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Making History for Our Littlest Learners

Posted July 1, 2015 by Lauren Hipp

Can we take a moment to celebrate? We made history this week. Washington state passed and funded The Early Start Act, making this the largest expansion of early learning in our state's history.   The voices of moms, dads, grandparents, and early learning supporters made the case for increasing access to high-quality early learning opportunities for our state's littlest learners [...]

Take a second to support the Department of Labor’s proposal to protect overtime pay!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Working overtime and not getting paid? A nightmare, right? We wish it was only a bad dream. But, working overtime without getting paid is a nightmarish reality for too many working families because outdated regulations haven’t caught up with inflation. In fact, right now millions of workers are working overtime but not seeing a single [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Maine Says No to Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison

Posted June 29, 2015 by Rachel Roth

Maine could soon become the first state in 2015 to limit the shackling of pregnant women in prison. The bill against shackling is a priority for the Maine Alliance for Reproductive Freedom and an integral part of the ACLU of Maine‘s focus on criminal justice reform. Twenty-one other states and the District of Columbia currently [...]

Good Food Force: LGBTQ Bloggers You Should Know

Posted June 29, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Greetings! In celebration of Pride Month and last week's AMAZING #MarriageEquality victory in the Supreme Court, we're sharing a round-up of some of our favorite LGBTQ food bloggers. Also check out photos from our workshop at the National Baptist Convention, and some tips on how to support some of the smallest, fuzziest and most important players [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Joy and Hope, Courage and Strength

Posted June 28, 2015 by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy

I still cannot believe that I am married in 50 states. When my wife and I married, nearly nine years ago, we did so in the only place where it was legal.  It was still a really big deal when the pastor said, "By the power vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts..." And [...]

Let’s Change the Tune. Let's Not “Buy the World a Coke.”

Posted June 26, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

On January 18, 1971, the creative director of Coca-Cola, Bill Backer, reimagined the drink's recognizable words, 'Let's have a Coke,' and created the iconic "Hilltop" ad. The ad encouraged viewers to pause and reconnect with others around them, over a drink. But not just any drink. It had to be a Coke, a brand that [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Budget Threats to Medicaid

Posted June 26, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

In the next couple of months the U.S. Congress is going to participate in a series of intense debates, negotiations, and deals all having to do with the federal budget. You might be hearing of something called “reconciliation” a lot. This is a fancy budget term that you probably think has nothing to do with [...]

Great BREAKING news: Healthcare is here to stay!

Posted June 25, 2015 by Nina Perez

We won! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor the Affordable Care Act, keeping the financial assistance that keeps health insurance affordable under King v. Burwell!  Over 10,000 MomsRising members like YOU signed on to our People’s Brief to stand with the millions of Americans whose healthcare was at risk—and your voices were heard. MILLIONS will now be [...]