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We Are MomsRising, Sheila from North Carolina

October 22, 2018
October is HeadStart Awarness Month. In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Sheila in North Carolina about her experiences with Early Head Start and Head Start. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My story with Head...
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Tell Congress to invest in childcare - not child prisons!

October 19, 2018
"I receive childcare assistance through my local DHS office. If I didn’t get this assistance I could not work (even though I live paycheck to paycheck) and would have to apply for Welfare. I’m more than grateful for every penny I receive for childcare. Without it I would have to pay $120 a week! My...
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Make it Work: Transforming the workplace for families and moms

October 17, 2018
October is National Work and Family Month and it’s a good time to talk about the demands of both work and family. Workers, especially working parents, need workplace supports that help address deep systemic inequities based on race, class, and gender. We need policies that make it possible for...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018
It's been a powerful week. Yesterday we delivered over 1.5 million signatures from people like you opposing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tens of thousands of us have called, written and emailed our Senators asking for the same. And many more gathered outside Senate offices yesterday to...
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Children on the Front Lines

September 28, 2018
“I can make a difference!” Every July thousands of students from Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® sites across the country participate in the CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action. This year’s action focused on the need to vote for children and the fact that every vote...
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We Are MomsRising: Melissa from Pennsylvania

September 22, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Melissa in Pennsylvania about what it is like to find childcare. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . As a single mom of a toddler who was starting over in a small town with...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with this week's list of top actions, and it is robust. As fall and school kick into high gear, so does our work! From telling Congress *no* to more tax breaks for big corporations, to demanding banks stop funding for-profit prison and detention corporations, we've got work...
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Urge Governor Inslee to invest in early learning for all families

September 20, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: A new study from the Center for American Progress found 83% of parents with children under the age of five struggle to access affordable, high-quality early learning programs for their children. (NOT news to those of us experiencing the childcare crisis, amiright?). And according to...
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How to Use Media to Teach Your Kid Empathy

September 20, 2018
Many parents worry that cyberbullying, trolls, and rude behavior have taken over the internet. While it may seem that the online world has worn away our empathy, many studies show that kids and teens develop strong, supportive online bonds both with known friends and those they've met online. And...
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On #RisersRadio This Week: #ProtectOurPlanet

September 18, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover a long fought childcare victory, the latest in the fight to #StopKavanaugh, what climate change and storms have in common and how we can protect our planet, and tips for safety in hurricanes and weather disasters. *Special guests include: Helen Blank, National...
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