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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...
Lauren Hipp's picture

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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[graphic with toast with peanut butter & toast with jam with text: Paid Leave and Equal Pay go together like PB&J!]

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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Counting Latino Children

Census 2020: Securing Our Children’s Future Through A Full Count

May 9, 2019
Every mom remembers the day she held her little one(s) for the first time – a moment of both great joy and some anxiety about the uncertainty the future may bring. I became a mother (and father) to a beautiful baby girl – Rosita in September of 2009. Like many moms, before I knew it, I found myself...
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The Human Needs Report: The latest on labor, health and education spending; disaster aid; asylum seekers; and more

May 6, 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 for Puerto Rico and several states, a tougher path for asylum seekers, a rollback of payday lending protections, and more.
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

April 26, 2019
Baby dolls, tiny trucks, toy food and dress-up capes. Scattered about the ballroom of a motel in Northeast Washington, D.C., and captured in a Washington Post column by Petula Dvorak, these hallmarks of child’s play are not merely a sign of productive imaginations—they’re evidence of a larger child...
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Power of Parent Voices

April 25, 2019
Have you noticed that everywhere you look, people are talking about childcare? This is HUGE! Many families across the country know that the childcare struggle is very, very real. It is crucuial that moms, dads, caregivers, advocates, and elected officals are talking about this issue that impacts so...
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I want to thank you this Tax Day!

April 15, 2019
Today is Tax Day! Feeling less than inspired by this? That’s because the billionaires and big corporations, not people like you and me, are reaping the benefits of the Trump Tax Scam. That’s why we need to use the media moment of Tax Day to send more letters to the editor this week in your local...
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