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Fired up and ready to go. But can the left keep it going?

Energized by Trump, thousands of groups have sprouted across the country The Washington Post  |  3 May 2017  |  BY SANDHYA SOMASHEKHAR IN VIRGINIA BEACH The room was full of strangers, but they had a common purpose. The retired pastors who cut their teeth on the civil rights movement. The sociology professor from a local […]

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Prevent Lead Poisoning

Please call your State Representatives and ask them to vote YES on SB 247 – Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning – on Thursday. Here’s what to say: NH’s screening rates are far too low, meaning that many kids with lead poisoning are falling through the cracks and not receiving the protections they need. SB 247 will help […]

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Mainely Kids

Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Maine Thousands of Mainers have gained coverage, and hundreds of thousands more have had their coverage substantially improved. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans over the last six years. […]

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Take a stand for families

“I can’t believe how much child care costs.” Chances are, you’ve heard this from a parent, or said it yourself. Early care and education are critical for a child’s developing brain. Reliable, flexible child care options are essential for working parents trying to make ends meet. But they are out of reach for too many […]

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every child matters blogroll

  • Budget Proposal Would Eliminate Program Protecting Children

    Lost in coverage of the Trump Administration’s budget proposal is its elimination of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) which provides necessary assistance to maltreated and foster children as well as low-income families seeking economic self-sufficiency. The recent release of Trump’s budget proposal produced major backlash from child advocates, as it slashes crucial programs millions […]

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  • Tell Rep. Young to Protect our Care

    Congress is moving again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House GOP has modified its earlier repeal bill and is expected to vote on health care again this week. The bill aims to win more support from a wider range of Congressional members, to the detriment of our children and families. Iowa’s 3rd District […]

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  • Thunderclap: We NEED affordable child care!

    On Tuesday, April 25th, advocates from across the country will be rallying at the Capitol to make high-quality, affordable child care a national priority. Raise your voice with us by signing up for our Thunderclap. What is a thunderclap? It’s a tool that lets us send lots of tweets/Facebook posts at the exact moment that […]

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  • Have you heard about the new Community Solutions Fund?

    The Community Solutions Fund for Healthy Child Development was supported by the Minnesota Voice Coalition and Every Child Matters in Minnesota to address racial disparities in our state. The fund will be overseen by a Community Solutions Advisory Council made up of community leaders and childhood experts. They will provide outreach, technical assistance, and development […]

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  • Get to know MFIP

    The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is the Minnesota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. MFIP decreases financial barriers for over 35,000 working families in Minnesota by providing a number of benefits including food and income support. Some highlights of the program include: Working with a job counselor to create an employment plan Support […]

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