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NC Moms Speak Out on Healthy Food Access

Posted June 27, 2016 by Felicia Willems

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining with other MomsRising members in North Carolina at the NC Legislature in an effort to educate lawmakers and their staff about issues related to access to healthy foods for families across the state. We set up a small kid-run produce stand outside of the legislature and offered [...]

Posted Under: Food!

What You and First Lady Michelle Obama Share When It Comes to Parenting

Posted June 27, 2016 by Lina Acosta Sandaal

Last week I sat in a room with 5000 individuals dedicated to advocating for others in their community and effecting change at The United States of Women Summit.  I was honored to have been invited to be included in this fascinating group of citizens, convened by the White House Council on Women and Girls and The First [...]

#Radio This Week: Your Voice, Your Vote

Posted June 25, 2016 by Kristin

Radio! On this radio show we cover Trump, the RNC, and how your voice is needed; then we move on to discuss rape culture and the Stanford case; the next segment covers immigration policy and how immigrants contribute to our economy; and then we close the show talking about happiness in public policy. *Special guests include: [...]

Posted Under: radio

10 Things About Me That Might Shock You

Posted June 25, 2016 by Laura Tellado

Okay, I really, really didn’t want to have to do this. Don’t get me wrong– I think some people’s naiveté is so gosh darn cute! But lately, I’ve seen an onslaught of “disability is so-frickin’-inspiring” stories that have made me roll my eyes and, sometimes, want to log out of my computer for a while.  So, whether [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

MomsRising Expresses Deep Disappointment in Supreme Court Deadlock on Immigration

Posted June 24, 2016 by Kristin

Moms and their families across the country are deeply disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which aimed to keep immigrant families together and strengthen our nation’s economy with their contributions. The Court’s decision to let stand the lower court’s ruling means that the more than 5 million children [...]

Posted Under: immigration

LaJuana Clark's Story: 'It's Not How I Start. It's How I Finish.'

Posted June 21, 2016 by David Elliot

Author’s note: Last week, we discussed the Coalition on Human Needs' June 16 event, What Works – And What Doesn’t – To Reduce Poverty and Expand Opportunity. As part of that event, we heard the story of LaJuana Clark, who has struggled with homelessness and under-employment. This is LaJuana’s story. We encourage you to watch a recording of [...]

#Radio This Week: "The Arc Of The Moral Universe Is Long But It Bends Toward Justice"

Posted June 20, 2016 by Kristin

On this radio show we discuss the tragedy in Orlando, Trump’s candidacy, democracy, and how you can make change.   We also cover what happened at the first ever United State of Women Summit that was put on by the White House. Throughout the entire show we cover the many ways in which, as Dr. [...]

Posted Under: radio

Congress votes on gun violence Monday: Take action NOW!

Posted June 17, 2016 by Kristin

#Filibuster or bust!  On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy from Connecticut inspired the nation by filibustering in the Senate for 15 hours in an effort to move forward gun safety policy. News reports say there now will be forward progress with a U.S. Senate floor vote as early as Monday!!!   But we have to [...]

Posted Under: gun safety