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Families & The Federal Budget

The Human Needs Report: Help for working families, disaster aid passes, victory for Dreamers, spending update, and more

June 18, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress’s spending work, long-overdue disaster aid, a step forward for Dreamers, tax credits for working families, and more.
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Take the ‘Afterschool for All’ Challenge Today

June 12, 2019
In Washington, DC today, I’m joining hundreds of moms, kids, community and business leaders, educators and others to walk the halls of Congress to urge our elected representatives to stand up for afterschool programs. Afterschool and summer learning programs are vital to our families and...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending a woman's right to choose, demanding justice for Eric Garner, Delrawn Small and Tamir Rice, and speaking up for child nutrition programs and pregnant workers. Your voice is urgently needed;...
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
Lecia Imbery's picture

Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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Not about abortion

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Happy Friday. This has been a difficult week. Alabama's Abortion Ban is an attack on America's moms, and if it takes effect, a terrible blow to families. We are proud to work with you to fight for as long as we must to secure every woman’s rights and freedoms. Please scroll down for this week's...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Head Start needs YOU!

May 15, 2019
I love birthdays -- it’s a chance to celebrate life and mark the start of another trip around the sun. And this week marks the 54th birthday of one of our country’s most successful early learning programs: Head Start! Happy Birthday Head Start! Instead of balloons and cake to celebrate though, we...
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Tell Congress: Tampons + Pads + Menstrual cups ≠ luxury products

May 13, 2019
Period products are NOT a “luxury” item, yet the federal government (and many states) treat them like they are -- and that has a lot of negative repercussions in terms of cost, accessibility, and women’s health. In full truth, when we need these products, they are a necessity, and can be quite...
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We are the champions, my friends!

May 13, 2019
On our Breaking Through radio podcast this week we cover the incredible MOMentum of paid family/medical leave that’s happening now! We also discuss how moms are rising across the nation to stop family separation. We’ll learn about where moms are running for office and why it makes a difference...
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“You Can’t Win Like That”

May 10, 2019
“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little outings. Even getting school uniforms together is expensive. Sometimes they have to wear stuff from last year. I...
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