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Healthier Communities State by State!

Posted July 6, 2015 by Felicia Willems

There are a number of interesting state bills cropping up across the country that MomsRising members who care about creating healthier communities should take note of. In New York, Assembly Bill 2320b is taking aim at sugar-sweetened beverages which will help consumers make healthier choices for families. The bill would require sugary beverages (like soda) [...]

Posted Under: Food!

GOOOOOAL? Equal Pay!

Posted July 6, 2015 by Kristin

Take Action!A hat-trick!? In the World Cup!? In the first 16 minutes!? And then… a big win by the USA women’s team who made history by winning their third World Cup in front of a record-breaking audience of over 26 million people yesterday -- the largest TV audience for a soccer match EVER. WOW! But [...]

Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

Posted July 3, 2015 by Serena Witherspoon

I am 18 years old -- an age where the world seems to have decided that I should no longer be coddled under the domain of childhood. I feel as if I'm suffering from 'growing pains' now more than ever; last year at this time I was worrying about finding a date for prom, and [...]

Posted Under: momsvote politics & policy

MomsRising Applauds Bree Newsome for Removing Confederate Flag at South Carolina Capitol Building

Posted July 2, 2015 by Monifa Bandele

Over the weekend, an educator and activist named Bree Newsome scaled the 30ft flag pole at the South Carolina State Capitol Building and removed the confederate flag. MomsRising.org fully supports Bree’s actions and is joining the growing chorus of organizations to call for all charges against Ms. Newsome to be dropped immediately.  Kristin Rowe-Finkberiner, executive [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Breastfeeding: Here, There, Everywhere

Posted July 2, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

This past Sunday I joined other dozens of mothers for San Diego Day to Normalize Breastfeeding at Kellogg Park in beautiful La Jolla.    Yes, it’s the day to “normalize” breastfeeding, not to “protect” breastfeeding. I used to believe that breastfeeding is something that needs to be protected, until a recent trip to Taiwan.    I called the island home for [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Connecticut can lead the nation.

Posted July 2, 2015 by Felicia Willems

The numbers are shocking. Did you know the average 8-year old is drinking 64 ounces a week in sugary drinks that will—over the years—lead to diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? We need to do everything we can to reduce the amount of soda kids drink. Join us in calling on Governor Malloy to institute a [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Radio This Week: #BlackLivesMatter, #StandUpSpeakOut, #Cake!, #PaidFamilyLeave & #SickDays!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Kristin

Radio!This show covers the horrible act of racist terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina and the Civil Rights Movement; tips for fighting racism; how to bake a great cake and build community at the same time; and victories with paid sick days, paid family leave, affordable healthcare coverage, and marriage equality.     *Special guests include: Melanie Campbell, National [...]

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Report Back: MomsRising Members Meet With Senator Heller's Staff

Posted July 2, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

We had a GREAT meeting with MomsRising members and U.S. Senator Dean Heller​'s staff in Nevada to discuss working family tax issues, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)! Our members shared with Senator Heller's staff why these tax breaks help families make ends meet, including to help cover costs [...]