The Republicans in Congress have released a tax plan that is purely a sleight of hand, claiming support for working families, parents, and individuals across the country while they undermine policies that enable families to grow and prosper. Their plan, in an effort to achieve “simplification,” disguises a small package of new credits, a modest Read more about The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Fails American Families[…]
I have never been involved in politics at all but this past election cycle changed that. In part because I decided to take my head out of the sand and pay attention to what was going on around me and in part because the two most important humans in my life will directly be effected by the decisions of this administration. [Read more…]
I am lucky enough to have been brought up in a Liberal household, despite the fact that everyone outside my immediate family are all conservatives (some leaning towards this new alt-right movement) and despite the fact that I live in the very red state of Kentucky. [Read more…]
President Trump has just announced that all transgender citizens are now banned from military service. That means that an estimated 6,000 patriots that are honorably serving our nation are being kicked out of their jobs. [Read more…]
Caitlin Wheeler is a founding member of Raising Our Future. I am a public school parent. I attended private schools in my wealthy hometown in my wealthy state because the public schools in my town had a terrible reputation, and my parents, who weren’t exactly wealthy themselves, made sacrifices to send me to private school Read more about Public Schools Are Vital[…]
Jaime Heidenreich is a founding member of Raising Our Future Right around the time of the presidential election in 2016, I was lucky to find myself in a group of politically progressive and passionate parents. Their hope for the future inspired me and got me through the months after the election. Then, we decided to Read more about The Importance of Fair Pay[…]
And then, when I was 32 weeks pregnant, reality slapped me in the face, as it tends to do when someone is as far off base as I was. I left my regular prenatal checkup where everything checked out completely normal as it had from the beginning, went home and had a completely normal evening, and woke up in the middle of the night soaking wet – my water broke.