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The Change That Should Be

Welcome 2017! Yesterday, the Iowa Legislature convened for the 87th General Assembly and today, Governor Branstad gave his last Condition of the State address. In less than two weeks, President-Elect Trump will be sworn in to office. It feels like we are on the fast track. Hold on for the ride! Since the election, Every […]

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Bill Proposes Grandparents Get a Say in Guardianship Cases

By Hannah McCarthy for New Hampshire Public Radio A new bill proposing that grandparents play a bigger role in guardianship cases involving their grandchildren had its first hearing at the State House Tuesday. Lawmakers were surprised by how few people showed up to testify on a bill that would allow grandparents a say in guardianship […]

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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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    Why I support the FAMILY Act

    As an expectant mother and a child advocate, I am all too aware of the urgent need for paid family and medical leave. That is why I am so excited to share that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro reintroduced the FAMILY Act yesterday in Congress. The FAMILY Act is what America’s working families […]

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    Share your health care story!

    Americans are learning that they hold the key to protecting their health care. It’s called democracy. After Congress took the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement—which would leave more than 4 million children without insurance—public resistance has forced them to pause. That means there’s time for more personal stories to […]

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    More than 1300 groups tell Congress and Trump: Don’t take America backwards. Reject efforts to cut and strait-jacket human needs programs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            CONTACT:  David Elliot, delliot@chn.org More than 1,300 groups, representing millions of people of faith, service providers, and human needs advocates nationwide, today delivered a warning to Congress and to President Trump: don’t harm low-income and other vulnerable people and don’t harm the economy by slashing basic safety-net programs such as Medicaid, SNAP […]

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    Granite State Rumblings

    Last week we took a broad look at what repeal of the Affordable Care Act could mean for Medicaid and CHIP. This week let’s dig a little further into what the repeal would mean to children. Repeal of the ACA would have particularly dire consequences for the 4.4 million children who would become uninsured. Health […]

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    Thousands turn out for New Hampshire Women’s Day of Action & Unity in Concord

    Concord, NH– More than 5,000 men and women from across New Hampshire converged in Concord today to be a part of the New Hampshire Women’s Day of Action & Unity. They rallied in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington DC and with more than 100 Women’s Marches across America. Those in attendance stood together to listen […]

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