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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020
It's another Friday. The weather is warming and we are DOING IT, friends. This is a hard time. Thank you for all you're doing for yourself, your family, your community and this nation. We see you, and we're honored to work alongside you. This week's list of top #5Actions includes some urgent calls...
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Preschool Home Visits in the Era of COVID19

May 12, 2020
Like a lot of parents of young kids who are trying to work from home these days – and are lucky enough to be able to do that – my most focused work time is in the early afternoon, when my three year old goes down for a nap. At least sometimes. One day, when I went to get her up, I discovered she...
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#GoodNews This Week: Recursos de COVID-19, Child Care Action, Mother's Day Dedications

May 9, 2020
As Mother's Day approaches, the MomsRising community is leading the charge for COVID-19 relief for America's struggling families. VOICES: You Can't Reopen The Economy Without Child Care, Huffington Post MomsRising member Cleta Kramer is ready to go back to work; her factory is open. But the lack of...
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Mother's Day, Coronavirus Edition: A New Kind of "Self-Care"

May 8, 2020
As Mother’s Day approaches, this year feels different. In a time of coronavirus, we need more than flowers and a day off. We need more than traditional self-care. We need recognition, deep and lasting recognition, that the work we do as caregivers is invaluable. We need recognition from society as...
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2020 Census

Este Día de las Madres Podemos Asegurar el Futuro de Nuestros Niños a Través de un Conteo Completo del Censo

May 8, 2020
Cada mamá recuerda el día que sostuvo a su(s) pequeño/a(s) por primera vez, un momento lleno de alegría y cierta ansiedad por lo que el futuro pueda traer. Me convertí en madre (y en padre) de una hermosa niña, Rosita, en septiembre de 2009. Al igual que muchas otras mamás, antes de darme cuenta,...
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TELL CONGRESS: Fund ChildCare Now!

May 7, 2020
I’m on day… well who even knows anymore of working from home with my toddler and, like so many of you, my partner and I are wondering when juggling our child care and work will come to an end. But one thing is for sure, we want it to happen safely. We sat watching the news yesterday in horror as...
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2020 Census

This Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day) Help us Secure our Children’s Future Through A Full Census Count

May 7, 2020
As families practice “safer-at-home” measures, school their children in virtual classrooms, and abstain from most of their usual activities before this public health crisis, we have all been reminded of the importance of safety and the future. This means ensuring a full and accurate count of everyone in the 2020 Census. And while research has made it clear that we need more creative strategies to reach and encourage Latino families to include their young children in the census, it is incumbent on all of us to do our part in making sure everyone in our networks is counted.
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#GivingTuesdayNow: Support MomsRising’s fight for COVID-19 relief

May 5, 2020
Moms’ leadership and power has never been more critical, more needed, and more necessary as we enter another month of uncertainty as a nation. In fact, MomsRising has turned up the volume even more on the issues we fight for every day: paid family/medical leave, expanded unemployment insurance,...
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Cómo el COVID-19 ha creado una crisis de cuidado infantil

May 4, 2020
Cada mañana, durante estas últimas dos semanas, me despierto preguntándome cómo afectará la crisis de COVID-19 la vida de mi pequeña y a todo el país. Mi pareja y yo tratamos de programar nuestro horario de trabajo lo mejor posible (¡como muchos padres y proveedores de cuidados!) para darle una...
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