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Representation Matters: Why I'll Show Mom-to-Be My Imperfect Boobs #BBW16

08/26/16
“Right here?” I stuttered. “Yeah. Why not?” To my left, my father-in-law was enjoying a plate of scrambled eggs. To my right, my husband was cutting up a waffle for my daughter. I looked down at my 4-day old baby boy. I smoothed my thumb over his tiny fisted hand and took a deep breath. In front of...
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#Radio This Week: Your Voice, Your Vote

08/26/16
From the Fight for $15 to breaking down barriers to breastfeeding for moms in the military, from ending wage discrimination to getting access to affordable childcare and paid family leave, people across the country are standing up, making their voices heard, and building a better nation for...
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Black Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Joy Of Black Moms Who Breastfeed

08/25/16
Originally posted over at My Brown Baby but Black Breastfeeding Week has me too happy to stay on just one website. Happy Black Breastfeeding Week! Say, look here: I wish to good Gawd up above that there was a gang of Black mom warriors in my corner when I was breastfeeding my babies more than...
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School Wellness Programs: School Meals and Physical Activity at Your Local Schools #FoodFri

08/25/16
A lot of progress has happened to make the school environment healthier for kids. School districts are making updates to local wellness policies, providing healthy school snacks and beverages, and strengthening physical activity and education under the Every Student Succeeds Act ("ESSA"). Join #...
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MomsRising Calls Mylan’s Announcement It Will Provide Coupons to Offset EpiPen Price Increase ‘Inadequate and Cynical’

08/25/16
“ In the wake of public outcry and the threat of a U.S. Senate investigation, Mylan today announced that it won’t actually LOWER the cost of its lifesaving EpiPens, but will offer a discount coupon to some purchasers. Given that the company has increased the cost of this crucial medication 450...
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On Women’s Equality Day, Still Fighting for Voting Rights for All

08/25/16
Perhaps a million women will be left on the sidelines as we celebrate 96 years of voting rights this Women’s Equality Day . These are women affected by felony disenfranchisement laws – state laws that deny individuals convicted of felony offenses the right to vote while they are incarcerated, while...
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Joy As the Antidote #BBW16

08/24/16
Black Breastfeeding Week is a national multi-media campaign celebrating and promoting breastfeeding as a timeless tradition in Black communities. It occurs annually, August 25-31st.
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TANF at Twenty

08/24/16
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the law that placed a time limit on cash assistance for poor families with children and required some degree of work, job search, or training to receive benefits. The new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), replaced Aid to...
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Let's Make St. Paul the Next City with Earned Sick Time!

08/24/16
The St. Paul City Council is voting on earned sick time TODAY! This is our final chance to have an impact on the outcome of this important ordinance.
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OUTRAGEOUS. Tell the CEO of Mylan: It's Time to Bring the Price of EpiPens Down!

08/24/16
“Where’s your EpiPen?” I’ve asked that question more times than I can count. I'm the mom of a food allergy kid. I have the sleepless nights. The grey hairs. The worry lines of that fate. My son, Connor, has had life-threatening anaphylactic allergies to foods—including to eggs—since shortly after...
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