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#MilitaryMonday: Why Military Spouses Can't Have it All

September 26, 2016
In mid-July, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) published the first in a three-part series regarding military spouse employment, titled The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent. The purpose of the study was: “to outline some of the...
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Two Black fathers shot dead for nothing.

September 23, 2016
Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina, had been waiting in his car for his son to arrive home from school, and Terence Crutcher, of Tulsa, Oklahoma had been waiting at the side of the road after his truck stalled. Both men are now dead, wrongfully gunned down by police. Both are Black men...
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MomsRising on the Police Murders of Keith Lamont Scott, Tyre King and Terence Crutcher

September 21, 2016
No mom or dad, no son or daughter, should ever have to fear a loved one could come to harm at the hands of those charged with protecting them. Yet look at the headlines. Thirteen-year-old Tyre King, as well as Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher, both fathers, were killed by police just this week...
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One Minute Justice

September 14, 2016
Recently, I addressed the NC Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice public hearing held in Wilmington, NC, advocating raising the age from 16 to 18 years old for prosecution under the adult justice system. There are only 2 states that prosecute 16- and 17-yr-olds as adults, North...
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Tell Companies: Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!

March 30, 2016
Parents, schools, companies, public spaces ... we all have a role to play when it comes to promoting the health of our kids. This year MomsRising is paying special attention to the role of marketing on kids. Ads regularly target our kids when we're not around. While many companies have taken steps...
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Digital Marketing

October 19, 2015
Companies target our kids with apps, digital coupons and more, often when parents aren't around. This changes the game when it comes to parent ability to control what our kids see and eat, and is a powerful reminder of why companies need to back parents up when it comes to promoting the health of...
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Tips on Healthy School Fundraisers

October 19, 2015
School fundraisers don't have to focus on junk food! Parents know: kids have just as much fun running, walking, dancing, doing service projects and more! Check out some ideas below. Concerned about fundraisers in your school? Get involved by talking to the principal and PTA. Indeed, many schools...
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Join your Local Wellness Committee!

October 19, 2015
A local school Wellness Policy is a "written document of official policies that guide a local educational agency (LEA) or school district's efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students' health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity...
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