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Women Fast for Immigrant Families: A MomsRising.org Blog Carnival

Posted April 8th, 2014 by

Today April 8th, 2014 marks the second day of a 48-hour fast by 100 women who have come together in D.C. to urge our elected leaders to vote on an immigration reform bill that is fair and inclusive of women, children and families. The fast in the “Courage Cafe” tent on 4th and Jefferson in D.C. is part of a [...]

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Hungry for Action and Reform

Posted April 7th, 2014 by

Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet [...]

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I Am a Mother and an Immigrant

Posted April 3rd, 2014 by

Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet [...]

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I am fasting for families

Posted April 2nd, 2014 by

Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet [...]

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Don’t let the NRA choose our Surgeon General

Posted March 18th, 2014 by

I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard about the Surgeon General controversy on the news. Emboldened by its influence on Capitol Hill, the NRA is now flexing its muscles and actively working to derail Dr. Vivek Murthy’s confirmation just because, like many other doctors, he has referred to gun violence as a threat to [...]

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to step up today!

Posted January 30th, 2014 by

“I can remember only a few years back when the MomsRising State of the Union BINGO card was nearly empty. Keep up the incredible work!” –Wendy, MomsRising member Two words you never thought you’d see together:  Historic. BINGO. Tuesday night’s State of the Union address and MomsRising’s related BINGO game were nothing short of historic. For the first time ever, a President [...]

Why Virginia Is Finally Waking Up to Gun Safety

Posted January 27th, 2014 by

Legislating for gun safety has long been an uphill battle in Virginia, where even many Democratic lawmakers are allied with the gun lobby. In such an environment, the seemingly most outrageous proposals stand a real chance of becoming law. In 2009, for instance, the Virginia General Assembly voted to allow people to skip hands-on gun [...]

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Jesús Huerta’s Mom Deserves An Answer

Posted December 23rd, 2013 by

“Durham should be a harm-free zone. Durham should be a safe place for all children.” So said Durham mom Omisade Burney-Scott to CBS-affiliate WRAL in response to the death of a teenager, Jesús Huerta, who was shot and killed while sitting in the back of a police car on November 19th. Jesús’s family, friends and [...]

ICYMI: Our picks of the week! #Top5 Must-Read Posts #TBT

Posted December 19th, 2013 by and

There are so many compelling, interesting stories published on the MomsRising blog every week. Below is a selection of posts we especially hope you didn’t miss! Check them out; we’d love to hear which were your favorites in the comments below. Thanks! #RADIO this week! – Creating Change! From music to legislation to social media [...]

What is the American Promise?

Posted October 9th, 2013 by

Fourteen years ago, my family took the great risk of turning the camera on ourselves, to film our son Idris, and his best friend Seun. In 1999, the boys entered kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. We wanted the best education possible for our son, and Dalton seemed prepared to do [...]

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