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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy Halloween Tips & Strategies

October brings shorter days, crisp apples, pumpkins and Halloween. It heralds in the beginning of the holiday season that will last until January. It also marks the beginning of Halloween candy, school parties and an onslaught of junk food that your kids are exposed to this time of year. Yet, we can avoid those sugar crazed Zombies and go bananas over healthy options! Join #FoodFri on Friday, October 3, 2014, at 1p.m., EST, as @MomsRising chats with @400Moms about healthier Halloween alternatives. Learn strategies that are fun, festive and healthy at this week’s #FoodFri tweetchat. Spread the...
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Yeah, my kid votes. Does yours?

I’ve tried to raise a responsible, engaged American, and I’ve worked hard to make sure she appreciates her privilege as a U.S. citizen to have a voice in our democracy, and her duty to exercise it.
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Affordable Health Care Would Spare Immigrant Women Crises Like Mine

I remember when I first found out I would be unable to have children. My doctor said, “if only” I had only gotten my obviously out-of-the-ordinary menstrual cycle and ovarian pain checked out early, then treatment would have been more effective.
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NC education cuts must stop.

My name is Stacy Eleczko and I am a teacher. Eight years ago, I moved to North Carolina from Florida because of the progressive direction of education in this state. I also didn’t scoff at the fairly significant raise I got by moving here. Now, teachers in Florida with the same level of experience are making roughly $5,000 a year more than me. By the way, they are also one of the worst paying states in the country so that’s not really saying much. Frankly, I have had enough. My husband begged me to stop reading articles about the current budget or legislative decisions in the evening because...
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“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.” ― Marianne Williamson I once spoke at a girls empowerment conference to a group of three hundred ten to thirteen-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a small group of four twelve year-olds talking about their day. One of them was really on fire after learning about civil engineering, and she was inspired to share her career dreams with the others. I could see her face quickly shift from a state of open excitement and joy to one of embarrassment and...
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Is Your Child At Risk? One in Three Schoolkids Are in a Chemical Danger Zone

We insist our kids wear bike helmets and seatbelts, and look both ways before crossing the street. We demand playground equipment that’s safe and schoolrooms without lead paint. So did you ever imagine when you send your child to school that he or she could be in the vulnerability zone of a toxic chemical facility? Over one in three kids in elementary and secondary school are. At the Center for Effective Government, we’ve created an interactive map tool to allow you to zoom down and see if the school your child attends is in a chemical danger zone; it also shows the name and address of the...
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MomsRising Radio this week: Off the Sidelines with Sen.Gillibrand, Rock the Vote, Author Justina Chen & more!

"Girls' voices matter. Women's voices matter. From PTA meetings and community boards to the halls of Congress, our country needs more women to share their thoughts and take a place at the decision-making table." -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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Texans should support access to care for women of childbearing age

We like to say that everything is bigger here in Texas, but that’s not always such a good thing. These days we have a Texas-sized problem with providing health insurance to women of childbearing age, and that means some babies are born less healthy than they could or should be.
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Good Food Force: Alicia Keys, #MomsVote, Lunch Box Inspirations and more!

Welcome to this week's Good Food Force Update! We have a special announcement this week ... please read on, and share! 1. THE HOT LINE Announcing... #WeAreHere! HUGE news! Alicia Keys just announced she's contributing to @MomsRising & #WeAreHere partners! Find out more about #WeAreHere at: . Let's Get Out the #MomsVote! In most states, voter registration deadlines are just around the corner so there’s no time to spare. Click here to remind your friends to register to vote! Our “Mad Men” era workplace polices--unequal pay, lack of paid family leave, childcare that...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Learn more about Smart Snacks + Healthy School Fundraisers!

Sick of fast-food & candy fundraisers in schools ? We are too! Thankfully, this year most states are turning to healthier school fundraisers . Consistent with the USDA’s Smart Snacks that improve the nutrition of snacks and drinks sold through the a la carte line at lunch, school stores, and vending machines, school fundraisers hosted during the day are getting a make-over! Join #FoodFri this Friday, Septemeber 26. 2014 at 1pm, EST on Twitter While some states are providing some limited exemptions for school fundraisers , many are going with just healthy fundraising options. This #FoodFri...
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