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The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more

April 23, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Conference 2018 Recap

April 23, 2018
From April 11-13, I, along with a few other MomRising staff attended the Advancing Justice conference in Washington DC. The conference is run by Asian Americans Advancing Justice , a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization dedicated to advocating for civil rights, providing legal...
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Child Opportunity and Stability Starts at Home- with Fair Housing

April 13, 2018
Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, became law after passing Congress in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination. The Fair Housing Act prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race,...
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Join Us For a Kids' Day of Action!

April 20, 2018
In a political climate hostile to our most vulnerable populations, including children and their families, California has provided a beacon of light for sensible policy. Nonetheless, with an economy that ranks as the sixth largest in the world, California still has the second worst standard of...
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Babies on the Senate Floor: "A Victory For All Working Parents"

April 19, 2018
U.S. Senator Duckworth already made history once this month by becoming the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth; and she has now done it again by successfully pushing for a change in the U.S. Senate rules that will allow children under the age of one to be brought onto the floor during votes...
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#FoodFri: SNAP and Current Threats in the Farm Bill

April 17, 2018
SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, helps millions of low-income families have access to healthy food. The SNAP program is under attack in the proposed Farm Bill. We've got all the details on how this could impact millions of families across the United States at this week's #FoodFri...
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10 Things You Need to Know on Tax Day

April 17, 2018
A Chart Book on the U.S. Tax System: Read the Chart Book in PDF 1.) Everyone pays taxes, including those who earn the least. Our collective federal, state, and local tax system includes income taxes, payroll taxes (Social Security, Medicare), property taxes, sales and other excise taxes. The total...
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Any senator offended by Muslim-bashing will vote down Pompeo for secretary of state

April 17, 2018
As I carefully pulled into the parking lot of my local grocery store in broad daylight, somebody began to honk their car horn at me repeatedly. I caught a glimpse of an elderly white man in a dusty red Chevrolet pickup, looking disgusted, in my rearview mirror. I ignored it. But as I walked into...
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