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Debate BINGO! Get your card here

Posted September 24, 2016 by Ashley Boyd

Play BINGO!This is going to be EPIC!  Monday, September 26th at 9pm ET / 6pm PT is the first Presidential debate of the 2016 election! To keep debate watching fun, we've created a debate BINGO card to help you track whether the candidates are covering issues of greatest concern to women, moms, and families.   ** Gather your [...]

Posted Under: momsvote

#MilitaryMonday: Why Military Spouses Can't Have it All

Posted September 26, 2016 by Jeremy L Hilton

In mid-July, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) published the first in a three-part series regarding military spouse employment, titled The Force Behindthe Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent. The purpose of the study was: “to outline some of the positive and potentially business enhancing characteristics of military spouses related to [...]

Two Black fathers shot dead for nothing.

Posted September 23, 2016 by Monifa Bandele

Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina, had been waiting in his car for his son to arrive home from school, and Terence Crutcher, of Tulsa, Oklahoma had been waiting at the side of the road after his truck stalled. Both men are now dead, wrongfully gunned down by police. Both are Black men. This [...]

MomsRising on the Police Murders of Keith Lamont Scott, Tyre King and Terence Crutcher

Posted September 21, 2016 by Kristin

No mom or dad, no son or daughter, should ever have to fear a loved one could come to harm at the hands of those charged with protecting them. Yet look at the headlines. Thirteen-year-old Tyre King, as well as Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher, both fathers, were killed by police just this week.  What's [...]

Posted Under: gun safety MomsRising

One Minute Justice

Posted September 14, 2016 by Rodney Robbins

Recently, I addressed the NC Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice public hearing held in Wilmington, NC, advocating raising the age from 16 to 18 years old for prosecution under the adult justice system. There are only 2 states that prosecute 16- and 17-yr-olds  as adults, North Carolina and New York. In 48 [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Tell Companies: Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!

Posted March 30, 2016 by Karen Showalter

Parents, schools, companies, public spaces ... we all have a role to play when it comes to promoting the health of our kids. This year MomsRising is paying special attention to the role of marketing on kids. Ads regularly target our kids when we're not around. While many companies have taken steps to establish standards [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Digital Marketing

Posted October 19, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Companies target our kids with apps, digital coupons and more, often when parents aren't around. This changes the game when it comes to parent ability to control what our kids see and eat, and is a powerful reminder of why companies need to back parents up when it comes to promoting the health of our [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Tips on Healthy School Fundraisers

Posted October 19, 2015 by Karen Showalter

School fundraisers don't have to focus on junk food! Parents know: kids have just as much fun running, walking, dancing, doing service projects and more! Check out some ideas below. Concerned about fundraisers in your school? Get involved by talking to the principal and PTA. Indeed, many schools need to raise funds for important programs. [...]

Posted Under: Food!