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Families & The Federal Budget

The SNAP Gap: why millions of Americans will face a food scarcity crisis this month and next

February 21, 2019
The Trump Shutdown is over, but some of its consequences are still playing out. Millions of SNAP recipients will face very real food shortages later this month and next — due to the shutdown itself as well as the underlying inadequacy of the SNAP program (more about this later). First, some...
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#RisersRadio: The Power of YOU

February 19, 2019
We have a brand new radio show this week in which we cover how to help stop the fake national emergency; why (and how) we need to address the childcare and Pre-K crisis in our nation; how you can help one fair wage move forward so tipped workers aren’t stuck earning only $2.13 per hour; and we'll...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 16, 2019

February 15, 2019
Greetings! It's been a really big week. Most urgently right now : we're pushing back against Trump's declaration of a national emergency, and need your help to call members of Congress (see below for more info). This week also marked the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and we're urging...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 9, 2019

February 9, 2019
Greetings and Happy Saturday! Please scroll down for our weekly list of top and most urgent actions, including petitions on providing back pay for government contractors affected by the shutdown, urging Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to cut ties with private prisons fueling the immigration crisis...
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The Power of Public Comments

February 6, 2019
With Congress refusing to enact some of his harshest proposals against people with low incomes, President Trump has relentlessly pursued alternative methods to harm families struggling to make ends meet. For more than two years, the Trump Administration has tried to use regulations and waivers as a...
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Join Us For: The State Of OUR Union

February 4, 2019
We’re coming together to protect all families during the #SOTU on Tuesday & we need your voice! Join us (@MomsRising) for the #StateofOURUnion and pledge to UNITE against hate, misogyny, sexual violence, racism, and all forms of discrimination. We’re not going to let Trump be the only voice...
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The Shutdown's Aftermath

January 30, 2019
As our nation finally emerged last week from the five-week shutdown, the longest in history, something perhaps significant happened on the exit ramp. Americans, it seems, were reminded that government plays an important role in their lives. Some evidence: 21 percent of Americans said they had...
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Navigating the #TrumpShutdown: The Low Down on Benefits, School Lunches, Resources & More

January 24, 2019
As the #TrumpShutdown drags on, people across the country are suffering devastating consequences. From confusion over SNAP (food stamps) and WIC experienced by beneficiaries to the sudden loss of income experienced by 800,000+ federal workers and contractors, the effects of this shutdown are far-...
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Electricity or Epilepsy Meds? Furloughed Worker Must Choose

January 24, 2019
Many workers in the U.S. are one missing paycheck away from financial hardship or worse. A recent survey conducted by GoBankingRates found that 58 percent of Americans have $1,000 or less in savings. And as the Trump Shutdown enters Day 28, more evidence is emerging that a number of the 800,000...
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#TrumpShutdown: The Crisis Has Arrived For Affordable Housing

January 23, 2019
On Day 33 of the Trump Government Shutdown, reports are spreading throughout the U.S. of tenants being threatened with sharply increased rents and even evictions. Last week, one company, Tri-State Management, confirmed it sent a letter to 28 buildings in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and...
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