Front and Center: “Magnolia Mother’s Trust Was So Important in Getting Me Through Those Months Last Year,” Says Guaranteed Income Alumna and Mother

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“I haven’t had work since the shutdown, that was March 17 of 2020 here. I have been looking for work, and all I want is just a good-paying job. The money from Magnolia Mother’s Trust was so important in getting me through those months last year.”

From Texas to D.C.: A Legislator—and Her Child—Fight for Voting Rights

Over 50 Texas Democrats have left the state en masse to prevent a quorum in the House and to freeze extreme election bills from advancing through the chambers. One of those “fugitive” Democrats is Texas state Representative Erin Zwiener (D)—a mother to a 3-year-old daughter named Lark. Due to very real child care constraints, Zwiener faced an impossible choice: Do I flee the state with or without my child?

Zwiener joined Ms. to discuss how these drastic measures relate to Texas Democrats’ overall strategy, and how their quick exit affected her as a wife, parent and legislator.

Front and Center: Guaranteed Income Is Helping Chephirah Cover Her Bills, Plan Her Future and Finally Feel Hope

Front and Center highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“The dinner and a trip down to New Orleans were the two things she asked for for her birthday, and I was able to do both because of that help of the Magnolia Mother’s Trust and my family. It’s been a long, long time since we had a little vacation.”

American Families Plan Prioritizing Women and Workers Meets Resistance from GOP—Despite Bipartisan Support

The American Families Plan (AFP), introduced by President Biden on April 28, seeks to provide aid to American families, reduce child poverty, invest in teachers and education, ensure comprehensive paid family leave and subsidize child care. Despite the fact that 60 percent of U.S. voters support the AFP, so far, the plan has been met with resistance from Republican lawmakers.