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#Good News This Week: NC Kids & Lead; Equal Pay; and more!

March 22, 2019
GOOD NEWS! Here’s a welcome good news story about kids’ health and the environment: In North Carolina, public health officials have been working for more than 30 years to eliminate childhood lead poisoning – and have come very close to doing so. Read more here! MOMSRISING RADIO: Have you checked...
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Trump Budget Update!

SIGNATURE NEEDED: Trump’s budget hurts moms & families!

March 21, 2019
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and...
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Repeal the Trump Tax Scam!

QUICK SIGNATURE⇒ Repeal the Trump tax cuts for the 1% and Wall Street

March 21, 2019
It’s tax time and we are getting an angry earful from moms around the country about Trump’s backwards tax scam— and need your help letting Congress know what’s going on in the real lives of families in our nation: “ My taxes have gone up due to the cap on state and local taxes. Now it does not pay...
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The Human Needs Report: Trump Budget, Crisis in Puerto Rico, Battle over the Border, and More

March 19, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for a detailed analysis of President Trump’s FY20 budget request, plus the latest on the loss of food aid for millions, the Trump emergency declaration, a new bill to protect Dreamers, and more.
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Top Actions of the Past Week: March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019
Our hearts are breaking for all the victims, survivors and families, and for the entire Muslim community, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The violence that took place yesterday is horrendous. Around the world, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, churches and all places of worship should be a...
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Testimony for the Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs Hearing 3.12.19

March 12, 2019
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising Member, Nikki Berlew-O’Meara, to the hearing of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Hearing as part of the House Education and Labor Committee held on March 12, 2019.
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#GoodNews This Week: Blocking Private Prison Money, Childcare Tax Credit, More!

March 8, 2019
VICTORY ! MomsRising/MamásconPoder leads the #FamiliesBelongTogether Corporate Accountability Committee of over 100 organizations… and we're thrilled to share that we just had a HUGE victory. One of our two key corporate targets, JP Morgan Chase bank, just announced: "We will no longer bank the...
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We Are Still Turning Our Backs on Puerto Rico’s Hungry Children

March 8, 2019
In 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread devastation across Puerto Rico, leaving children especially vulnerable—but the sad reality is Puerto Rican children were some of the most at risk in America long before the storm. Nearly 6 in 10 children in Puerto Rico live in poverty, a rate...
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Victory Against Harmful Citizenship Question

March 7, 2019
Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, particularly in the midst of current heightened anti-immigrant enforcement activities and policies, will worsen the existing undercount of low-income people, people of color, and children.
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Why the American Family Act Would Help my Family

March 6, 2019
MomsRising super mom, Jessica Morrison, spoke at a press conference on Capitol Hill about how the American Family Act would help her growing family. Read her story below and watch her speak here ! Good afternoon. My name is Jessica Morrison. I live just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and I...
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