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Families & The Federal Budget

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Time to defend SNAP once again from the Trump Administration

August 14, 2019
For the second time this year, SNAP (aka food stamps), and the families that rely most on it, are under attack by the Trump Administration. Now they are going after Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (or “Cat El”). Cat What? I know it sounds really wonky but we’ll explain why it’s so important...
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Brand New Risers Radio: Speaking Out!

August 14, 2019
We have a brand new episode of #BreakingThrough this week and another awesome panel of guests. Join us as we talk with author and speaker Tim Wise on how to counteract white nationalism and white supremacy. Vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress, Chelsea Parsons joins the...
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Report: Effect of Trump Admin on Baltimore, Other Urban Areas

August 7, 2019
Residents of the city of Baltimore have endured days of racist tweets from President Trump attacking their popular congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and their city, which Trump called a “rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” There has been a lot of comment about...
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The Human Needs Report: A victory for minimum wage workers, a spending deal in Congress, another attack on migrants, and more

July 22, 2019
Check out the Human Needs Report for the latest on Congress's spending deal, a victory for minimum wage workers, a new attack on migrants, and more.
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#5Actions: Taxes, Family Separation & More

July 19, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, including hot items on taxes, family separation, childcare, and more. Your voice is urgently needed; please scroll through to be sure you've signed them all. Then share with friends and family, too! 1. Speak Out: Every Member of...
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National Call-in Day: On July 22nd Call Congress to push for a fair budget

July 19, 2019
Once again, the Trump Administration and Congress are headed towards the brink. In September, services we need may come to a screeching halt unless new funding levels and the federal government’s authority to borrow are renewed. Since Congress will be leaving for August recess in a few weeks, these...
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The Human Needs Report: Spending updates, Border Aid, Census Citizenship Question, and More

July 1, 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, aid for immigrants at the border, the Supreme Court's decision on the Census citizenship question, tax credits for working families, and more.
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Top #5Actions of the Week: June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending health care, gun safety, family separation, and more. We also still eager for your input on which issues are most important for you so we can create our "Mom Platform" as we head into the next...
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Discipline, Assistance and Bullies in a Preschool Classroom

June 20, 2019
Cross-armed and teary-eyed parents sat across from me, listening to me speak about the issues in their children’s classroom. They took a deep unified breath after I stated clearly, “There’s no such thing as a bully in a preschool classroom.” One parent stood to walk out before their partner asked...
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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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