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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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CHIP'ing Away At Getting Kids Covered

Posted July 23, 2014 by Sili Recio

Take ActionI’ve written extensively about my experiences with febrile seizures. From the first one that rocked my world to the latest just a few short months ago. What I haven’t discussed is the backend. The trips to the pediatrician, the cost of the ER visits. The toll that having those hefty bills could’ve had on [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Seven months later... It's time NOW for fair pay!

Posted July 22, 2014 by Ruth Martin

Take Action!It was on Sunday that the average earnings of Black women in the United States FINALLY equaled the average earnings of white men in 2013. It is July. We’re now 7 months into 2014 – in fact, it’s almost August. That means Black women had to work for more than 19 months to earn [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

The Next Effort to Gut Health Reform – A Tale of Two Decisions

Posted July 22, 2014 by Thao Nguyen

By Dania Palanker, Senior Counsel, National Women's Law Center Today, two circuit courts ruled on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows individuals enrolled in health insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace to receive federal subsidies to help with health insurance costs, specifically premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Great news! Kids like healthier school meals!

Posted July 22, 2014 by Karen Showalter

The data is in: students like new, healthier school meals! This is a major victory for families and schools everywhere! The updated nutrition standards for school meals went into effect at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. Created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the new meals include more whole grants, low-dat dairy, fruits [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of Subsidies For Affordable Care Act

Posted July 22, 2014 by Felicia Willems

Editor's note: MomsRising has been working to ensure every family has access to quality affordable healthcare because we know how important it is for women and children. The subsidies offered under the Affordable Care Act play a critical role in making this goal a reality. In fact, 85% of the eight million Americans who signed [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

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: [...]