The House Education & Workforce Committee passed a highly partisan bill to reauthorize child nutrition programs, the so-called Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003). This bill has several troubling provisions that would limit the number of kids who are served by child nutrition programs, and would jeopardize the ability of schools to provide healthy meals for hungry kids.
The “Raise the Wage Act” was introduced in the House and the Senate to increase the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020. It would also index the minimum wage to the median wage and phase out the tipped-worker minimum wage (currently $2.13/hour). This is a bold step in the right direction for economic policy that strengthens workers and families.
Email your Senators and Representatives today and urge them to support family-friendly workplace policies, including paid leave and sick days. Right now, there are bills in both the House and Senate that only have support from Democrats. It is time for elected officials to work across the aisle and support family-friendly workplace policies.
The Faith Community has submitted an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in the case United States v. Texas, which will determine the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Sign our petition to be in solidarity with the faith community and immigrant communities experiencing family separation.