Take Action!Last week I was driving my kids home from pre-school when I just had to turn up the radio. I was like, “Yes! They are singing my song!” But it wasn't Beyoncé's latest hit. It was a news story about how ridiculously long overdue paid family (maternity/paternity) leave is in the United States. Then I got mad. And [...]
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Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!
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Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids
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Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.
Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.
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It’s August, which means beach time, summer camp, cookouts, vacation, and… talking to your Congressperson?! It may not be the first thing you think of when you imagine how you’d like to spend the remaining lazy days of summer, but talking to your elected representatives should be at the top of your August “to-do” list. [...]
As we reflect on what’s needed to accelerate efforts in achieving equality, the time has come to build a stronger partnership between women and men; partnership that acknowledges and embraces our interdependence, and that builds on our mutual interests in achieving gender equality. Without strengthening our partnership across the gender divide, true equality will remain [...]
If you received a warning notice in the mail or know you have a data inconsistency with your original marketplace health insurance application, read the below blog post from healthcare.gov and get your paperwork in to the marketplace ASAP by September 5th! If you're having trouble submitting the paperwork on your own, call 1-800-318-2596 and let them know you have a “data [...]
This year as kids go back to school, school food will be getting even healthier. Smart Snacks went into effect July 1st, updating the national nutrition standards for vending, school stores, fundraisers, and a la carte in school cafeterias. Also, school lunches and breakfasts continue to get healthier, with stronger standards this fall for whole [...]
Growing up, my Mami stressed the importance of breakfast. She knew it fueled my day, giving me the energy I needed to pay attention in school. Today, research shows school breakfast participation has been linked to fewer occurrences of student hunger, decreased tardiness and absenteeism, as well as, improved focus and cognitive abilities. Children who [...]
Take Action! Please add your voice to the growing movement of parents who say enough is enough! Let's stand together for Leslie McSpadden, mother of Mike Brown, and all families seeking justice: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/BlackYouthMatter_JusticeMikeBrown/ Remember the summer of your high school graduation? Remember all of the excitement, hopes, and dreams for the future? Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown had dreams [...]
At the end of July, I was inundated with Facebook posts telling me about Wal-Mart’s Teacher Appreciation Week. How were teachers like me appreciated exactly? We could get an e-card for 10 percent back on “qualifying” purchases of supplies, basically a glorified gift card for the store. But let’s be clear: Teachers know that [...]