Statement on the Reintroduction of the FAMILY Act

This afternoon, Representative DeLauro and Senator Gillibrand, along with nearly 200 of their Congressional colleagues, reintroduced the FAMILY Act – legislation that would provide comprehensive paid family and medical leave to all workers in the U.S. While just the first step, we applaud these policymakers for standing up for the health and economic security of … Continued

1,000 Days & Partners Submit Joint Statements to WHO Executive Board

The 144th session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board takes place this week (24 January – 1 February 2019) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board provides direction and input on the World Health Organization’s priorities related to a broad range of health concerns. At this week’s meeting, the Executive Board is set to review the … Continued

Agreement Reached to End Government Shutdown…until February 15

This afternoon, President Trump announced that he and Congressional leaders had reached an  agreement to temporarily end the government shutdown and re-open the federal agencies closed since December 22nd.  The deal, which expires on February 15th, would end the longest shutdown in our nation’s history and ensure that critical services for millions of Americans resume. … Continued

The Time for Paid Leave is Now

Becoming a new parent is incredible. It also requires time – time to recover from childbirth, time to establish feeding and sleeping patterns, time to visit the doctor…this list goes on and on. Yet, today too many parents in America can’t take the time they need to care for and bond with their newborn – … Continued

Kisha Parks

Kisha Parks is the Senior Finance and Operations Manager at 1,000 Days. In this capacity, she manages business operations for the organization. Kisha brings extensive expertise in organizational development and change management for social change enterprises, combining it with a passion for strengthening communities through empowering women. Prior to this, Kisha was the Director of … Continued

Karen Toledo

Karen is the Administrative and Development Assistant at 1,000 Days. In this role she is responsible for providing administrative and operational support for the organization’s executive director and staff. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Karen was a fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. During this fellowship, she gained experience by assisting … Continued

1,000 Days leads 22 organizations in urging Congress and President Trump to end the shutdown

As the partial government shutdown drags on, our country’s leaders still have not reached an agreement to reopen the government. This puts American families at risk of losing the critical nutrition assistance they need to thrive. Tens of millions of Americans rely on programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition … Continued

It’s Time to End the Government Shutdown

For nearly a week the U.S. government has been operating on a partial shutdown due to a breakdown in negotiations between President Trump and Congress. Unfortunately, political grandstanding has become all too common in Washington, DC at the expense of smart policy and effective governing. This is no way to run the country. Currently, several … Continued

Our Top 10 Wins for Moms and Babies in 2018

So much has happened this year, it can be easy to forget all that we’ve accomplished together. Before we jump into the New Year, let’s remind ourselves of some of the GIANT wins secured in 2018 for moms and their young children – both in the United States and around the world: We led the … Continued