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Hunger Free Schools
February 25, 2015
Advocates for Children and Youth identifies opportunities to improve the health and well-being of Maryland’s young people. Senate Bill 334– The Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2015 is just such an opportunity. The Community Eligibility Provision allows high-poverty schools to offer school meals to all students at no charge, thereby creating Hunger-Free Schools. Community eligibility increases access to healthy school meals, improves learning and reduces food insecurity. The Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2015 will enable more schools to implement community eligibility without fear of losing State Compensatory Education funding.

Update:
April 9, 2015
The bill is currently awaiting signature on the Governor’s Desk

 

Women’s Economic Agenda
March 6, 2015

WorkingFamilies.org launched the Women’s Economic Agenda (WEA) which introduced three important pieces of legislation aimed at giving women and their families a fair shot at achieving economic security and success.

The bills in the WEA package are Fair Scheduling (HB 969/SB 688), Right to Rest (HB 1027) and Women’s Pay Equity (HB 1051/SB 424).

To read Advocates for Children and Youth’s testimony, click on the corresponding link :
Fair Scheduling
Right to Rest
Women’s Pay Equity