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Text, Talk, Act For Mental Health. Because Sometimes Our Kids Won't Come To Us.

March 24, 2015
As the parent of a high schooler and a tween, I relish those wonderful days- the days when my children are so excited to talk with me, to tell me all about what’s happening at school, what’s going on in their friends’ lives, and what triumphs and challenges they’re experiencing at the moment. And...
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Congress wants to cut Medicaid. Moms can’t let them!

March 20, 2015
Some members of Congress want to pass a budget that slashes the funding to Medicaid and makes permanent changes that would deny healthcare to millions of families. No way---moms can't let them!
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Michigan Moms: Help boost working families and our economy!

March 18, 2015
The EITC and Child Tax Credit helps Michigan families in a BIG way. Learn more about these important tax breaks and then write your Members of Congress.
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Afterschool Programs Keep Kids on the Move toward Good Health

March 18, 2015
These days, keeping our children healthy and fit sometimes seems like an unwinnable war. Getting kids to eat their spinach, drink water or low-fat milk instead of soda, and put down the video game console can test the will of even the most determined mom or caregiver. Fortunately, we have a strong...
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Good Food Force Update: Mom Victory! Burger King drops soda from kid's meals

March 17, 2015
This week we're basking in the glow of a huge mom victory -- getting Burger King and Wendy's to drop soda as a default beverage in kid's meals!
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King County Council considering 12 weeks of PAID family leave for all county workers!

March 16, 2015
“When I had my first child I had to return to work within 3 weeks. I was teaching high school science…I only had 2 weeks of paid vacation so I used all of it. I only had a third week off because my daughter’s birth came at spring break.” – Holly, a MomsRising member
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Staying on the March—Right Now

March 13, 2015
Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Alabama on March 21st, 1965 to join Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of the state’s capitol in Montgomery. Millions of Americans now know about this march thanks to the movie Selma and the recent 50th anniversary celebration.
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Four Reasons to Garden with Kids!

March 4, 2015
Soon the cold, slushy days of winter will give way to spring. Meaning ... it's time to think about gardening!
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