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Senators: Pass the Child Tax Credit now!

February 9, 2024
Exciting news! The U.S. House of Representatives passed a temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit last week in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote and now we need the U.S. Senate to take action to get this across the finish line.
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Sign on!: Leap into action with us in Washington State!

February 9, 2024
Let’s leap into action this month and this year! We are halfway into legislative session and now’s the time to make sure the House and Senate keep our families’ needs in mind! Right now, lawmakers are in the final countdown to pass bills and send them to the opposite chamber for consideration. If...
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Moral Panic at the School Board Meeting

February 7, 2024
Is this a school board meeting or did I inadvertently join the worst kind of book club? It is a Tuesday evening in December in Duval County, Florida. I am here with fellow members of a local advocacy group, Public School Defenders, to speak to our school board members and community-at-large. Our...
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Padres exigen soluciones de cuidado infantil en Florida

February 6, 2024
Durante el último año he estado hablando con padres y cuidadores de niños pequeños en todos los rincones de nuestro estado, ¿y sabes qué tenían en común todos? Que el programa preescolar voluntario (VPK) y el sistema de cuidado infantil en nuestro estado no funcionan para las familias. Esa es la...
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Reject book bans, censorship, and hate spaghetti with MomsRising NH

February 1, 2024
The New Hampshire legislature has been in session for a little over three weeks and all we can say is: WOW. Even a little snow storm like the one we had last night can’t slow our lawmakers down! This session is moving at the speed of light, and this morning the House Education Committee shoveled their way to Concord for the hearing of HB1311. This Freedom to Read legislation would help stop book bans by requiring schools to develop a policy for evaluating challenged books.
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¡Pide al Congreso que muestre amor por las familias en este Día de San Valentín!

January 24, 2024
En este San Valentín, le decimos al Congreso: "No rompan nuestros corazones. ¡Aprueben políticas que las familias amen!" Así es, ya es hora de que el Congreso muestre su amor por nuestras familias y apruebe políticas que sean más dulces que una caja de chocolates, políticas que beneficien a los...
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Parents demand child care solutions in Florida

January 22, 2024
For the last year I’ve been talking to parents and caregivers of young kids in every corner of our state and you know what everyone had in common? That the VPK (Voluntary Preschool Program) and child care system in our state doesn’t work for families. That’s the bad news. The good news is the new bill in the Florida legislature that could help change that.
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Let's Let Our Legislators Know: Ban book bans!

January 19, 2024
Across the country there have been efforts to ban books in schools. This is happening here in Washington State, too. We have the chance to ban book bans in public schools by passing SB 6208 and HB 2331. Sign on now to ban book bans in Washington State! These bills would prohibit the banning of...
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A look back at MomsRising Florida in 2023

January 17, 2024
Jananury isn't barely over and we already have hit the ground running based on your feedback from last year! It’s 2024 and the New Year has me feeling hopeful about what we can accomplish in Florida this year. Not because fresh start affirmations and flying across the internet, but because...
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Top Actions of the Past Week: Friday, January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024
Tyree Nichols should be here. This week we honor the life of Tyree Nichols a father, skateboarding aficionado and amateur photographer who was taken from his loved by police violence at the age of 29. One year ago, #TyreNichols was driving home to have dinner with his family when he was pulled over...
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