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'We can't fix poverty without fixing housing'

April 28, 2016
It all began with a snowball. Arleen’s 14-year-old son Jori and his cousin were throwing snowballs at passing cars. One driver took umbrage, slamming his brakes, chasing Jori into the family’s apartment and kicking down the front door. When Arleen’s landlord found out about the property damage,...
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Michigan Moms: Come to a screening of Katie Couric’s new film about guns!

April 27, 2016
The week of May 9th, MomsRising will be hosting free screenings of Katie Couric's new film Under the Gun across Michigan. Will you join us?
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What we crave: connection & community

April 26, 2016
Recently after speaking at a women’s leadership conference on work-life balance, I was approached by a woman from the audience, her eyes were filled with tears. She said while sitting listening to me talk about the importance of building a support network ( read more ), she had a light bulb moment...
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Tell Congress: It’s time to make childcare more affordable!

April 26, 2016
Congress is considering early learning funding RIGHT NOW! Write your members of Congress TODAY and tell them to support a significant increase in funding for high-quality, affordable childcare and early learning opportunities!
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#Radio This Week: Signs O' the Times

April 25, 2016
On this radio show this week we cover the impact of the Zika virus and the opioid epidemic with the U.S. Surgeon General; discuss the passing of Prince and a terrific new book, How Exceptional Black Women Lead; cover tips for stopping discrimination against pregnant workers in the workplace; and...
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When It Comes To Our Nation’s Children, Actions Speak Louder than Words

April 25, 2016
I grew up in a family that was long on challenges and short on money. To be frank, my parents were both alcoholics and had untreated mental health issues, and we didn’t have much money after my dad lost his job in the 1980’s and we moved to a small town in rural MN. Because of where I have been,...
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#MilitaryMonday: Embracing and Empowering Spouses of Our Fallen Heroes

April 25, 2016
What happens when your world turns upside down with one knock on the door? The Special Ops Survivors Network steps in to build resiliency and offer community.
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The ABCs of ACEs #InsideOut

April 18, 2016
Underlying the buzzwords “social emotional health” and “trauma-informed care” is some astounding new knowledge that will knock your socks off if you haven’t heard about it. And once you grok it, it will change your entire outlook on why humans behave the way they do, including kids. This new...
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