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ParentsTogether Survey Reveals Remote Learning is Failing Our Most Vulnerable Students

As schools prepare for distance learning to continue in some form, Congress must provide resources to prevent low-income students and students with learning challenges from falling further behind New York, NY – ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led organization with over 2 million members, has released the results of a survey of more than 1,500 families around the country regarding the …

Past Due Notices and Bills

ParentsTogether Survey: Half of Families Already Can’t Afford Basic Necessities

New York, NY — As millions of families struggle to pay their bills as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a new ParentsTogether survey found that nearly half of families have already lost income and that the majority of families won’t be able to pay their rent/mortgage bills this month without cutting back on other basics like food. 403,525 people …

400,000 Call on Congress to Freeze Rent/Mortgage/Utility Payments for American Families

ParentsTogether survey indicates half of families already can’t afford basic necessities New York, NY — As millions of families struggle to pay their bills as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, 403,525 people have signed a petition created by ParentsTogether Action calling on Congress to suspend rent, mortgage, and utility payments, and order a full moratorium on evictions/foreclosures. ParentsTogether Action, …

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Parent Survey: For Many Families, the Economic Crisis is Already Here

ParentsTogether has refocused our team on supporting parents through the Coronavirus crisis. On March 18, we surveyed a random sample of our two-million-family community to find out how families are coping with the pandemic. 1,488 parents with children under 18 responded to our survey by Facebook Messenger. Here’s what they told us. Toplines: Families Are Close to the Edge Families …

Let’s Make Voting a Family Affair With #FamilyVote

At ParentsTogether we’re crazy about making voting a family affair. Kids who grow up watching their parents vote turn into adults who vote, too. There’s tons of research that says lifelong voting habits are formed in childhood and adolescence. But taking kids to the polls isn’t just about creating future voters. When you take your kids to vote, you’re modeling …

More Than 21,000 Have Signed Petition To Renew CHIP

More than 21,000 parents have signed ParentsTogether Action’s petition asking Congress to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) now! The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides insurance to nine million children whose families earn too much for Medicaid, but do not receive insurance through their employers. On September 30, 2017, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) …

Parents: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Republican Health Care Bill

Nothing matters more to me than my kids’ health. So I’ve been digging into how the Republicans’ new health care bill (the one that was kept secret until last Thursday) will affect families like mine. Short answer: yikes. Here are five big changes all families need to know about: 1. Maternity Care Giving birth could get a lot more expensive. …

One Gift Dads Could Really Use For Father’s Day

Ever notice that Father’s Day is never celebrated with quite the same fanfare as Mother’s Day? It didn’t even become an official holiday until a whopping 58 years after Mother’s Day was established. Just one of many ways that, in our society, men aren’t expected to be full partners in parenting. One gift that could help level the playing field? …