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Share Your Story: The Flip Side of the Coin

How have domestic programs helped you or someone you know? Why is it important to you that Congress protect these programs?

  • Head Start makes it possible for me to go to work, knowing that my daughter is cared for, safe and getting a jump start on her education.
  • Without unemployment insurance, my family and I would never have been able to make our rent payment when I lost my job.
  • I worked for 30 years, and Social Security has helped me stay afloat in retirement, without leaning too hard on my children for support.
  • Medicaid and Medicare together provide my aging mother with the range of care she needs, including her long term care services.

Irresponsible spending cuts are threatening domestic programs that support low-income people like Social Security, Medicaid, Head Start, child care assistance, family planning, Pell Grants, housing assistance, maternal and child health care, Medicare, and unemployment insurance, and more. We know that cuts to these programs will have an extraordinarily harmful effect on women and families across the country. It's a price we can't afford to pay.

Hedge fund managers and CEOs with corporate jets are one side of the coin. The rest of us are the Flip Side of the Coin.

Please share with us how domestic programs have helped you and your family.

Please note: The views expressed in the stories below are those of the authors themselves and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the National Women's Law Center. All statements of fact in these stories have been provided by the individual authors, and the National Women's Law Center cannot and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Center will compile the stories and may use them, in whole or in part, in our advocacy efforts.

Your Stories

Julian Seal

oklahoma, USA,

Almighty Supreme with my husband,i gave birth to a Baby Girl.My Name is Julian Seal am from USA,I want to testify of what a spell caster did for me and my hubby.we have been married since 2011 without a sign of pregnancy or conceiving.I went off birth control then and did not have a period.my gyro gave me progesterone to jump-start a period and it did.,but i did not have another one.we did another round of progesterone followed by 100mg clomid for 5 months,we followed all doctors instructions but all to no avail.I have been buying ovulation kits pregnancy test AND i finally got 3 test when i was ovulating! So ever since that we been trying for years now! Well i was very confused because i keep taking test AND they all keep turning out to b negative! I really want a baby girl while my hubby want a baby boy LOLL! I think maybe we are just trying to hard, What i can tell you is that its been so many years now and i still yet do not have my period??nobody to help because every body around us was already at the verge of losing their faith on us.no were to run to until one faithful day i was reading a magazine and i stumble on a page were i found topic or a head line {A SPELL CASTER} who can heal someone from HIV AND AIDS,bring back your EX,enlarge your breast,help you win a VISA LOTTERY,losing your WEIGHT and also give you the fruit of the womb,I gave him a try and before i could no it Almighty Supreme rescue me from my problem by casting a spell for me and told me to go and make love with my hubby,then nine months after the spell and making love with my husband i delivered a Baby GIRL who is now 1 year old at first i shed tears for joy.This spell caster name is Almighty Supreme so many people have witness his wonderful work..He is nice, contact him on email:Almightysupreme1@gmail.com if you are in any predicament Thanks so very much!!

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Shelley Herrick

Magalia, CA, Chief Financial Officer

I raised 3 kids as a single mother for ten years.  My career was seriously impacted by bearing and raising 3 children but I made sacrifices and succeeded.    During that time I watched men making way more money than I did and it made me very angry.   Because I was raising 3 children I could not afford to put any money into a 401K or an IRA.   Now I am living on social security disability with medical issues.   There was no pension for me in the business world.  Women pay a high price in retirement because, quite simply, they are women.   We spend our life making sacrifices, and when retired, we see the men bringing in far more money than the women.   Our sacrifice continues until the day we die.   To dare to lower social security for women will only unlock the anger of women everywhere.   We are already retired with less money.   And we will live longer.   And we have less pensions, less savings, less of everything financial.  We are struggling.

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Julian Seal

oklahoma, oklahoma,

Almighty Supreme with my husband i delivered a Baby girl..."My Name is Julian Seal am from USA,I want to testify of what a spell caster did for me and my hubby.we have been married since 2011 without a sign of pregnancy or conceiving.I went off birth control then and did not have a period.my gyro gave me progesterone to jump-start a period and it did.,but i did not have another one.we did another round of progesterone followed by 100mg clomid for 5 months,we followed all doctors instructions but all to no avail.I have been buying ovulation kits pregnancy test AND i finally got 3 test when i was ovulating! So ever since that we been trying for years now! Well i was very confused because i keep taking test AND they all keep turning out to b negative! I really want a baby girl while my hubby want a baby boy LOLL! I think maybe we are just trying to hard, What i can tell you is that its been so many years now and i still yet do not have my period??nobody to help because every body around us was already at the verge of losing their faith on us.no were to run to until one faithful day i was reading a magazine and i stumble on a page were i found topic or a head line {A SPELL CASTER} who can heal someone from HIV AND AIDS,bring back your EX,enlarge your breast,help you win a VISA LOTTERY,losing your WEIGHT and also give you the fruit of the womb,I gave him a try and before i could no it Almighty Supreme rescue me from my problem by casting a spell for me and told me to go and make love with my hubby,then nine months after the spell and making love with my husband i delivered a Baby GIRL who is now 1 year old at first i shed tears for joy.This spell caster name is Almighty Supreme so many people have witness his wonderful work..He is nice, contact him on email:Almightysupreme1@gmail.com if you are in any predicament Thanks so very much!!

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borg

, new york, other

Terry;My mouth is full of testimonies, my wife left home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this guy and she was bewitch by the guy my wife refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a comment on the internet about a powerful spell caster called DR OJUGO and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my wife back to me and he ask me not to worry about anything that the gods we fight for me.. he told me by mid-nightwhen all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my wife back to me. and he did, in less than 48hours my wife came back to me and started crying that i should forgive her, AM so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my wife. here is the email address if you need his help :ojugospellcaster@gmail.com

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