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Human Needs Report: Tax cut bills, disaster aid, anti-immigrant policies, and more

November 13, 2017
The Coalition on Human Needs just released the latest edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for articles on the House and Senate tax cut bills, year-end spending deals, disaster aid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, policies hurting immigrant communities, and more.
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Remembering Our Veterans Today and Everyday

November 10, 2017
Serving in the United States Army, comes with a great commitment and sacrifice. Many young people register to serve the armed forces as soon as they turn 18 years old, when they are just beginning to live their lives and with their commitment also come some excellent rewards. I was one of those...
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5 Beneficios Para Los Veteranos Que Quizás No Sabías

November 10, 2017
Servir en el ejercito de los Estados Unidos, conlleva un gran compromiso y sacrifico. Muchos jóvenes se registran para servir a las fuerzas armadas desde que tienen 18 años, cuando apenas están comenzando a vivir y con su compromiso tambien vienen algunas excelentes recompensas. Yo fui una de esas...
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VoteRunLead Women Win, Make History, and are Everywhere!

November 9, 2017
The election results from November 7, 2017, are really exciting - and encouraging for women. In early results, 45 women trained to run for state and local office by VoteRunLead were on the ballot from Kansas to Minnesota to New York! And they’re making history! Thirty-one women who trained with...
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Part 1: One Year in Trump’s America: A Rabbi, Activist & New-ish Mom Reflects

November 8, 2017
The day began in a white pantsuit; it ended in a deluge of tears. It’s hard to believe That Tuesday in November fell one year ago. One year, really? For some it feels like yesterday; for others, it seems like … I don’t know, four years already? That beautiful, surreal day – it started with such...
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Part 2- One Year in Trump’s America: A Rabbi, Activist & New-ish Mom Reflects

November 8, 2017
Things are never as simple as you want them to be , I realized. Today, right now, we need to fight with everything we have to make this broken world better for all Americans, especially those far more vulnerable than you. By November my husband and I had long since decided to move back home to...
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Dialogue Across Differences: An Evening with Living Room Conversations

November 8, 2017
Today more than ever, political divisions are straining cherished relationships between family and friends. As you prepare to gather with family and friends in November and December, there is no better time to learn how to navigate challenging conversations with respect and curiosity. Come join the...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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Send a Letter to Your Local Paper Speaking Out Against the Tax Bill

November 6, 2017
Something really scary happened recently! Scarier than those ghosts, witches, and ghouls that showed up trick-or-treating at your door the other night. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill today that would give $1.5 trillion (TRILLION!!) in tax cuts to the top 1...
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TAKE ACTION: Close the Latina Wage GAP

November 2, 2017
I’m going to tell you something that’s going to make you mad. And then I’m going to tell you something we can do about it. Here we go: Right now in the United States, Latinas earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man and Latina mothers earn just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white fathers. [1,2] This horrifying wage gap is why we are raising our voices today to mark Latina Equal Pay Day, the day signifying that Latinas in the United States have to work ALL of 2016 and until November 2nd of 2017 to finally earn as much as white men earned in 2016 alone. → We can’t end pay discrimination and close wage gaps if employers can hide the fact they are paying women and people of color less than white men.
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