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26 Inspiring Victories YOU Made Possible in 2014!
Together we achieved historic wins for families, from fair pay and paid sick days to affordable health coverage and gun safety.

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!

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.

Join the Good Food Force!
Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

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

Sandy, Washington

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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Seven Reasons Why #MomsLove MichelleObama!

Posted December 17, 2014 by Karen Showalter

There are so many legitimate reasons to #ThankMichelleObama, schools and the USDA this year! Here's a countdown of some of my favorites:    7. #MomsLoveMichelle for prioritizing kids’ health! One in three kids in the U.S. is at increased risk for nutrition-related diseases like Type II Diabetes. (1) If promoting healthy eating is wrong, I [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Give the best present of all: peace of mind

Posted December 16, 2014 by Roberta Riley

  Find out if your family qualifies for free or low-cost health insurance. If you live in the Seattle area, Tune into Chat with Women 1150 AM KKNW at 8 AM, Thursday, December 18 to get the scoop as I explain the basics of what our new health law means for Washington families.  Then sign up.

We can no longer breathe.

Posted December 15, 2014 by Monifa Bandele

Take Action! "I can't breathe." Those were Eric Garner's last words, repeated 11 times, after being put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer. He gasped these words repeatedly from the ground, as bystanders watched and videotaped the scene in horror.  The use of chokeholds is a violation of New York City Police Department policy.  The medical examiner ruled Eric [...]

26 Inspiring Victories YOU Made Possible in 2014!

Posted December 15, 2014 by Kristin

Our 2014 Wins! Wow. When I step back from the day-to-day campaigning we do here at MomsRising, and look back at all this movement has accomplished in 2014, I am blown away. Together we achieved historic wins for families, from fair pay and paid sick days to affordable health coverage and gun safety. These wins mean [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina? Let’s Talk About Infant Mortality and Maternal Health

Posted December 12, 2014 by Emma Akpan

The North Carolina NAACP and a coalition of organizations fighting for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina recently held a funeral procession to demonstrate the result of our governor’s decision not to expand the jointly funded federal and state health-care program for low-income residents. According to protesters, 2,800 state residents will die in 2014 because the state did not [...]

Celebrating a Step Forward for Children in Immigrant Families

Posted December 12, 2014 by Wendy Cervantes

Today marks the 4th year that children from around the country have come to the nation’s capital as part of We Belong Together’s 2014 Wish for the Holidays Campaign to deliver letters written by thousands of children calling for the reform of immigration policies to keep families together. Last night, we celebrated four years of amazing letters and drawings at [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Progress for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Posted December 12, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy, and elected leaders and other key stakeholders. It was a welcome chance to celebrate progress in expanding access to quality early childhood development and learning opportunities for children from birth through [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food and Fitness with @SaludToday

Posted December 12, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat With the New Year just three weeks away, we're excited to host a Food and Fitness tweetchat that will jump start your healthy resolutions TODAY! Join @MomsRising and @MamasConPoder as we chat with @SaludToday on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1pm EST /10am PST. Food and fitness go hand in hand. You can't lead [...]

Posted Under: Food!