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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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Not in our name

June 1, 2018
With Attorney General Sessions’ recent announcement of a “zero tolerance” policy towards parents and children crossing the border, humane standards have been abandoned. Children are taken from their parents. Toddlers taken away crying; mothers not knowing where they are going, unable to contact them for weeks or months. This is shameful.
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Moms Summit recap!

May 29, 2018
In celebration of Mother’s Day 2018, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families. Leader Pelosi reached out to invite MomsRising's executive director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, to be among the leaders speaking at the event, and to invite...
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Help save 10,000 NC childcare subsidies!

May 24, 2018
Your voice is urgently needed to ensure over 10,000 NC children don’t lose a chance at high-quality early education! In the next forty-eight hours, NC lawmakers will be finalizing the state budget. In February, Congress passed an historic increase in federal funding that’s bringing $79 million in...
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Harmful House Farm Bill defeated, but the fight is not over!

May 23, 2018
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) by a vote of 198-213. This is a huge win in the fight against hunger. Thank you to everyone that advocated and mobilized against this bad bill! Anti-hunger advocates across the country remain concerned. The fight is...
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Supreme Court decision benefits corporations at the expense of workers

May 23, 2018
Forced arbitration hurts workers by taking away their ability to join together in collective or class action suits when they are harmed by employers. Few workers have the ability to take on an employer on their own; almost no workers can afford the high legal fees.
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