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The Working Families Flexibility Act Is Harmful Consider opposing our national  “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1180 / S. 801). This act allows for an agreement between workers and their employers to choose paid time off, instead of overtime pay as compensation for working more than 40 hours in a week. However employers can veto employees’ requests to use accrued comp time when they feel the employee’s absence will “unduly disrupt” the employer’s business. This includes urgent requests such as caring read more…

Posted: April 27, 2017 in: Action Alerts, General

Please contact your legislators locally before April 23rd. Congress is recessed from April 8th to April 23. Phone or email him/her, or send a post card locally. Attend a local meeting with your legislator, if possible. Half of our families earn the median income or less (about $50,000 annually). This is not enough to pay for basic needs. The President’s budget subsidizes childcare for those with high salaries, but leaves those struggling financially with no support.  Also,the republicans talk of read more…

Posted: April 12, 2017 in: Child Hunger, Child Poverty, Preschool

“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”, said Frederick Douglas more than 150 years ago. Today he would add women. He would know that children are born with millions of disconnected brain cells and that most cells connect in the first five years of life. These connections don’t just happen. The full attention of parents, teachers, and caretakers is required so the infant can become a strong child who can cope with kindergarten and beyond. U.S. read more…

Posted: March 29, 2017 in: Child Poverty, Health Insurance, Preschool

Tell our congress, “don’t cut access to health care for all by shifting the burden of providing Medicaid health care for the poor back to the states”. This is not a viable option.You can sign a letter to congress from Mom’s Rising  here: Or you can ask that a post card be sent to your Senator by clicking here. At present the costs of the Medicaid program are shared between the federal government and the states. The amount of funding a read more…

Posted: March 21, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Health Insurance

The government is a lousy parent. Pro-life Republicans have enacted laws restricting birth control and abortion. Pro-life folks believe that the fetus and its beginnings are sacred. Their concern stops there. They do not care about nurturing a baby, a toddler or raising a child. Many believe that the fetus is sacred, but the baby is born for a life sin and suffering.   This allows the republicans in certain states to legislate when birth should occur and to cut read more…

When does life begin? Some Christians believe that life begins at conception. The fertilized egg, fetus and unborn baby are sacred. They are against family planning and universal access to birth control. At birth, they believe, the newborn is a sinner. They don’t much care about the health and nurture of the newborn baby. In Bali some of the Hindu faith believe that newborns are too sacred touch the sinful ground. They believe that the soul is “stuck” to the read more…

Posted: February 23, 2017 in: Action Alerts, General

The Republicans are on the way to making “America Great Again”.  Is this a plan to make America even more beneficial to wealthy white men? Many extremely rich white American men are being appointed to high positions in our government. Some of them espouse white supremacy. They show no empathy for those who are not wealthy. What a contrast to President Lincoln who brought people with different ideologies together to govern for the benefit of all citizens.   During the read more…

Posted: February 10, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Health Insurance

Repealing CHIP and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a Medicaid block grant will ration health care, and limit those covered. Nearly 30 million will lose CHIP and Medicaid health insurance. CHIP covers around 8 million children. Expanded Medicaid covers 20 million more people. Tell your federal legislator “Do not change Medicaid into a block grant. Health insurance for all really matters.” Stay in close touch with your Congresswo(men).   Enter 520-200-2223 on your cell and receive your Congressswo(men’s)phone numbers. Here is read more…

Posted: February 7, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Health Insurance

Healthcare coverage may change for those dependent on Medicaid and Medicare. In addition, those with pre-existing conditions are at risk of losing their insurance. Tom Price, President Trump’s  appointee for Secretary of Health and Human services does not promise affordable health care for all. He does not promise continued support Medicaid and Medicare for all who are presently insured. Promise The Children urges you to phone your senator and ask him/her to vote against Tom Price for Secretary of Health read more…

Posted: January 31, 2017 in: Uncategorized

Phone your Senator today, Jan.10th and tell her or him whether or not to vote  approval for Mrs. DeVos. To find your Senator’s phone number, call the White House switchboard at 202-225–3121. Here are questions for you to consider: How are for profit and not-for-profit charters held accountable? How are charters issued? Who are the operators of charter schools? How is their mission defined? Do for-profit Charters operate under the directions of a Board of Directors? Is the administration of the school read more…

Posted: January 26, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Literacy


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