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When Breastfeeding Starts with Dollars and Sense

Posted August 1, 2015 by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

And we’re off with National Breastfeeding Month 2015! Where conversations about breastfeeding normally start with infant feeding choices, this year’s events begin with attention to a critical factor affecting that choice: paid family leave. Convention suggests that by providing parents with information about the benefits of breastfeeding, persuasive infographics comparing human milk and artificial formula, [...]

My remarks urging Attorney General Lynch to investigate the death of Sandra Bland

Posted July 30, 2015 by Nina Perez

My name is Nina Perez and I am here today on behalf of MomsRising and our million plus members to say that we are heartbroken that yet another mother has had to bury her child too soon. No mother should have to face that tragedy, or have to live in fear that their child will [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Medicaid at 50: Five Decades of Working for Kids

Posted July 30, 2015 by Judith Solomon

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Medicaid, the program that provides health coverage for low-income kids and families, as well as seniors and people with disabilities. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and the states and provides cost-efficient and effective coverage for its beneficiaries by paying hospitals, doctors and other health care providers [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due for New Policies

Posted July 28, 2015 by Rachel Roth

Why does my inbox have messages saying that Maine’s new law against shackling pregnant women is an “accidental win”? True, the governor of Maine let this and a number of other progressive bills become law without his signature, and then claimed to have vetoed them. But if activists hadn’t run such an effective campaign to [...]

Coca-Cola deal with Monster Energy bad for children

Posted July 28, 2015 by Tiffany Santos

A recent deal between Coca-Cola and Monster Energy reinforces some common challenges that parents face every day: How do we protect our children from companies that spend so much time coming up with new ways to sell things to our children? How do we keep our children healthy when billions are spent every year marketing [...]

Posted Under: environmental health Food!

What's up with the 'DARK Act'?

Posted July 27, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

There are two names for H.R. 1599: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. There’s no doubt in my mind which is the more accurate. The proposed law would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent families from getting more accurate [...]

MN at one end, MS at the other: See How Your State Ranks for Child Well-Being

Posted July 27, 2015 by Lecia Imbery

Five years ago, our country was in the midst of the Great Recession. At that time, 17 million children lived in low-income working families. Since the recession officially ended in 2009, our country has been slowly recovering. Many economic indicators, if not at pre-recession levels, are at least heading back in the right direction. However, [...]

#Radio: "We Do Not Live Single Issue Lives"

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kristin

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." -- Audre Lorde Great ‪#‎radio‬ conversation this week that covered multiple overlapping issues from making sure everyone gets the overtime pay they deserve to raising the minimum wage; from ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ and pay equity to childcare; from education, immigration and [...]

Posted Under: radio