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Families & The Federal Budget

What's in Build Back Better (BBB) for Families? MomsRising Staff Explains

December 17, 2021
Every provision of the Build Back Better agenda is supported by at least two in three Americans. This is why it's important to spread the word far and wide about what is in this proposed legislation and what it would mean for families.
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Dígale al DHS que nunca más vuelva a separar a las familias!

January 21, 2022
La política Cero Tolerancia promulgada por la administración Trump que creó la separación familiar es una mancha en la historia de nuestra nación. Usar a los niños como tácticas en nombre de la aplicación de las leyes migratorias no es solo ilegal, sino increíblemente inmoral, inhumano y perjudicial para todas las familias afectadas por esta dañina política.
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MS. MAGAZINE OPINION: Build Back Better Would Be a Game Changer

January 18, 2022
On Jan. 6, 2022, Ms. Magazine published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with MomsRising partner, Women’s Economic Justice Director and The Century Foundation Senior Fellow Julie Kashen: The U.S. Is in Urgent Need of Childcare Solutions. Build Back Better Would Be a Game-Changer In the opinion, we...
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Brand New Breaking Through Podcast Episode: Hope in 2022!

January 10, 2022
On the radio show this week, we cover what’s really going on with the Build Back Better Act right now, including the Child Tax Credit, paid family/medical leave, childcare, and pre-K. We also dive into the latest on women and the economy and cover the fight for voting rights. All through the show,...
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Omicron is raging & families need support

January 5, 2022
Like many others, my 2022 is off to a rocky start. I am writing this as I scramble to find a COVID-19 test appointment for my feverish two-year-old and my son is home with his school closed. I know I am far from alone. Families need a lifeline, but just when we need help the most, the U.S. Senate failed to act before the new year to extend the monthly Child Tax Credit payments and pass key policies like paid family and medical leave and child care that would have helped families, businesses, and our economy weather this COVID-19 surge.
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NEW sticky note deadline is December 24

December 16, 2021
More than 2,000 moms and family members across the country have already signed up to do this action, and we are extending the deadline to December 24 timed to the state of play in Congress. Our wave of sticky notes from moms, caregivers, and family members on Senate office doors across the country needs to keep growing over the next critical week to help keep this legislation moving!
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Heat or Medical Care?

December 16, 2021
Millions of people enroll in Medicaid every year, but roughly one million are removed because of complex enrollment rules or administrative mix-ups. Research shows that eliminating Medicaid churn would lead to 585,000 more children getting at least one routine checkup, and 174,000 children getting the specialty care they need each year.
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Hey Congress -- Don't take away our monthly CTC payments, Pass BBB Today!

December 15, 2021
December 15th will be the LAST monthly Child Tax Credit check for families if the U.S. Senate doesn’t act by the end of the year! It’s time to tell the U.S. Senate to vote yes and pass the Build Back Better Act and save the Child Tax Credit that helps children and families thrive!
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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. It is time to Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. The pandemic's effect on maternal mental health is staggering. We must – and we can – put into place public policies to support families and ease the stress and anxieties mothers are facing.
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