Global Womens Strike in US
Recent News from GWS US
How long will the richest country in the world tolerate millions of our children in poverty? Urgent action needed to bring back extended CTC, which lifted millions of children out of poverty! The time is NOW to contact Congress because the reinstatement of the expanded Child Tax Credit is being debated as part of negotiations…
Press Release: Mothers and Other Family Caregivers From Across The US Tell Congress to Value Our Work
Congressional Briefing featuring Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-4), directly impacted family caregivers from across the country and policy experts, followed by Press Conference. October 24, 2023 9-10am Briefing, 10:30am Press Conference. Briefing: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2060, Washington DC. Breakfast served. Press conference: House Triangle, United States Capitol
Congressional Briefing and Press Conference, Caregiving is Work: Supporting mothers and other family caregivers through the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act (WRCR) and beyond
Please join us Tuesday in Washington DC! Also being live-streamed on Center for the Study of Social Policy Facebook page
“Take Away our Poverty not Our Children” * Give Us Back Our Children is a US-based national multiracial network of organizations, mothers, grandmothers and supporters demanding an end to forced and unjust separation of children from their mothers and other primary caregivers by the child welfare system. It includes Alexandria House, A New Way of…
Press conference and action outside Philadelphia Family Court: Take away our poverty, not our children – Implement recommendations on child separation
For Children’s Week for the Child Tax Credit, mothers, grandmothers and supporters from Philadelphia will be joined by others from Baltimore, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, England and Scotland who are suffering from the same abusive child welfare system. We are demanding the implementation of the Recommendations of the Philadelphia City Council Special Committee on Child Separation, starting with: Poverty is not neglect and must not be used as a reason for child removal; Get resources to mothers/caregivers – support, not separation; Open the family court
PRESS RELEASE: As new Child Tax Credit legislation is introduced in Congress, international networks gather in Philadelphia to demand an End of Mothers’/Caregivers’ Poverty.
This week new legislation making permanent the Child Tax Credit (CTC) was introduced into Congress (The American Family Act). The expanded refundable CTC which expired last year had cut the child poverty rate in the US almost in half. This and other measures to get cash directly into the hands of mothers and families will be the focus of a national and international gathering this weekend June 9-11, entitled End Women’s Poverty – A Guaranteed Care Income for All Caregivers of People & Planet. Childcare available.
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) has reintroduced the Worker Relief and Credit Reform (WRCR) Act (HR 1468) and we are encouraging that as many as possible support this important bill. The WRCR Act would redefine who is a worker to include those of us who are unpaid mothers/other unpaid family caregivers as well as low-income students in higher education – making both eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit for the first time. This is monumental – and urgently needed at this time when public benefits are under attack in Congress, including imposing further work requirements.
Exciting news – Rep Gwen Moore will be reintroducing the Worker Relief and Credit Reform (WRCR) Act this Thursday, March 9. Please ask your Representative to sign-on to the WRCR Act right away as an original co-sponsor. You can send a model letter directly to your reps at this link. The WRCR Act modernizes the…
The California Poor People’s Campaign and women’s organizations who are national partners of the Poor People’s Campaign including the Global Women’s Strike are hosting a nationwide online event for International Women’s Day, End Women’s Poverty – Invest in Caring Not Killing, to recognize the struggles and contributions of women to the economy, communities and movements for justice – and to demand cash and resources go to end women’s poverty, not war.
Please join us in signing the petition linked below and in other ways supporting this important initiative by Farmers for Climate Action and Regenerate America. The Global Women’s Strike and Payday will be joining the DC rally under the banner of “A Guaranteed Care Income for People and Planet”. The rally and march are on…