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Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

July 3, 2015
I am 18 years old -- an age where the world seems to have decided that I should no longer be coddled under the domain of childhood. I feel as if I'm suffering from 'growing pains' now more than ever; last year at this time I was worrying about finding a date for prom, and now all of a sudden I...
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Radio This Week: #BlackLivesMatter, #StandUpSpeakOut, #Cake!, #PaidFamilyLeave & #SickDays!

July 2, 2015
This show covers the horrible act of racist terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina and the Civil Rights Movement; tips for fighting racism; how to bake a great cake and build community at the same time; and victories with paid sick days, paid family leave, affordable healthcare coverage, and...
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Breastfeeding: Here, There, Everywhere

July 2, 2015
This past Sunday I joined other dozens of mothers for San Diego Day to Normalize Breastfeeding at Kellogg Park in beautiful La Jolla. Yes, it’s the day to “normalize” breastfeeding, not to “protect” breastfeeding. I used to believe that breastfeeding is something that needs to be protected, until a recent trip to Taiwan. I called the island home for 20 years, but I have not visited the “home” for a long time. I was surprised by what I saw during this trip.
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Report Back: MomsRising Members Meet With Senator Heller's Staff

July 2, 2015
We had a GREAT meeting with MomsRising members and U.S. Senator Dean Heller​'s staff in Nevada to discuss working family tax issues, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)! Our members shared with Senator Heller's staff why these tax breaks help families make ends...
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Maine Says No to Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison

June 29, 2015
Maine could soon become the first state in 2015 to limit the shackling of pregnant women in prison. The bill against shackling is a priority for the Maine Alliance for Reproductive Freedom and an integral part of the ACLU of Maine ‘s focus on criminal justice reform. Twenty-one other states and the...
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Joy and Hope, Courage and Strength

June 28, 2015
I still cannot believe that I am married in 50 states. When my wife and I married, nearly nine years ago, we did so in the only place where it was legal. It was still a really big deal when the pastor said, "By the power vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts..." And today the echo of...
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Let’s Change the Tune. Let's Not “Buy the World a Coke.”

June 26, 2015
On January 18, 1971, the creative director of Coca-Cola, Bill Backer, reimagined the drink's recognizable words, 'Let's have a Coke,' and created the iconic "Hilltop" ad. The ad encouraged viewers to pause and reconnect with others around them, over a drink. But not just any drink. It had to be a...
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Healthy Ramadan Toolkit Features Champion Moms!

June 18, 2015
Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection, charity, and prayer for Muslims around the world. This year, Ramadan starts on June 17th and ends on July 17th. In our newly released Healthy Ramadan Guide , in partnership with Values Partnerships and the Muslim Public Health Association, Kameelah...
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