was hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the U.S. Human Rights...
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Bottom line: Diapers are a need. Period.

April 1, 2019
I’ve taken my daughter's diapers for granted. From what kind of diapers to use, to whose turn it is to change the epic blowout (again) -- diapers are a sore spot in our house. But luckily, we’ve never had to worry about our daughter having access to a diaper to keep her clean and healthy...
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