I've been having an up-and-down relationship with the upcoming Presidential election. As an involved political activist and a sophomore in college, all of my social media feeds have pretty much nonstop been filled with commentary, bickering, and even fighting about candidates for the past few months. I think there are a few reasons why I [...]
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“I have seen the devastating impact that incarceration has had on families. For the women and children left behind, it can deepen poverty and hopelessness.” ~Alicia Keys This devastation can’t be ignored. The U.S. has a higher incarceration rate than any other nation in the world. Two-thirds of the women in the federal prison system, [...]
Take Action!As parents, we do all we can to keep our kids healthy. And we rely on our government to make sure we have access to essentials like clean water. That shouldn't change depending on what color we are, our income level, or where we live. That's why we're beyond mad about the lead contamination [...]
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality early learning and childcare Universal, paid family leave Equal and fair pay [...]
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention [...]
We've seen the Zika virus in the headlines regularly these past few weeks. With so much information being shared, we thought we'd bring some experts to our Wellness Wednesday chat to answer questions around this topic. I hope you'll join us, our Spanish speaking Twitter handle Mamás Con Poder, the Surgeon General, the Centers for [...]
Radio!The radio show this week takes an inside look at the impact of the federal minimum wage for tipped workers being stuck at $2.13 per hour and discusses a new book, Forked: A New Standard For American Dining; then we move on to cover the 23rd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and why [...]
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor of the courageous sacrifices that you and your family make each day [...]