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26 Inspiring Victories YOU Made Possible in 2014!
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Reducing Ozone is a Matter of Life and Death

Posted January 26, 2015 by Lisa Garcia

Ozone, more commonly known as smog, is a type of pollution formed from the exhaust of power plants, factories, cars and trucks. It is linked to lung and heart disease, thousands of deaths each year and up to 1 million missed days of school. Smog, contributes to asthma, a condition that increased significantly in recent [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

'Dumped' Gripping from Beginning to End

Posted January 26, 2015 by Elisa Batista

Title: Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women Price: $12.79 Release Date: March 15, 2015. To pre-order go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indie Bound. Dumped touches a nerve from page one. It touches on a subject that all women know too well yet is too complicated and painful to articulate: the mourning, and sometimes [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

What Happens When a Tea Partier and Gay Rights Activist Come Together?

Posted January 26, 2015 by Elisa Batista

True story: I once set up a coffee between two friends that testified against each other in the heated marriage equality debate in New Hampshire.  Also true: while they ended up friends, initially, I encountered a barrier increasingly common in American politics. The public is so divided ideologically that people won't talk to someone on [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

REAL FOOD Money Saving Tips

Posted January 25, 2015 by Bettina Siegel

Weekly I prepare real food meals for my family at least 6 nights of the week. I try to keep our weekly grocery bill at $150 which is very doable when following these tips. REAL FOOD Money Saving Tips Menu Plan – when making a menu plan you are not going into the grocery store [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Open letter, closed door in breastmilk bank controversy

Posted January 23, 2015 by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

For-profit corporation Medolac has announced the cessation of their plans to launch a Mothers Milk Co-op in Detroit, Michigan in response to breastfeeding activists’ demands for public accountability. As a Clinton Global Initiative to increase breastfeeding and economic empowerment in Detroit, Medolac announced its plans to establish a Mothers Milk Coop. Under its plan, the [...]

What does the employer mandate dispute have to do with moms?

Posted January 23, 2015 by Nina Perez

A lot. A 2013 Pew Research study found that nearly half of all moms polled said, “that their ideal situation would be to work part time.” This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When you add a 40-hour workweek to the demands of being a primary caregiver, the dual (triple? quadruple?) roles can leave you exhausted. [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Restaurant Kids' Meals, Food Marketing and YOU!

Posted January 23, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat With more and more families eating out, children are getting about 25% of their alloted calories from fast-food chains and restaurants. Given the role that they play, parents are seeking healthier kids' meal options.  It's critical in the fight against childhood obesity. Join #FoodFri on Friday, January 23, 2015, as @MomsRising chats with @CSPI [...]

Posted Under: Food!

The Family and Medical Leave Act: Making the Most of Your Protections

Posted January 22, 2015 by R. Scott Oswald

This February marks the twenty-second anniversary of President Clinton signing into law the Family and Medical Leave Act.  More widely recognized by its abbreviation, the FMLA provides a bevy of protections to employees who are – or have family members who are – suffering from an illness.  Perhaps most importantly, the FMLA provides that, over [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave