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Let's Fly a Kite for Working Families!

June 9, 2014
Would you gather some friends (or even gather just your kids or grandkids) and draw on a paper kite that we can send to President Obama (and deliver to Congress too!)?
Ruth Martin's picture

If your boss disapproves of birth control, Can he take it out of your health coverage?

May 21, 2014
OMG: The Supreme Court is about to decide whether your boss can strip birth control out of your health coverage simply because he disapproves of it. In her latest blog series, One Mom's Career In Sex Law, Roberta Riley sheds light on this troubling new affront directed against American women.
Roberta Riley's picture

The Surprising Truth Behind Tax Day: Where Your Taxes Go

April 14, 2014
If you groan about Tax Day, you’re certainly not alone. But what if Tax Day was something we could be proud of as members of a democracy? Would you feel differently about paying taxes if you knew they were going to support public services that you, your family, and your community rely on – such as...
Robin Claremont's picture

4/14 Facebook Chat: Why the Child & Dependent Care Credit Isn't Enough!

April 10, 2014
Tax Day can bring a lot of emotions. Ahead of tomorrow, people across the country are in the home stretch of filing taxes. Myself included -- I have date with my computer tonight to turn in my taxes! With the cost of child care exceeding the tuition of colleges in most states, the current tax...
Lauren Hipp's picture

Building Momentum on Unemployment Insurance

April 9, 2014
We are building momentum! On Monday , the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill that will restore federal unemployment insurance benefits to the more than 2 million people that lost these vital benefits since December 28th, when the program expired. But our work isn’t done yet… Now it is up to the U...
Elyssa Schmier's picture

Comparing Competing Visions on the 2015 Federal Budget

April 3, 2014
On Tuesday we at the National Priorities Project released our fourth annual, one-of a kind Competing Visions analysis , which compares the president’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal to two significantly different visions – the House Republican budget resolution, introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, and...
Jasmine Tucker's picture

We've Got a Math Problem -- but Help May Be on the Way!

April 3, 2014
I remember sitting down with my mom doing my math homework almost every night. One night I was tasked with creating a budget for a family of four -- I remember my mom being elated that I was learning the importance of budgeting from such a young age. I’ll admit at first the purpose was a little...
Lauren Hipp's picture

Oregonians: Let's End General Electric's $3 Billion Tax Refund

April 2, 2014
General Electric got $3 billion in U.S. income tax refunds between 2008 and 2012. You read that right: They paid LESS THAN ZERO in taxes. You probably paid more than they did! We have a chance right now to close two of the biggest tax loopholes that let them do it -- but we have to act really fast...
Frank Clemente's picture

Tell Congress: Extend benefits for the long-term unemployed

March 26, 2014
Finally!! After three long months of raising our voices, making calls, sending emails, and sharing our experiences with leaders, the U.S. Senate has reached a bipartisan deal to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. This deal—if passed— will restore jobless aid to the more than 2 million...
Elyssa Schmier's picture

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Fund Our Littlest Learners

March 11, 2014
I remember sitting with my mom at the kitchen table learning how to balance a budget for a family. Those memories seem so distant! Now as an adult, I wonder how I'll ever make ends meet, now that child care costs more than college tuition in most states. [1] MomsRising has been lifting the voices...
Lauren Hipp's picture

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