Paid Family and Medical Leave Means a Stronger Nation

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2018/02/07/17848/#.Wnyn-q6nEdU By National Partnership for Women & Families February 7, 2018 Editor’s note: This piece was written by Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. It was originally published on Medium and on the National Partnership’s blogon … Continued

Speak Up Now for Medicaid and SNAP

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): There are literal lifesavers around us that we can’t see! For example, Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). They are there when we need them, saving lives and boosting our economy. They … Continued

Tell Congress: Support Child Care for Working Families Act

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Delicious avocado toast isn’t why families are struggling financially (see picture!), as has been ridiculously proposed, but childcare…now THAT is an actual problem. It’s hard to believe that out of touch millionaires like Tim Gurner can … Continued

“Welfare Reform” (in PA) Means Cuts

From Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (https://clsphila.org/): State Bills Would Harm Pennsylvanians Struggling to Get By, and Cost PA Millions in Federal Dollars with No State Savings. The proposals announced by a number of legislators on January 2, 2018 as … Continued

Protect the Dreamers, Children’s Health, and Disaster Victims in the Stopgap Bill

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Today – Friday, January 19 – is the deadline for Congress to act on continuing government funding.  But other urgent measures are also long overdue.  Every day, another 122 Dreamers lose legal status … Continued