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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

Good Food Force Update: Junk food marketing to kids, April Fools' Day ideas & more!

Posted March 27, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Greetings! This week we're talking about junk food marketing to kids, updates to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and fun ways to celebrate April Fools' Day with the family! Please enjoy and share!   1. HOT LINE Experts agree: protect ALL kids from junk food marketing! Recent voluntary efforts by food and beverage companies have [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Families Need Stronger Protection Against Superbugs

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

    Last year, President Obama formed the 'National Task Force for Combating Resistant Bacteria' to put together a 5-year plan to prevent what many experts see as the public health crisis of our time: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Its members released their plan this morning.   It isn't bad, but it also doesn't address one of the [...]

Time for Justice for Children in New York

Posted March 27, 2015 by Marian Wright Edelman

Co-written by Melanie Hartzog Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund-New York Under New York’s juvenile justice system a child as young as seven can be arrested for a crime, and a 16-year-old is automatically charged as an adult. These laws are shockingly behind the times — bad for children and bad for public safety. New York [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

A Mother Whose Son Was Shot By Police 50 Times Needs Our Help!

Posted March 27, 2015 by Monifa Bandele

Take Action!Mothers in New York State are asking for our help. A group of families who have lost loved ones to police brutality, dating back to 1994, have come together to urge Governor Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor for police brutality cases.  Right now, through executive order, Governor Cuomo can make a difference. Join [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy