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Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House

Posted May 1, 2015 by Beth Messersmith

Why? Because North Carolina politicos think moms aren't paying attention Gun safety shenanigans in the NC State House North Carolinians agree that not everyone should be able to have a gun—not violent criminals, not domestic abusers, not the dangerously mentally ill. That’s why 90% of us want people to be screened through a background check before they [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

Trading Health for Small Conveniences?

Posted May 1, 2015 by Arlene Blum

“Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal” is how journalist Callie Lyons describes a highly fluorinated chemical called C8. When C8 was released into the air and water supply near processing plants in the mid-Ohio Valley, tens of thousands of people became seriously ill, with a range of health problems including cancer, liver malfunction, thyroid disruption, obesity, [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

The 10 Powerful Things We Learned From Baltimore Riots In Photos #BaltimoreRiots

Posted May 1, 2015 by Eva Smith

This blog post and accompanying photo collage originally appeared in Tech Life Magazine.  If you turned on the television and watched the evening news it appears that the entire community of Baltimore looks like a war zone. However, underneath all the Baltimore riots smoke, fires and unrest, there are people within the community who really [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Baltimore, An Opportunity for Healing

Posted May 1, 2015 by Carla Goldstein

    I have just travelled by train back and forth from New York to Washington D.C., passing through the Baltimore train station in each direction. Both times as I listened to the passenger doors opening and closing again, I looked out my window for the signs of social distress I knew was underway. I [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Join MomsRising in Ann Arbor for a Fun Meet-Up!

Posted May 1, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Join MomsRising in Ann Arbor, MI for food, fun and some fantastic conversation around local food issues impacting the health of our kids! When: Saturday, May 16th 2:30-4:30Where: Workantile-118 S. Main Street Ann Arbor, MIWho: YOU and moms from the Ann Arbor-area interested in healthy food issues. (Kids are welcome!) RSVP here: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/GFF_MeetUp_AnnArbor/?source=blog We will also be making healthy [...]

Posted Under: Food! momsrising near you

Pot Lucking Co-operatives and a Kale Salad Recipe

Posted April 30, 2015 by Ola Ronke

Recipe 10 years ago some friends and I got together and decided to start our own school. Thinking back on it, it now feels somewhat radical and surreal. It was bold, since none of us were actually professional educators at the time. We were just new parents who shared a passion and respect for progressive [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Boost our economy! Tell Congress to Raise the Wage!

Posted April 30, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Take Action! Rent. Groceries. Gas for the car. Asthma medicine for your son. New shoes for your ever-growing little girl. It all adds up. And there are only so many ways you can stretch $15,080—the amount a mom working full-time earning the federal minimum wage makes in a year. **This is why we need YOU [...]

Join #FoodFri to Discuss A Game-Changing Option: Healthy, Balanced Meals to Fuel Students Minds!

Posted April 30, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat To be equipped for success in the classroom, students need to fuel their minds with healthy, balanced meals each day. The Community Eligibility Provision is a game-changing option that enables high poverty schools to serve nutritious breakfasts and lunches to all students at no cost. Under the provision, school meal applications are eliminated resulting [...]

Posted Under: Food!