Blogging for Women’s History Month, CHIP and more in this week’s MomsRising blog roundup
March is almost coming to an end! We are looking forward to spring with so many exciting things coming up. Here are a few of our favorite posts from the MomsRising blog these past few weeks. Feel free to share on social media with friends and family. You can also comment on the posts, and let us know what you think!
Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
"When sleeping women wake, mountains will move." - Chinese Proverb. This episode was all about, strong women - may we know them, may we raise them, may we be them. There was a ton of inspiring guests on the radio show this week, including: Jo Comerford, National Priorities Project; Pramila Jayapal, We Belong Together coalition and author; Christina Swarns, NAACP Legal Defense Fund; and MomsRising's very own Ashley Boyd.
LISTEN: In the DC-area, stations across the country, and anytime on TuneIn's Progressive Voices & on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-through-kristin-rowe/id533519537
WIC is celebrating its 40th anniversary! WIC is a nutrition education program that helps families develop lifelong eating habits via online tools, social media learning kiosks as well as one-on-one counseling and group classes. Read this blog post to find out more about WIC’s anniversary plans.
Gene Lewit, a consulting professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University, believes that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been a popular and successful initiative in states over the years. He writes about how the success of CHIP can be a model for the Affordable Care Act. Learn about the impact of CHIP and Lewit’s thoughts in this blog post.
Did you know that President Barack Obama recently released a $3.9 trillion budget proposal for the fiscal year 2015? Mattea Kramer, a research director at the National Priorities Project, lists the top five things to know about Obama’s budget proposal. Check out this blog post to learn more about the issue.
Courtney-Rose Dantus is a digital media/communications professional, community thought leader and blogger. As the Digital Campaign Coordinator of SEIU, she leads online organizing and strategy for SEIU's Public Services Division and the Union's Retirement Security campaign. For Women’s History Month, SEIU’s Retirement Security for All campaign partnered with other organizations to look at how retirement security could be delivered to more working women. Those who are interested in learning more about the campaign can read this blog post to find out more.