Urge Congress to Continue Funding for CHIP, Home Visits for Mothers

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): It’s shocking when you think about it. Gridlock and political games in Congress have resulted in both the Children’s Health Insurance and Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting programs (CHIP and MIECHV) to lapse. [1,2] *Sign … Continued

Put Children and Families First—Not Tax Cuts: Sign the Petition

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/): I know we have one thing in common: we both want children to be a priority when it comes to federal, state, and local policies. Unfortunately, some recent Trump administration actions don’t … Continued

Tell Congress to Support Child Care for Working Families Now

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): “I’m frustrated that our childcare costs more than our rent AND our car payments COMBINED.”– Christina Each day at MomsRising we hear from people like Christina who are struggling to find high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities, … Continued

Security and Stability: The Importance of Paid Leave

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/09/08/security-stability-importance-paid-leave/#.WbaVCrKGMdU By David Elliot September 8, 2017 In 1992, Lauren and her husband Steve, of Mercerville, New Jersey, welcomed their daughter Stephanie to the family.  They didn’t know it at the time, but they would become the textbook argument … Continued

Speak Up to Support Vulnerable Families

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): In less than 60 days, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program will expire if Congress doesn’t act to extend this vital program. MIECHV provides funding for states to develop and … Continued

Support Nursing Mothers Who Need a Place to Pump

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Airplane bathrooms. Parked cars. Utility closets. In a cubicle with absolutely no privacy. These are just some of the places that breastfeeding moms have had to pump breastmilk because they didn’t have access to anything better. … Continued