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Maine Says No to Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison

06/29/15
Maine could soon become the first state in 2015 to limit the shackling of pregnant women in prison. The bill against shackling is a priority for the Maine Alliance for Reproductive Freedom and an integral part of the ACLU of Maine ‘s focus on criminal justice reform. Twenty-one other states and the District of Columbia currently have laws to limit the dangerous and inhumane practice. If enacted, LD 1013 , “An Act to Prevent the Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners,” would provide broad protection of pregnant women’s health and rights. The bill would prohibit the use of restraints on women “known...
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Good Food Force: LGBTQ Bloggers You Should Know

06/29/15
Greetings! In celebration of Pride Month and last week's AMAZING #MarriageEquality victory in the Supreme Court, we're sharing a round-up of some of our favorite LGBTQ food bloggers. Also check out photos from our workshop at the National Baptist Convention, and some tips on how to support some of the smallest, fuzziest and most important players in our food system: pollinators! Please read and share. Have a great week! 1. HOT LINE Top LGBTW Food Bloggers Here at MomsRising we are not just food justice advocates, we're also readers who follow a variety of food bloggers. This month we want to...
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Joy and Hope, Courage and Strength

06/28/15
I still cannot believe that I am married in 50 states. When my wife and I married, nearly nine years ago, we did so in the only place where it was legal. It was still a really big deal when the pastor said, "By the power vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts..." And today the echo of those words makes me weep anew. The echo has shifted: "By the State of Texas..." "By the State of Mississippi..." "By the State of Ohio..."; the power and awe have not. These days are days of celebration, for me, for my family, and for the LGBT community. In many ways, our lives - and those of our...
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Let’s Change the Tune. Let's Not “Buy the World a Coke.”

06/26/15
On January 18, 1971, the creative director of Coca-Cola, Bill Backer, reimagined the drink's recognizable words, 'Let's have a Coke,' and created the iconic "Hilltop" ad. The ad encouraged viewers to pause and reconnect with others around them, over a drink. But not just any drink. It had to be a Coke, a brand that soon became synonymous with happy, vibrant people. Billions have been spent to convince the general public that soda equals happiness. It’s worked. Coca-Cola is one of the world’s most recognized brands. And, they are proud of it. What they will not tell you is that Coca-Cola, and...
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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Budget Threats to Medicaid

06/26/15
There are major Congressional budget negotiations and threats coming our way, especially targeting Medicaid and healthcare. Read our Q & A to learn more about what is happening!
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Great BREAKING news: Healthcare is here to stay!

06/25/15
We won! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor the Affordable Care Act , keeping the financial assistance that keeps health insurance affordable under King v. Burwell! Over 10,000 MomsRising members like YOU signed on to our People’s Brief to stand with the millions of Americans whose healthcare was at risk—and your voices were heard. MILLIONS will now be able to keep their health coverage. But the fight isn’t over yet - Congress has a line up of bills gutting health reform all ready to go. (Yes, you read that right!) For example, U.S. Senate bill 1016 ridiculously proposes eliminating...
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Let's Discuss Restaurant Children’s Meals at #FoodFri!

06/25/15
Let's discuss restaurant children’s meals on June 26, 2015! Join @MomsRising as they chat with @CSP I, about recent actions around the country that have improved (Yes, improved !) kids’ restaurant choices. Let's celebrate successes, discuss next steps, and continue to urge restaurants to do more to support healthy children’s meals. Mark your calendars and join us at 1pm, Eastern, on June 26, 2015 to learn what more needs to be done to improve the nutrition of restaurant children’s meals. Feel free to invite a friend (or two!) by clicking below to spread the word on Twitter! Tweet: Join me as...
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Las Vegas Moms: Can you join MomsRising for a meeting with Sen. Heller's office on June 29th?

06/24/15
Las Vegas moms we want you to join us for a meeting to discuss working family tax breaks, like the EITC and Child Tax Credit, with Senator Heller's office on June 29th. Let us know if you can come!
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Send a letter to your local paper and boost military families!

06/24/15
Help us make some noise that will be heard all the way on Capitol Hill by writing a Letter to the Editor that urges your members of Congress to boost military and working families by protecting and strengthening the EITC and Child Tax Credit!
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Fast-casual ways to protect your health

06/23/15
Across the country, consumers are standing up for public health by speaking out against the overuse of antibiotics in factory farming and as a result, the industry is changing. The following fast-casual restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics. By supporting restaurants with strong antibiotic free policies, we can help ensure that we preserve antibiotics for generations to come. So, the next time you're grabbing a quick bite, please consider supporting the following chains, listed below both by name and the type of antibiotic-free meat they...
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