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Christmas is supposed to be about the beautiful birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem that inspires us to be generous, loving and forgiving. Jesus was born a refugee whose parents fled from Nazareth because the Roman King Herod threatened to kill all male newborns in the city. In an attempt to keep their family safe from harm, Joseph, Mary and Jesus fled to Bethlehem where they found refuge. Fortunately their family didn’t suffer the separation and detentions that are plaguing read more…

Many states across the U.S. currently have very flexible laws and minimal enforcement for gun licensing. Licensing laws are a simple way to make sure guns are purchased and used by responsible Americans, however the federal government—and too many states—have yet to put many of these smart gun laws in place. Gun licensing has been proven to reduce gun violence and trafficking, and it remains a necessary component to crafting comprehensive, effective gun laws. Another way to save lives is read more…

Posted: December 5, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Curb Gun Violence

Why is the right to life trumped by the right to bear arms? Those believing in life should consider joining the following organizations. Their 501(c)(4) designations allow them to lobby for stronger control on ammunition and guns. Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence: Today former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords is working to change our culture of accepting gun violence. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: The Brady Campaign focuses on strengthening gun control laws and finding sensible solutions to end gun violence. Coalition to Stop read more…

Posted: September 18, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Curb Gun Violence

Promise the Children is partnering with The Real Program of Lynn to help enable their free children’s literacy program to thrive and flourish! If you’re interested in supporting these efforts, please consider donating to The REAL Program via the Promise the Children website or by purchasing raffle tickets—where you’ll also be given a chance to win prizes! Join Promise the Children in supporting The REAL Program!  Donate Online: Promise the Children PayPal Donation Purchase Raffle Tickets: If you’re interested in purchasing raffle tickets, email rkr@promisethechildrenuu.org and let us read more…

Posted: September 10, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Literacy

Children are back in school, and many parents are scared. (Note: This article is about the variation in funding for public schools; our next article will discuss the fear of gun violence.) Parents are afraid for their children who attend poorly maintained schools and learn in underfunded classrooms. Oftentimes there are leaks from ceilings and windows, overcrowding in rooms and hallways, severely limited school supplies and a whole host of additional challenges. Many public school children are not getting the read more…

With summer just around the corner, many children happily anticipate the end of the school year. However, the end of the school year can cause serious problems for lower income children. Schools often provide free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch to children in need. Without schools providing essential meals, children are at risk of going hungry. Despite the three-month break from school, children can still receive meals through programs hosted by organizations and local outreach programs. The YMCA has read more…

Two major crises in the United States—new immigration policies and the opioid epidemic—are causing children to suffer incredible hardship as they are forcibly separated from, or tragically lose, a parent at alarming rates. Families Separated by the Trump Administration Since the enactment of the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy for illegal border crossings, the number of immigrant children separated from their parents and placed in U.S. Government custody increased by an alarming 21% in a little over a month. At read more…

Posted: June 6, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Immigration

It’s time to save our children from the threat of being shot in or out of school. Join the following organizations today. With their 501c(4) designation, they lobby effectively for stronger federal and statewide gun laws. Gabby Giffords, who believes we must change our culture of accepting gun violence. The Brady Campaign, which focuses on strengthening gun control laws. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which is an umbrella group of 48 religious, social and political organizations organizing by state to stop domestic read more…

Posted: May 27, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Curb Gun Violence

On any given evening, nearly 554,000 Americans are homeless. This figure includes individuals, families and youth across all parts of the United States. It includes men, women and children of all backgrounds and walks of life. You may know some people who experience or are at risk of homelessness.. The current Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson recently proposed raising rent for low-income Americans that receive federal housing subsidies. These far-reaching changes would triple rent for the poorest read more…

Posted: May 24, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Uncategorized

The refundable taxes paid by the Additional Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit are essential for our nation’s working parents earning low wages.  All of our parents must be able to pay for the healthy start that our children need. Huge subsidies exist for large businesses, yet many of these businesses pay salaries that are not a living wage. This is why refundable taxes are essential. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was enacted in 1997 with bipartisan support. This read more…

Posted: May 22, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Childcare


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