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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due for New Policies

Posted July 28, 2015 by Rachel Roth

Why does my inbox have messages saying that Maine’s new law against shackling pregnant women is an “accidental win”? True, the governor of Maine let this and a number of other progressive bills become law without his signature, and then claimed to have vetoed them. But if activists hadn’t run such an effective campaign to [...]

Coca-Cola deal with Monster Energy bad for children

Posted July 28, 2015 by Tiffany Santos

A recent deal between Coca-Cola and Monster Energy reinforces some common challenges that parents face every day: How do we protect our children from companies that spend so much time coming up with new ways to sell things to our children? How do we keep our children healthy when billions are spent every year marketing [...]

Posted Under: environmental health Food!

What's up with the 'DARK Act'?

Posted July 27, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

There are two names for H.R. 1599: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. There’s no doubt in my mind which is the more accurate. The proposed law would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent families from getting more accurate [...]

MN at one end, MS at the other: See How Your State Ranks for Child Well-Being

Posted July 27, 2015 by Lecia Imbery

Five years ago, our country was in the midst of the Great Recession. At that time, 17 million children lived in low-income working families. Since the recession officially ended in 2009, our country has been slowly recovering. Many economic indicators, if not at pre-recession levels, are at least heading back in the right direction. However, [...]

#Radio: "We Do Not Live Single Issue Lives"

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kristin

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." -- Audre Lorde Great ‪#‎radio‬ conversation this week that covered multiple overlapping issues from making sure everyone gets the overtime pay they deserve to raising the minimum wage; from ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ and pay equity to childcare; from education, immigration and [...]

Posted Under: radio

Lean on and Lead! An interview with Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto

Posted July 24, 2015 by Shay Chan Hodges

Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of  "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast. In 2014, I interviewed Rep. Fukumoto [...]

“I’m going to light you up!”

Posted July 24, 2015 by Kristin

Take Action!Sandra Bland shouldn’t be dead. No mother should have to fear a loved one is harmed at the hands of those charged with protection. The pattern of racial profiling and police brutality in our nation must end. *Join us in calling for Attorney General Lynch to investigate the death of Sandra Bland and to [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Lying to My Daughter

Posted July 24, 2015 by Kelli King-Jackson

My daughter has feared police for a long time.  Every time a cop would drive past or pull alongside us at a stop light she would get panicky. I would shake my head and dismissively ask her what was wrong.  Her response was always that the police scared her; mine was that she was doing [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy