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Now is the time for common sense gun regulations!

Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

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Porky?!

Posted August 28, 2014 by Nita Chaudhary

Take Action! Senator Gillibrand is speaking out about sexual harassment she faces in the United States Congress. Now she's dealing with backlash for exposing this truth. When women stand up and speak truth to power, we need to stand with them. And we must let Members of Congress know that sexual harassment has NO place in [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

6 ways to stress less & simplify this fall

Posted August 28, 2014 by Renee Trudeau

In some Native American traditions, September signifies the start of a new year. It certainly feels this way to parents. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of the school year signifies opportunity, a time for a fresh start and a chance to give yourself permission (read Permission Granted) to do things differently. If [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

My remarks from the Women's Equality event with Leader Nancy Pelosi

Posted August 28, 2014 by Deandra Ludovice

Good morning, my name is Deandra Ludovice and I would like to thank Leader Pelosi for hosting this important discussion on women’s economic empowerment and I’d like to thank MomsRising, of which I am a proud member, for inviting me to speak. As a first-time parent, I have faced many unexpected challenges. From learning how [...]

Should firearms be presented as wholesome family fun?

Posted August 28, 2014 by Gloria Pan

The news a nine-year-old girl accidentally killed her firearms instructor with an Uzi submachine gun during a family vacation has shocked people across the country and the world. As absurd and irresponsible as it is, the gun industry aggressively markets firearms use as "wholesome family fun." Bullets and Burgers, the Nevada establishment where the deadly [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

My remarks on wage discrimination for Women's Equality Day

Posted August 28, 2014 by Laura Mui

Hello, I’m Laura Mui and I am chinese american, a mother to an incredible young person, partner, sister, spouse, daughter, therapist, teacher, friend, colleague, and a human being.  Before I say a few words about my personal experience with wage discrimination, I’d like to express my sadness and pain for Michael Brown, his family, the [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

No One Ever Expects a Child to get Cancer-- and Why That Must Change

Posted August 27, 2014 by Kristine Dworkin

The commercials air every holiday season.   They’ve featured an adorable little boy trying to make a lunch date with Jennifer Aniston, a giggling mischievous cherub teasing Robin Williams, and another hanging out with Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White.   These kids are cancer patients and their celebrity pals implore viewers to make donations to St. Jude’s Hospital. Every [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Ensure Fair Wages for Home Care Workers for Women’s Equality Day

Posted August 26, 2014 by Jodi Sturgeon

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. It has been almost a century since that historic occasion, and women have made enormous progress toward political and social equality. But when it comes to economic equity, many women still find it impossible [...]

#RaisetheWage because #WEmatter-- and so does our national economy.

Posted August 26, 2014 by Douglas Hall

The federal minimum wage is normally seen as a labor standard that imposes costs on businesses, and, by lifting up the wage floor, benefits low wage workers.  This is an accurate, but incomplete view, however, as it doesn’t show the impact on the federal budget that results from businesses failing to pay adequate wages to [...]