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Private Prison Companies Openly Boast About Soaring Profits From Locking Up Children and Mothers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prisons, incarceration, greed, injustice, women, children, families )

Freya
- 132 days ago - alternet.org
GEO Group and CCA are making a windfall from the rise of controversial family detention centers.
2.7 Million Kids Have Parents in Prison. TheyâEUR(TM)re Losing Their Right to Visit.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: challenges, child development, children, correctionc, criminal justice, Education, families, parents, politics, prison visitation, prisons, Sesame Street )

Joanne
- 295 days ago - politicsplus.org
The few states which allowed for occasional extended visits by families are gradually abolishing them. This has a negative effect on child development, and with it, everyone's future.
Support Fair Pay in Our Lifetime! ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, ethics, politics, women, families, pay, equality )

Beverly
- 338 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Tell your senators to support the Paycheck Fairness Act now.
No Shame In Using The Safety Net, Americans Say
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, welfare, welfare recipients, SNAP, safety net, children, families, ethics, politics, government, news, freedoms, lies, republicans, democrats, dishonesty, corruption )

Carrie
- 479 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Just 14 percent of survey respondents said they thought people should feel ashamed for using welfare, while 62 percent said people shouldn't feel ashamed. Republicans were more likely to favor shame than Democrats, 20 percent to 9 percent.
Obama Just Quietly Sent His Chief Of Staff To Count Homeless People In San Francisco
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Denis McDonough, San Francisco, Americans, homelessness, families, sadness, government, HUD, news )

Carrie
- 597 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
It's not every day a top-ranking White House official gets hands-on in a local operation -- especially with very few cameras around. But last Thursday evening, Denis McDonough did just that.
New 5-Year Farm Bill Would Cut Subsidies While Slashing Food Stamps Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Farm Bill, Farm Subsidies, SNAP, Americans, families, hunger, poverty, ethics, government, politics )

Carrie
- 970 days ago - rawstory.com
The mammoth measure, which took some two years to hash out and endured a collapse of negotiations in 2013, could now be voted on as early as Wednesday in the House of Representatives, the chamber's Republican leaders said.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Budget Conference Committee to Protect Kids and Families in the Budget
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget cuts, sequestration, children, families, politics, congress, usa, news )

Cal
- 1051 days ago - action.momsrising.org
Protect children and families in the budget, end the harmful automatic spending cuts of the sequester, and get America back on track to create ladders of opportunities for all!
Panera Bread CEO on Living on $4.50 a Day: 'Food Dominates My Life' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hardball, Chris Matthews, Ron Shaich, Americans, SNAP, congress, ethics, hunger, families, children, economy, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, government, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 1099 days ago - rawstory.com
Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich shared his experience living on the equivalent of the federal "food stamps" program with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Thursday, following House Republicans' move to slash it.
House Votes To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, SNAP, congress, ethics, hunger, families, children, economy, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, government, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 1100 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The House of Representatives on Thursday approved sweeping reforms to the nation's food stamp program that would cut some $40 billion in nutrition aid over 10 years and deny benefits to millions starting in 2014.
Under Republican Plan, 3.8 Million Would Lose Food Stamps in 2014 - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP/TP, SNAP, Americans, economy, poverty, hunger, families, children, ethics, congress, corruption, government, politics, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 1101 days ago - dailykos.com
According to the CBO, 1.7 million people would be forced off the rolls in the coming year if the state waivers are repealed as proposed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). Another 2.1 million would be dropped in 2014 as a result of the tighter...
TAKE ACTION: TELL CONGRESS: REJECT THE WORKING FAMILIES FLEXIBILITY ACT
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, government, politics, WOMEN, families )

Beverly
- 1235 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Can you sign the petition demanding that Congress to reject Cantor's more-work-for-less-pay bill and pass real benefits for women and families?
Veteran's Administration: It's Criminal to Make Vets Wait Years for Benefits -PLEASE SIGN!!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, americans, government, troops, vets, benefits, fought4ourCounrty, died4us, families )

Julie
- 1268 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The number of U.S. veterans still unable to claim their hard-earned benefits after a year of filing has raised from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 in 2012 -- a 2000% increase in three years. Almost a million veterans are on hold for their benefits
Honor InterNational Women Day By Speaking Up
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, Sequester, budget cuts, economic security of women, families, national economy, hardship )

Dandelion
- 1296 days ago - action.momsrising.org
Congress has chosen to do nothing to stop across-the-board spending cuts that threaten the health and economic security of women, our families, and our national economy. Please sign Petition.
Soldiers Angels
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Soldiers Angels, non profit, volunteer, aid, soldiers, army, marines, navy, coast guard, air force, veterans, families )

Dandelion
- 1320 days ago - soldiersangels.org
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families.
Tell the House of Representatives to Support Title X ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Title X.House of Representatives, human rights, birth control, women, families, population, ethics, republicans )

Nancy
- 1552 days ago - capwiz.com
Last year the House voted to eliminate funding for Title X, defunded Planned Parenthood, and cut funding for teen pregnancy prevention initiatives. We can't let that happen again this year.
 

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