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Tell Congress: Tampons + Pads + Menstrual cups ≠ luxury products

May 13, 2019
Period products are NOT a “luxury” item, yet the federal government (and many states) treat them like they are -- and that has a lot of negative repercussions in terms of cost, accessibility, and women’s health. In full truth, when we need these products, they are a necessity, and can be quite...
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“You Can’t Win Like That”

May 10, 2019
“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little outings. Even getting school uniforms together is expensive. Sometimes they have to wear stuff from last year. I...
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Counting Latino Children

Census 2020: Securing Our Children’s Future Through A Full Count

May 9, 2019
Every mom remembers the day she held her little one(s) for the first time – a moment of both great joy and some anxiety about the uncertainty the future may bring. I became a mother (and father) to a beautiful baby girl – Rosita in September of 2009. Like many moms, before I knew it, I found myself...
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Brand New: Fight For Love on #RisersRadio

May 8, 2019
On the #radiopodcast this week we cover what’s happening with asylum protections for children and hear early reports on the Presidential race from New Hampshire and more on policies that are rising. We'll also give you the inside scoop on the trouble with the National Rifle Association and discuss...
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May 8, 2019
The 2018 election swept a record number of women into elected office, but that would never have happened without a massive spike in women candidates , many of whom said they were driven to run because of the Trump presidency. Well, Trump is still President. And even with 102 women now serving in...
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The Human Needs Report: The latest on labor, health and education spending; disaster aid; asylum seekers; and more

May 6, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states, a tougher path for asylum seekers, a rollback of payday lending protections, and more.
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Ending Child Poverty Now

May 3, 2019
“I would come home and there would be no electricity, I would have no water to bathe in. Sometimes there wouldn’t be food, there would just be water in the refrigerator.” –Taylor, honored by the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas with a Beat the Odds® scholarship No child should have to worry where her...
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Strengthen NC's early childhood workforce!

Vote pending for NC early childhood workforce

May 1, 2019
It's time to take action for early educators! H882, a historic, bipartisan bill to strengthen the early education workforce, will be heard by the House Health Committee Thursday, May 2nd, at 8 AM. This is the best chance we have ever had to strengthen early childhood educators through increased...
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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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