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Families & The Federal Budget

Aaron Carrillo

Tax time is a big deal.

December 6, 2019
[This is a guest blog post by Aaron Carrillo, a RESULTS advocate in Lawrence, Kansas.] Some kids look forward to their birthdays, or holidays. When I was young, my brother and I looked forward to tax time. It meant we could finally buy a second pair of shoes, or pants that fit. My mom would worry...
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This Week's Top #5Actions! Nov. 22, 2019

November 23, 2019
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we are super grateful for all of our MomsRising members and all that you do. Please take a minute to check out our latest list of actions. We are fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting SNAP and reducing the amount of young people in prison. Here's the...
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In Connecticut, advocates succeed in push for Census funding

November 22, 2019
Editor’s note: The Coalition on Human Needs is part of a coordinated effort to make sure young children are counted accurately in the 2020 Census. As part of this campaign, Count All Kids is focusing on what advocates in some states are doing to ensure an accurate count – and what lessons and...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Tell Trump #HandsOffSNAP- AGAIN!

November 20, 2019
Trump is ridiculously at it again. It’s only been a few months since President Trump’s last attack on SNAP (or food stamps), but now he’s at it again with his cruel attempts to take food stamps away from struggling families in order to pay for tax cuts for billionaires and big corporations — even...
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Family Separation is Wrong: SIGN NOW to Stop Trump’s Immigration Policies

November 6, 2019
We’ve all been hearing about the depths of cruelty of the Trump Administration’s family separation policies for a while, but the extent of that cruelty is still being discovered. Horrifyingly, just last week, the ACLU discovered 1,556 more immigrant families were separated than previously estimated...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019
Happy Halloween Week! Know what's scarier than a bump in the night? Not speaking out about issues that matter to women and families! Please checkout our list of top 5 Actions from the past week below, which makes it easy to scroll and catch up. Please be sure to share this with family and friends...
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20 Years of Turning the Lights On for Afterschool

October 25, 2019
For 20 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been organizing a celebration and rally for afterschool programs each October. Moms lead the way on these events, because they know how important it is that their kids have safe, supervised, educational activities each afternoon, after the school day ends...
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Voter Postcards are BACK! Your September MOMentum

September 30, 2019
Happy September! We’re feeling the MOMentum as we head into the last quarter of the year-- thanks to the support of so many generous donors like you, our MomsVote work is taking off! And not a moment too soon: 2020 is almost here and we’re ready to take action, talk with friends and neighbors, and register every eligible voter we can. Are you with us? Read on!
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The CHN Human Needs Report: Spending updates, border fights, new Census data, and more

September 30, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for the latest on Congress's work to avoid a shutdown, immigration and border fights, new poverty and health insurance data, anti-SNAP and Medicaid proposals, and more.
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QUICK & POWERFUL: #5Actions for the Week of 9/27

September 27, 2019
It's been another super-charged week, and we hope you have some time to unplug this weekend. Before you do: Please take a moment to be sure you've signed these quick and urgent top actions, below. This week we're talking about protecting our elections, surprise medical bills, registering to vote,...
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