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Latinas Join Campaign Urging to Pass Common Sense Gun Laws, Protect Families

Posted March 10th, 2013 by

The growing Latino demographic in our country, along with their demonstrated voting power, is poised to push legislators to favor stronger gun safety laws. And within the Latino community, women, especially mothers, are likely to be at the forefront in calling on Congress to protect our nation’s children against gun-related violence. That’s why Latina moms, [...]

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President Obama’s immigration speech in Vegas; thinking about families and our nation’s economy

Posted February 3rd, 2013 by

What happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas. Earlier this week, in a crammed high school basketball stadium in Las Vegas, I heard President Obama speak about the need to finally, truly fix our broken immigration system so that it’s fair and also brings economic strength to our entire nation.  Right now, too many families and businesses in the United States are suffering because we lack [...]

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Immigrants are People Who Move

Posted February 1st, 2013 by

For my grandmother, Obdulia Olivella, moving was a part of life. She was born in El Salvador and moved to Panama as a young woman to help her U.S.-born husband start a business. Over the next couple of decades, they would move with four children in tow to the United States, back to Panama, then to Venezuela and ultimately [...]

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“I don’t want to leave my school and this country.”

Posted January 31st, 2013 by

As I listened to the barrage of news this week on immigration, I kept thinking about an 8-year-old girl I met in Georgia in 2011. Melanie is a star student and Girl Scout.  Her mother bravely spoke to a group of women delegates about how Georgia’s treatment of immigrants was affecting families.  Melanie clung to her mother and cried while her [...]

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Embracing Our American Values: A MomsRising Blog Carnival on Protecting Family Unity, Strengthening Communities and Ensuring a Thriving Economy with the Contributions of Immigrants

Posted December 12th, 2012 by and

This blog carnival was published on December 10th, 2012, and updated with additional blog posts on December 12th, 2012. As we commemorate today’s anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, MomsRising is pleased to launch a blog carnival to further the national dialogue on the urgent need [...]

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Latina Moms Leading their Families to the Voting Booth

Posted October 15th, 2012 by

Originally posted on the Miami Herald Teresa Rey is one of the millions of mothers across the nation who carefully watched the first presidential debate of 2012. In a snap shot, it is fair to say that Teresa felt frustrated with the moderator’s lack of questions around family economic security issues. Questions about unfair wages [...]

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A Surprising Issue Will Change the Way Moms Vote in 2012

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by

This op-ed originally appeared in ABC News / Univision. Lily Eskelsen is a mother, grandmother and teacher with 20 years of classroom experience. While she’s not an immigrant, she has passionate views on immigration because many of her students have dealt with the struggles of being undocumented. “Some of those kids live in the shadows [...]

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DREAMers: Mothers look forward to your success with the Deferred Action process, and we urge caution when applying !

Posted August 10th, 2012 by

While we continue the momentum towards passage of the DREAM Act, mothers across the country are standing in support of the 1.76 million immigrant youth who will be able, starting August 15, 2012, to seek a form of administrative relief from deportation. This first step in the long-awaited deportation relief for youth who came to our country [...]

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Georgia’s New Anti-Immigrant Law – Writings from the Women’s Delegation Traveling to Atlanta to Expose Human Rights Violations

Posted September 27th, 2011 by

Welcome to the MomsRising blog-a-thon developed by the delegation of women leaders traveling to Georgia this week as part of a growing national resistance to anti-immigrant laws. The We Belong Together Delegation will hear, and then share, the stories of women and children affected by Georgia’s anti-immigrant bill, HB 87, copycat legislation of Arizona’s controversial [...]

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Addressing Georgia’s New and Abusive Anti-Immigrant Law – Why I am joining the “We Belong Together” Delegation

Posted September 27th, 2011 by

For more than two hundred years, mothers from every corner of the globe have come here to seek a better life for their families, particularly their children. And all of us, newcomers as well as those with families who have been here for generations, want our children to live a safe and healthy life, one [...]

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