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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!

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

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Healthy German Apple Cake Recipe

Posted November 25, 2014 by Sarene Alsharif

RecipeKids crave sweets all the time especially in the winter. But in all honesty, in my house, the adults crave it just as much as the kids. As the days get shorter, and colder, our natural instincts kick in: eat more carbs and pack on more fat so you can survive the long cold winter [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Mother's Worry

Posted November 25, 2014 by Gail Zuagar

I am the mother of two Black boys.  As any mother would, I worry about my children every day—that I might have to rush one of them to the hospital with a broken bone, that they might experience bullying, or that they might one day have to feel the sting of heartbreak.  I suspect Michael [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Show you're thankful for CHIP. Send a Letter to the Editor!

Posted November 25, 2014 by Ashley Boyd

Take Action!Last week, MomsRising volunteers and staff made a real splash on Capitol Hill with our “Give our Kids a Winning Hand” campaign and delivery of family stories and over 25,000 signatures on our open letter to Congress. Thanks to help from our members, we made significant strides in educating Congress about the urgent need [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

How far would you go to protect your family?

Posted November 24, 2014 by Christine Rose Regan

I now understand the idea of parents being willing to do “anything” for their children. Sometimes you have to fight to protect your family--- at the voting booth, in a courtroom or even in your own community.   In February of 2013, I served as the Field Organizer in Winston Salem to defeat Amendment One in [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

One of the Most Important Civil and Human Rights Battles of Our Time

Posted November 24, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Jonathan Rapping, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Mass incarceration and resulting criminal records undermine family economic security. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Criminal justice systems across the [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

BREAKING - No indictment. Enough is enough.

Posted November 25, 2014 by Monifa Bandele

Take Action! It’s time to make our voices heard to end racial profiling and to advance police reform.Enough is enough. *Sign our open letter here: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/justicemikebrownforward/?source=blog Just last Thursday, days before a grand jury failed to indict the killer of 18-year-old Michael Brown and just 6 miles from my home, unarmed Akai Gurley was shot and [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Will Louisville Be Next to Raise the Minimum Wage?

Posted November 24, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Councilwoman Scott, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. A minimum wage increase will help families gain economic security, ensuring minimum wage is no longer a poverty wage. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

65 Hours a Week and No Benefits

Posted November 24, 2014 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Virgil Pack, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org. Many, like Virgil, work 65 hours a week and still do not have benefits, leading to higher economic insecurity.TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook [...]