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Fem-i-nism

Posted April 1, 2015 by Marcella Bell

This blog post originally appeared in Activism Is Hard.  Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Note that I did not say that feminism is the advocacy that women are better than men. That is NOT what feminism means, so all you women out there saying you’re [...]

Posted Under: Realistic & Fair Wages

Finding balance in a 24/7 world

Posted March 31, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

How bad do you want to feel good? Growing up with a parent who suffered from clinical depression and navigating a heaping dose of dysfunction, stress, anxiety and "not feeling enough" the first thirty years of my life, left me highly motivated to want to FEEL GOOD. The primary drive for the work I do [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Invest in Women to Reduce Poverty

Posted March 31, 2015 by Alyssa Peterson

This post, authored by Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, originally appeared on TalkPoverty.org.  Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat discusses the results of a study published by the Women's Foundation and the policy solutions that can lift all women out of poverty. She urges lawmakers to expand their investment in women and their families. TalkPoverty.org is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce [...]

What self-care is NOT

Posted March 31, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

I was lying in bed Sunday morning reading from author Anne Lamott's beautiful little book Small Victories. In one of her stories about parenting, she shares with a little self-deprecation, but mostly tenderness, how she doesn't bake for PTA fund raisers, is often disorganized and sometimes forgets to follow-through on updates from her son's school. [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Health is an LGBT equality issue.

Posted March 30, 2015 by Felicia Willems

Health is an LGBT equality issue. It's not quite as sexy of an issue as marriage equality or nondiscrimination—although it does overlap—and it is just as important. People in our LGBT community are more likely to be uninsured and in 2013, 1 in 3 low- and middle-income LGBT people were uninsured—which is incredibly high! There [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Hattiesburg Mayor DuPree and City Council members are working to decrease the number of uninsured children in Mississippi!

Posted March 30, 2015 by Nina Perez

Great news! Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Council members, Kim Bradley, Deborah Delgado, Carter Carroll, Mary Dryden, and Henry Naylor, are going the extra mile to make sure kids in Mississippi have the health coverage they need! Hattiesburg was awarded a grant through the National League of Cities to fund the E³ Health Initiative. [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Join MomsRising at the Dallas City Council Chambers on April 8th!

Posted March 30, 2015 by Nina Perez

Please join MomsRising volunteers and staff on April 8th, 2015; 10:30 am at the City Council Meeting to thank Mayor Rawlings for his work to improve children's health in Dallas!  MomsRising and our partners at Healthy Children in a Healthy Environmentare coming together to personally deliver the giant “Thank You!” card MomsRising members signed to thank Mayor Rawling [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

National Paid Family Leave: 2016 Needs a Champion

Posted March 30, 2015 by Susan Rose

LOS ANGELES (WOMENSENEWS)--In 2016, the United States deserves a presidential candidate who will make paid family leave a priority on the campaign platform. That candidate can take over from President Barack Obama who advocated for paid family leave in this year's State of the Union speech. "Today, we're the only advanced country on earth that [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave