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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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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy Halloween Tips & Strategies

Posted September 30, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat October brings shorter days, crisp apples, pumpkins and Halloween. It heralds in the beginning of the holiday season that will last until January. It also marks the beginning of Halloween candy, school parties and an onslaught of junk food that your kids are exposed to this time of year. Yet, we can avoid those [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Yeah, my kid votes. Does yours?

Posted September 30, 2014 by Gloria Pan

Not to show off, but my daughter always votes. Always. Okay (shrug), I AM showing off... But, you know, I’ve tried to raise a responsible, engaged American, and I’ve worked hard to make sure she appreciates her privilege as a U.S. citizen to have a voice in our democracy, and her duty to exercise it. [...]

Posted Under: momsvote

Affordable Health Care Would Spare Immigrant Women Crises Like Mine

Posted September 30, 2014 by Genesis Garfio

Here is an overlooked fact. Despite the increased access to affordable health care provided by Obamacare, immigrant women continue to face multiple hurdles accessing even basic health care services. Some of these obstacles existed before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and some were added  after, but all must be removed -- even in the current [...]

Posted Under: healthcare immigration

NC education cuts must stop.

Posted September 30, 2014 by Stacy Eleczko

My name is Stacy Eleczko and I am a teacher. Eight years ago, I moved to North Carolina from Florida because of the progressive direction of education in this state. I also didn’t scoff at the fairly significant raise I got by moving here. Now, teachers in Florida with the same level of experience are [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Sisterhood

Posted September 30, 2014 by Renee Trudeau

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”  ― Marianne Williamson I once spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a small [...]

Texans should support access to care for women of childbearing age

Posted September 29, 2014 by Felicia Willems

Written by Steve Lowe, President and CEO Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, March of Dimes Texas Chapter State Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee Member We like to say that everything is bigger here in Texas, but that’s not always such a good thing. These days we have a Texas-sized problem with providing health insurance to women [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Good Food Force: Alicia Keys, #MomsVote, Lunch Box Inspirations and more!

Posted September 26, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Welcome to this week's Good Food Force Update! We have a special announcement this week ... please read on, and share!    1. THE HOT LINE Announcing... #WeAreHere!  HUGE news! Alicia Keys just announced she's contributing to @MomsRising & #WeAreHere partners! Find out more about #WeAreHere at: www.WeAreHereMovement.com.   Let's Get Out the #MomsVote!  In [...]

Posted Under: Food!

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Learn more about Smart Snacks + Healthy School Fundraisers!

Posted September 26, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Sick of fast-food & candy fundraisers in schools? We are too! Thankfully, this year most states are turning to healthier school fundraisers.  Consistent with the USDA’s Smart Snacks that improve the nutrition of snacks and drinks sold through the a la carte line at lunch, school stores, and vending machines, school fundraisers hosted during [...]

Posted Under: Food!