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Let's Talk About the Zika Virus On #WellnessWed

February 8, 2016
We've seen the Zika virus in the headlines regularly these past few weeks. With so much information being shared, we thought we'd bring some experts to our Wellness Wednesday chat to answer questions around this topic. I hope you'll join us , our Spanish speaking Twitter handle Mamás Con Poder ,...
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#Radio This Week: It's Time!

February 8, 2016
The radio show this week takes an inside look at the impact of the federal minimum wage for tipped workers being stuck at $2.13 per hour and discusses a new book, Forked: A New Standard For American Dining ; then we move on to cover the 23rd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)...
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A Muslim Mom's Visit Today with President Obama

February 3, 2016
Today I was very honored to be one of the participants at a roundtable discussion today with President Obama when he visited a Baltimore-area mosque. It was a historic moment as it was the first time in his presidency to visit a mosque in the United States. It was also a personally significant...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: The Flint Water Crisis

January 27, 2016
By now you've probably heard the news. In April 2014, in an effort to cut costs, an emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder switched the Flint water supply from the Detroit water system to the Flint River. City workers then failed to take appropriate measure to ensure lead didn't leach from...
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Fact of the Week: Roughly 25 Percent of Demand for Emergency Food and Shelter Went Unmet in U.S. Cities

January 21, 2016
A quarter of individuals and families who needed emergency food and shelter last year in certain U.S. were turned away because of a lack of resources. We need to do better.
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Authorize Dental Therapy: More kids shouldn’t go through what I suffered

January 21, 2016
Many children suffer from poverty and deal with problems daily and don’t speak up. They rely on other people’s voices to tell their story and I am here to bring up my voice and tell my story. In 2008, I was simply a 7-year-old little girl that should have been playing. I should not have had to deal...
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New Research Backs Up What Parents Already Know: Healthy School Meals Make Sense

January 21, 2016
As a mom, I know that healthy school meals make sense. They nourish our kids’ bodies and minds, enabling them to learn and engage throughout the school day. And a new study from Healthy Eating Research conducted in middle and high schools in Washington State backs up my common-sense mom-logic,...
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Get Crafty! Or Not!

Can the Power of ONEsie Rock the Vote? YES!

January 15, 2016
You might not have been watching or really keeping close tabs, but Tuesday night, our MomsRising State of the Union BINGO card was filled as President Obama spoke about our top policy priorities during his speech including: #EqualPay #Childcare #Healthcare #PaidLeave #RaiseTheWage #...
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