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Now is the time for common sense gun regulations!

Invest in our littlest learners!
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!

Moms Are Talking
“My husband and I found ourselves with a surprise pregnancy when our two children were 10 and 12."

Sandy, Washington

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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Poised for progress on pesticides

Posted July 29, 2014 by Kristin Schafer

Well, it's about time. The invisible problem of pesticide drift is on the policy radar in ways it's never been before — with changes in the wings that could protect kids and communities in very real ways. From California to the Midwest to our nation's capital, drift is now a focus of public concern and [...]

Posted Under: environmental health Food!

Celebrating Seasonality and Strengthening Culture

Posted July 29, 2014 by Diana Donlon

  In his engrossing new book, The Third Plate, Dan Barber observes that our present food system is disconnected: It operates in silos: vegetables here, animals there, grains somewhere else – each component part separate from the others and unhitched to any kind of culture. This disconnection has resulted in vast monocultures in agriculture that create [...]

Posted Under: Food!

NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition?

Posted July 28, 2014 by Nita Chaudhary

People are outraged over the news that the NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition? Tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: Domestic violence is a serious crime, and abusers have no place in your league. Change your policies so that violent offenders [...]

Even Republicans like their ACA plans!

Posted July 28, 2014 by Felicia Willems

Even Republicans like their Affordable Care Act plans! A recent poll by The Commonwealth Fund showed that overall, 78% of Americans who signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are satisfied with their coverage. Even 74% of the Republicans who signed up say they are satisfied with their new plans! The Affordable Care [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Sign now: Congress→ Raise the minimum wage

Posted July 24, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

$15,080 per year. That’s what moms like Ethel from Maryland, and millions of women, are making working full-time earning the federal minimum wage. This hurts families. This hurts our economy. This hurts us all. *Tell Congress to Raise the Wage now: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/momsraisethewage/ A seldom-discussed fact is that women make three-quarters of purchasing decisions in our [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Top Summer Kid Care & Activities: Brought to You by MomsRising Members

Posted July 23, 2014 by Lauren Hipp

***UPDATED*** We texted and you responded -- see below for the summer activity wisdom of members like you!   School’s out and summer is here! As a kid, that meant sunshine, long days full of fun, and all the perks of summer: BBQs, popsicles, swimming, summer camps, and no homework! As an adult and as [...]

CHIP'ing Away At Getting Kids Covered

Posted July 23, 2014 by Sili Recio

Take ActionI’ve written extensively about my experiences with febrile seizures. From the first one that rocked my world to the latest just a few short months ago. What I haven’t discussed is the backend. The trips to the pediatrician, the cost of the ER visits. The toll that having those hefty bills could’ve had on [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

G is for Greens Part 3: DIY Plantable Paper!

Posted July 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Homemade plantable seed paper is a simple DIY project that can be done at home in a very short time. It can be used in a variety of ways. Given that I enjoy hosting parties and gathering, I use homemade plantable seed paper as memorable party favors and gift tags!     What I love [...]

Posted Under: Food!