The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be an urgent crisis, yet many of the protections passed earlier this year are set to expire at the end of the month. We are calling on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass a relief package now that will benefit everyone in our nation. We also must urge Congress to prioritize childcare funding.
This week’s 5Actions has a great reminder if you need to sign up for health insurance (the open enrollment window is now open via the Affordable Care Act), and also a fantastic webinar on how you can eat healthy on a budget.
Scroll down to see all of these actions; and if you have already taken these actions, then please share them with your friends. The more of us who raise our voices, the faster we’ll move forward the changes our nation needs.
Times are tough right now and we appreciate all you do. Thank you.
-- Sue Anne, Kristin, Anita, Elyssa, Nina, Nadia, Jessica, Tasmiha, Jordan, and the rest of the MomsRising / MamásConPoder Team
Missed Giving Tuesday? It’s Not Too Late to Donate!
Even though we’re in a global pandemic and juggling more than seems possible each day, you just powered a more massive wave of mom voter engagement than we ever dreamed possible. We’re celebrating the joy and power of MomsRising supporters LIKE YOU who moved mountains to get out the vote, to protect our families’ and communities’ health, and to stand up for women, moms, and families in this uniquely challenging year.
Sign our petition telling Congress: #ReliefCantWait
Unless Congress takes action within the next few weeks, 12 million people will be immediately kicked off of unemployment insurance and 19 million renters will lose their homes. This is all at the same time that 1 in 4 children are living in hunger because of the impacts of COVID and cases of the virus are soaring in every single state—and only expected to go up as we head into the holidays and colder months. This is a crisis on top of a crisis and we need leaders in the U.S. Congress to pass a robust, comprehensive COVID-relief package IMMEDIATELY!
Congress must #SaveChildcare
A record number of moms are being pushed out of the workforce and as COVID numbers rise and with CARES funding disappearing at the end of the year, childcare providers and families need help now to ensure they survive into the new year. At least $50 billion is necessary to stabilize the child care and $7 billion in funding through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) sector and it is needed now. Recent analysis shows that at least $9.6 billion a month is needed to fully fund existing programs to pay all their staff, be prepared to reopen at the appropriate time and eliminate cost burdens for families whose providers are closed. It is essential that Congress prioritize supporting families’ access to safe, high-quality, and affordable childcare.
It's a SNAP: Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Watch this video of our Wednesday night lively cooking demo! During this event, we prepared three healthy, affordable recipes and provided tips on menu planning, grocery shopping, and maximizing the produce you purchase or receive at a food bank.
There is still time to make sure you’re covered for 2021 Open Enrollment!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage our communities, many people are losing their employer sponsored health care coverage just when they need it the most. And because the Trump administration has consistently tried to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , many people are not aware that the ACA is still in place and Healthcare.gov provides good options for people seeking health coverage. It’s time to use our outside voices for health care to spread the word about Open Enrollment at HealthCare.gov for 2021!