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Tell the NRA & Congress
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

Join the Good Food Force!
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.

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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Women & Men Advancing Gender Equality Together

Posted August 19, 2014 by Carla Goldstein

As we reflect on what’s needed to accelerate efforts in achieving equality, the time has come to build a stronger partnership between women and men; partnership that acknowledges and embraces our interdependence, and that builds on our mutual interests in achieving gender equality. Without strengthening our partnership across the gender divide, true equality will remain [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy radio

Don’t lose your ACA health coverage!

Posted August 19, 2014 by Nina Perez

If you received a warning notice in the mail or know you have a data inconsistency with your original marketplace health insurance application, read the below blog post from healthcare.gov and get your paperwork in to the marketplace  ASAP by September 5th! If you're having trouble submitting the paperwork on your own, call 1-800-318-2596 and let them know you have a “data [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Back to School with Smart Snacks

Posted August 17, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

This year as kids go back to school, school food will be getting even healthier. Smart Snacks went into effect July 1st, updating the national nutrition standards for vending, school stores, fundraisers, and a la carte in school cafeterias.  Also, school lunches and breakfasts continue to get healthier, with stronger standards this fall for whole [...]

Posted Under: Food!

#FoodFri Tweetchat: It's Not A "Poor Kid" Issue

Posted August 14, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Growing up, my Mami stressed the importance of breakfast. She knew it fueled my day, giving me the energy I needed to pay attention in school. Today, research shows school breakfast participation has been linked to fewer occurrences of student hunger, decreased tardiness and absenteeism, as well as, improved focus and cognitive abilities. Children who [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Wal-Mart, Don't Discount the Power of Teachers

Posted August 14, 2014 by Amber Chandler

At the end of July, I was inundated with Facebook posts telling me about Wal-Mart’s Teacher Appreciation Week. How were teachers like me appreciated exactly? We could get an e-card for 10 percent back on “qualifying” purchases of supplies, basically a glorified gift card for the store.   But let’s be clear: Teachers know that [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Support Leslie McSpadden, the mother of Mike Brown, and all families seeking justice

Posted August 14, 2014 by Monifa Bandele

Take Action! Please add your voice to the growing movement of parents who say enough is enough! Let's stand together for Leslie McSpadden, mother of Mike Brown, and all families seeking justice: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/BlackYouthMatter_JusticeMikeBrown/  Remember the summer of your high school graduation? Remember all of the excitement, hopes, and dreams for the future?  Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown had dreams [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

MomsRising's Food Power Events Get Bigger And Better!

Posted August 13, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

On August 2, 2014, we hosted Food Power 2014 in the Bronx, NY, alongside the amazing food justice community organization, The BLK Projek during their annual Not Just Talk conference. Two hundred people from around NYC came out to participate! Highlights from the conference include the MomsRising hosted brunch and gathering of fierce food justice [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Mothers, Democracy and Hurricane Iselle

Posted August 13, 2014 by Shay Chan Hodges

The following post, with minor modifications, was first featured in the Honolulu Star Advertiser as an op-ed last week, right before Hawaii’s state primary.  The first sentence of the editorial read:  "As this primary season comes to an end..."   But the primary season did not end on Saturday as Hurricane Iselle hit parts of [...]