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Social Justice, Comics and More in MomsRising Weekly Blog Roundup

Posted March 7th, 2014 by and

Civil rights. The environment. The close of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. These are just a few of the topics that were addressed on the MomsRising blog this past week, and here are some of the posts that we love. Please share these posts on social media with friends and family, and join the discussion [...]

TAKE ACTION: Tell California legislators to share accurate information

Posted February 20th, 2014 by

I’m a MomsRising member from San Diego who is a college professor working four part-time jobs that don’t offer health coverage. For more than a year, I spent every moment terrified and ridden with anxiety. Unable to get private coverage because of a pre-existing condition, I worried daily about what would happen to our family if [...]

I support the FAMILY Act. Do you?

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by

I took advantage of California Paid Family Leave after my baby was born. During that 12 weeks, I bonded with my baby by breastfeeding him as often and as long as possible; I also built a very good milk supply. By the time I went back to work when my little one turned 3 months old, I had two [...]

Covered CA goes bilingual!

Posted January 31st, 2014 by

Bilingual resources are essential in helping Latino communities get the information they need to enroll in new, affordable healthcare options. That’s why the Asegúrate in Spanish campaign is so important for Californians. The website offers resources on coverage options, frequently asked questions, and more. And it gets better! The California Endowment has partnered with Latina journalist and long time [...]

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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 [...]

Texas Hospital Keeps Pregnant Body Functioning: Where Could This Lead?

Posted January 24th, 2014 by

By Barbara Coombs Lee, PA, FNP, JD, President Compassion & Choices Marlise Munoz is dead. She died Nov. 26, probably of a pulmonary embolus, when she was 14 weeks pregnant. But John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas refuses to turn off the machines and let the family claim the body of their beloved. This family [...]

Let’s #Blog4Health

Posted January 22nd, 2014 by

We’ve got amazing news!  As of this month, more than 10 million people have enrolled in health coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act and millions more are eligible for discounted insurance. Yet millions of people who are uninsured or pay too much for insurance, don’t understand they are eligible for affordable or no-cost [...]

How to pump at work like a supermodel

Posted December 23rd, 2013 by

There has been lots of discussion about supermodel Gisele’s breastfeeding photo. I’m thrilled that she is nursing her 1-year-old. I also envy her for being lucky to have such understanding colleagues that she could multi-task like that. For many mothers, it’s not possible to have their baby with them on the job and even asking for a reasonable time and/or space to pump [...]

TAKE ACTION: Have you shopped on the health insurance marketplace?

Posted November 16th, 2013 by

Great news! MomsRising member, Emily, says signing up for health insurance was easy, “I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but when I got to it turned out to be very user friendly and it only took me 30 to 40 minutes to sign-up. And that’s because I was taking my time.”   Emily, a young woman [...]

California Chinese Forums Provide Straight Talk on Obamacare

Posted November 14th, 2013 by

Cross posted with permission from New American Media.    New America Media, Question & Answer, Summer Chiang, Posted: Nov 03, 2013 Photo: Chinese Americans listened and asked questions at one of two Sing Tao Daily expert forums on the Affordable Care Act in California.   The Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily newspaper drew more than 325 people to two free [...]

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