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Why are the Girl Scouts Partnering with Barbie?

Posted August 4, 2015 by Carolyn Llewellyn

A few years ago I surprised myself by getting involved with my daughter's Daisy Girl Scout troop. What began as an hour of volunteering blossomed into co-leading of a delightful group of girls. I was happy that my daughter joined the Girl Scouts. The organization's progressive policies had impressed me, especially in contrast to The [...]

Working families in Memphis tell CCC writing fellow their questions for GOP debate

Posted August 4, 2015 by Marisol Bello

By Wendi Thomas Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Ten Republican presidential candidates will take the stage in Cleveland Thursday for the GOP’s first televised primary debate. When they do, many voters in Memphis, the nation’s poorest large metro area, will be listening for solutions to the issues that matter most in their community. Tami [...]

My Story: I'm a Grandmother and a GenderAvenger

Posted August 3, 2015 by GenderAvenger

by Bea O'Rourke  I'm getting ready to celebrate August 15th, 2015, the 95th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Women finally got the right to vote thanks to those early GenderAvengers who rejected complacency, pushed hard, and risked all for equal places at our society's tables. It has been worth it. It just makes sense. Now, at almost seventy-eight years of age [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

When Breastfeeding Starts with Dollars and Sense

Posted August 1, 2015 by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

And we’re off with National Breastfeeding Month 2015! Where conversations about breastfeeding normally start with infant feeding choices, this year’s events begin with attention to a critical factor affecting that choice: paid family leave. Convention suggests that by providing parents with information about the benefits of breastfeeding, persuasive infographics comparing human milk and artificial formula, [...]

My remarks urging Attorney General Lynch to investigate the death of Sandra Bland

Posted July 30, 2015 by Nina Perez

My name is Nina Perez and I am here today on behalf of MomsRising and our million plus members to say that we are heartbroken that yet another mother has had to bury her child too soon. No mother should have to face that tragedy, or have to live in fear that their child will [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Medicaid at 50: Five Decades of Working for Kids

Posted July 30, 2015 by Judith Solomon

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Medicaid, the program that provides health coverage for low-income kids and families, as well as seniors and people with disabilities. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and the states and provides cost-efficient and effective coverage for its beneficiaries by paying hospitals, doctors and other health care providers [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due for New Policies

Posted July 28, 2015 by Rachel Roth

Why does my inbox have messages saying that Maine’s new law against shackling pregnant women is an “accidental win”? True, the governor of Maine let this and a number of other progressive bills become law without his signature, and then claimed to have vetoed them. But if activists hadn’t run such an effective campaign to [...]

Coca-Cola deal with Monster Energy bad for children

Posted July 28, 2015 by Tiffany Santos

A recent deal between Coca-Cola and Monster Energy reinforces some common challenges that parents face every day: How do we protect our children from companies that spend so much time coming up with new ways to sell things to our children? How do we keep our children healthy when billions are spent every year marketing [...]

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