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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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Summiting Together

Posted July 21, 2014 by Sara Alcid

The White House Summit on working families was last month, but we’re still riding the high of the momentum and energy cultivated at such a groundbreaking event. The fact that our nation’s leaders dedicated an entire day to issues that MomsRising members have been working on since we were founded in 2006 is huge. It’s a [...]

Domestic workers and their allies in Massachusetts passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Posted July 21, 2014 by Bekah Mandell

Take Action!They did it!   Domestic workers and their allies in Massachusetts passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. This is fourth Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to pass in four years, following New York, California, and Hawaii. It reflects a growing recognition from workers, employers and allies that domestic work is real work and [...]

Two chances to join MomsRising on Capitol Hill

Posted July 20, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

Next week is a busy week for MomsRising! We are going to be up on Capitol Hill twice bringing the voices of moms from around the country to members of Congress—and we would love for YOU to join us at one or even both of these events. Here are the details about the 2 events: [...]

LIVE from #Netroots: #FoodFri + #Detroit Food and Water Justice

Posted July 18, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

We're excited to be tweeting LIVE from Netroots this week! Join us as we have a vibrant discussion about #Detroit food justice and water. "Detroiters are symbolic of the core values of most people in this country."-Monica Patrick #nn14 #DetroitWater #Detroit — MomsRising (@MomsRising) July 18, 2014 Join us this Friday, July 18, 2014, at [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Patient Advocates Speak Up for Patient Safety

Posted July 17, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

Earlier this week over 30 national patient safety advocates signed a letter to Congressional delegates urging that a Congressional Committee on Patient Safety and a National Patient Safety Board be created. Each one of us that signed the letter are a member of Consumers' Union Safe Patient Project. Their press release is here: You [...]

Teaching Children About Poverty

Posted July 16, 2014 by CT Working Moms

By Elise Schreier, Blogger for A friend of mine recently published an article in the Washington Post (This is what happened ...) about her experience using food stamps via the WIC program.  Her decent into poverty was a swift one, and the image so vividly painted in the article is of her arriving to pick up WIC [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Let's Recognize California's Hidden Heroes!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Felicia Willems

Nominate a Hidden Hero!We all have heroes in our communities. They may not be wearing a cape or a mask, but they still know how to save the day. Many Californians have been Hidden Heroes: Working tirelessly to help their friends and family get affordable healthcare so they can live healthier lives. Before the implementation [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Out of the Mouths of Babes Comes the Truth About Pesticides

Posted July 16, 2014 by Ruth Berlin

Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Emperor's New Clothes." You may even have read it to your kids and grandkids. Remember how the two unscrupulous weavers promise the vain and pretentious emperor to create for him new clothes woven of material so marvelous, not to mention expensive, that [...]