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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!

What is MomsRising?

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QUICK signature needed to protect overtime pay!

Posted December 19, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Take Action!As we head into the holiday season, many of us are putting in extra long hours, and for too many of us, this overtime is basically going unpaid because of outdated overtime regulations. We can fix this! *Take action by signing onto our open letter to the Department of Labor here: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/overtime/ Here’s what’s [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Posted December 19, 2014 by Marian Wright Edelman

As 2014 draws to a close, I wanted to celebrate four great rainbows for justice who passed away this year but left us a much better people and nation. My brother-friend Dr. Vincent Harding, much loved historian, theologian, social justice activist, and visionary, never lost sight of the “beloved community” his friend and colleague Dr. [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Say “No” to Holiday Stress

Posted December 18, 2014 by Beth A. Collins Sharp

What’s the best holiday gift I have ever received? Not having to do the whole holiday thing.   Really, I’m not a Scrooge. I love picking out the right gift for a person and watching them open it.  Receiving gifts is fun, too. Oh, and let’s not forget all the homemade goodies. And decorating your [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Working in the Regenerative Economy

Posted December 18, 2014 by Erica Flock

“If we want stronger communities and more fulfilling, connected lives, we’re going to have to build them – together.” – Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union   Federal officials say the “Great Recession” ended in June 2009, 18 months after it started. But for many Americans, the recession’s ripple effects still linger: job insecurity and the housing bubble have [...]

Make storybook Christmas ornaments in 3 easy steps!

Posted December 18, 2014 by Nina Perez

My favorite Christmas memory is from one of the toughest years of my adult life. When my husband and I moved into our apartment together, our first winter living away from home was the hardest. We were in a new city with no family or friends in the area, we rarely saw each other because [...]

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Gun Safety during the Holidays: Ask to keep your children safe!

Posted December 18, 2014 by Sara Smith

A friend recently shared what happened last year during a holiday visit to her parents’ house. While looking for medicine to soothe a headache, she opened a drawer and found a loaded, unsecured gun. As the mother of two young children, she was shocked that her parents would have left a loaded gun in a drawer within [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

What’s Fuglier than an Ugly Christmas Sweater?

Posted December 18, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Over the years, I’ve received a few ugly Christmas sweaters. My favorite was a bright red sweater with too many dancing reindeers that I received when I was about 10 years old. At the time, I didn’t know it was ugly. It had to be pointed out to me by a dear, older friend – [...]

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!