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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021
This week has been tough. The Atlanta shooting that resulted in the death of eight people -- including six Asian American women -- again proves that Americans can no longer wait for action against gun violence and hate. We stand against Anti-Asian hate and for gun control. The time for action is...
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President Biden and Vice President Harris

Thank leaders for passing the American Rescue Plan

March 17, 2021
MomsRising members made over 230,000 constituent contacts with members of Congress in support of this bill. Why? Because as we know the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women and moms of color experiencing compounded health and economic harms due to structural racism. And we know the American Rescue Plan will be a tremendous help and also a powerful step toward the transformational, permanent, and universal change we all need to lift our economy, our businesses, and our families.
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We need paid leave.

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021
It’s time to do a happy dance! Yesterday, in no small part because members like you raised your voices, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law! This important legislation directly supports families at a time when it's most needed. None of this would have been possible without all...
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Q & A About Unemployment Provisions in the American Rescue Plan

March 10, 2021
The new American Rescue Plan prevents surprise tax bills and extends benefits for jobless workers. Here’s what you need to know about its provisions and the changes that come along with them.
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The Child Care No-Brainer

March 9, 2021
When I moved back to Boston from New York City, my kids were little and only my husband was employed. With a newborn and a 3-year-old in the house, there wasn’t time to think about anything but survival. Luckily, my mom lived nearby and would come over weekly to help. I could have time to work on...
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American Rescue Plan Call-In Line - text ReliefNow to 747464


March 8, 2021
We are in the final stretch to passing the American Rescue Plan thanks to all the phone calls, tweets, emails, and stories you have sent to the U.S. Congress the past few months. The House of Representatives is voting TOMORROW to pass comprehensive COVID relief, so we need you to make a quick call...
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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Supporting Child Care

March 8, 2021
On International Women’s Day (March 8), and during Women’s History Month, we call attention to and celebrate the contributions of women throughout history and in our own lives. However, we must acknowledge the inequities and biases found in our society that women continue to face. We must also...
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Plan de Rescate Estadounidense

March 1, 2021
Estamos en la recta final para la aprobación del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense gracias a todas las llamadas telefónicas, tuits, correos electrónicos e historias que hicimos llegar al Congreso de Estados Unidos en los últimos meses. ¡La Cámara de Representantes votará MAÑANA para aprobar un...
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Top 5Actions for Friday, Feb. 26: All about COVID relief

February 25, 2021
We are at a turning point in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus. This week marked a heartbreaking milestone with 506,000 deaths in the United States from COVID-19. [1] So many of our families are hurting in so many different ways. But change is coming and we have a reason to feel hopeful...
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Sign Our Letter: Tax Credits for Working Families NOT Mega-Corporations!

February 18, 2021
I don’t need to tell you that our families are struggling. Everything is harder in a pandemic—affording rent, paying our bills, putting food on the table, affording childcare, and trying to do our jobs. This is why we need real solutions that put real money in the pockets of struggling families...
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