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Former Community Change Taconic Distinguished Fellow Sophia Bracy Harris Embarks on a New Journey with her Soon-to-be Published Memoir

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Families are hurting, pass a second stimulus bill now

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We Need a Permanent Expanded CTC for Our Children’s Futures

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Like many parents, the pandemic brought so much uncertainty into my family’s life. As a wife and mother of two young children, there was no amount of planning that could […]

Former Community Change Taconic Distinguished Fellow Sophia Bracy Harris Embarks on a New Journey with her Soon-to-be Published Memoir

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If you asked 10-year-old Sophia Bracy Harris what she wanted to be when she grew up, I might have told you that I wasn’t sure that I’d even get the […]

As a mother of four, the stimulus checks came right on time

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A week or so before Mother’s Day, President Biden unveiled a sweeping 1.8 trillion plan to expand educational opportunities and child care for families, funded in part by the largest […]

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Inauguration 2021 Calls Us to Keep Organizing

This is a moment of celebration, hope, and history — and this milestone was made possible by the millions of people of color, especially Black & immigrant voters, who helped get them there.

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