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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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Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids

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Drawing the Line at Cupcake Cones

Posted September 15, 2014 by Manel Kappagoda

September is “back to school” month for most kids in the United States. My daughter is in her last year of preschool, but some of her buddies have moved on to kindergarten. As this momentous transition is just around the corner for her, I’ve been talking to friends and family about what to expect. Last [...]

5 Reasons I Take Retreats

Posted September 12, 2014 by Renee Trudeau

“Are you listening to your life–what is it trying to tell you?”  Renee Trudeau Stephen Cope, MSW, author and director of Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living says retreats don’t change our lives as much as they change where we stand in relationship to our lives—and our capacity to see the hidden possibilities there. I grew [...]

The Peer is the Political: Why The Cosmo Generation Needs To Lead

Posted September 15, 2014 by Erin Vilardi

We’ve come a long way, ladies. Now it’s time to go farther, faster. With Cosmopolitan.com’s recent announcement that it would increase its political coverage heading into election season and that it would launch #Cosmovotes, an initiative to get more young women to vote and endorse candidates who support women’s rights, we let out a resounding [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

VoteRunLead Issues Challenge to Nation: Invite 50,000 Women to Run

Posted September 15, 2014 by Erin Vilardi

I am excited to announce we launched VoteRunLead last week, the first online platform for women to learn to run and lead. We are challenging the nation to invite 50,000 women to run by election day on November 4th. If each of us invites three women to run we can exceed our goal. You'll be [...]

Posted Under: momsvote politics & policy

Four Good Reasons to Encourage Less Soda Consumption

Posted September 15, 2014 by Elisa Batista

BERKELEY, Calif. — This past weekend MomsRising.org co-sponsored an educational panel on soda. Berkeley and San Francisco, California, each have ballot initiatives to tax soda as a way to curb consumption, and in San Francisco’s case, fund certain public programs. Up to now, every single soda tax ballot initiative in the country has failed as [...]

Posted Under: Food!

On MomsRising Radio This Week:

Posted September 14, 2014 by Kristin

Radio! On the radio show this week, first up we hear from the researcher whose data sparked a New York Times article with this title: "The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus --- A Child Helps Your Career, if You’re a Man."    Our next segment covers former Raven's player, Ray Rice, domestic violence, and masculinity [...]

Posted Under: radio

#FoodFri Tweetchat: The EmpowerMEnt Challenge

Posted September 12, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat In my home, September is a time for new beginnings! The kids are preparing for a new school year. We're shopping for new school clothes. And, new schedules are started. Notice, most of these changes were instituted because of the children. This year I decided to start something new for me.   I joined The [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Back to School, Back to Recess

Posted September 12, 2014 by Jill Vialet

We are in the fourth week of school here in Oakland, California. Waking up is getting a little easier for the kids and the rush out the door, though still chaotic, is starting to feel normal again. But at the end of the school day, the kids are still a little like the Seven Dwarfs: [...]