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Children of Immigrants at Risk Under Trump’s Proposed Lunch Ban

Social workers around the country are reporting that immigrant families are withdrawing from services like SNAP and Medicaid for fear of being deported. It’s a result of the draft “Lunch Ban” executive order in which Donald Trump calls authorized immigrants a drain on the economy and wants to cut off benefits like school lunches, college financial aid and public health …

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Don’t Let Kids Go Hungry — Oppose the School Lunch Ban

Sign Petition on Messenger  Sign Petition on the Web When my parents fled from communist Cuba to the US in the 90s, they depended on food stamps and free school lunch to feed my brother and me. Now as a parent myself, I can’t imagine having to decide between putting food on the table and staying in my home. It’s an …

We Delivered 600,000 Save PBS Kids Petitions to Congress

On Tuesday, we delivered your Save PBS Kids petition—with 660,000 signatures!—to the Senate, accompanied by kids, parents, and The Cat in the Hat. It made quite a splash! It was a powerful moment, and we were so happy to be there with our ParentsTogether community and our partners, MoveOn, AVAAZ, Free Press Action Fund, and the Creative Majority PAC. Parents and kids shared …

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Save PBS Kids!

As a parent, I’m thoughtful about my kids’ screen time. But when they do watch, there’s nothing they like more than PBS Kids. Dinosaur Train, Thomas & Friends, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Plum Landing – my kids argue fiercely over which one to watch, and love them all. And I love how much my kids learn — it’s obvious …

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Women’s March on Washington: Sign Up for Text Alerts

To quote from President Obama’s farewell speech, “I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.” Are you going to the Women’s March in DC on January 21 with your kids? Sign up for text alerts with important march info for parents.   By clicking Sign Up and providing your mobile …

10 Tips for Marching (Safely and Successfully) With Your Kids!

Many of us are planning to take our kids to one of the hundreds of Women’s Marches happening around the country on January 21st. Here’s how to make it great: Talk together about why you’re marching. Books can also help spark conversation on themes of the march–see the great suggestions here. Make signs together. It gets kids invested and they …

Parent Perspectives: Talking With Your Kids about the Election Results

For many parents, our kids were the prism through which we viewed this election and why we cared so much about what happened. While some families are relieved or excited by the election results, many are devastated and feel personally threatened by the outcome. Here at ParentsTogether Action, our goal is to support parents every day with timely, meaningful resources. …