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Let's Make 2016 a MOMentous Year for Pennsylvania Families

February 9, 2016
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality...
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A Young Single Mom’s Tips to Help Children Flourish Academically

February 9, 2016
All of us want our children to flourish academically. I, a new American and one-time teen mom, am no different. Recently my son was the only first grader accepted to our local gifted program. I can't help but feel proud. Despite working two jobs and attending school full-time, I managed to engage...
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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

February 8, 2016
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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#NHPrimaryConcerns - join the conversation

January 7, 2016
New Hampshire gets a lot of attention these days, with so many candidates running around the state it is hard to avoid the hordes of media that are hot on their tails. However, I ask you this - Are they talking about what you are interested in? Every Child Matters and MomsRising want to make sure...
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Moms Meetups coming your way in 2016!

January 6, 2016
It’s the New Year and we've got a new experiment we'd like to do with you (yes, you!). We've had a ton of requests recently to have a way for our members to gather together in-person, offline, in a regular way to talk about important current topics and hang out with other cool, secret superhero...
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Celebrate Wins!

Wow, You Did All THAT in 2015? MomsRising WINS!

December 17, 2015
Sometimes it’s hard to see the many ways that small actions like signing a petition, sharing your personal experience, making a call, attending a local meeting, or playing a MomsVote debate game on social media add up over time and make a big difference. They do. Because we are MomsRising together...
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11 and On the Streets: How Angelica Survived, Then Thrived

December 1, 2015
When Angelica Gonzalez left home at age 11, all she wanted was a safe place where she could go back to school. Abandoned by her mentally ill mother, she was raising herself on the streets of her Phoenix neighborhood, never in school, and narrowly avoiding the gangs and crime that seemed to be...
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A Special Match for #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015
You gave thanks. You ate delicious food. You got deals. Now, it’s time to give back! Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of celebrating and supporting the causes that matter most to us – like making the world a better, safer, more just place for women, moms and families. To mark this day,...
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Move Aside Pin-Striped Lobbysts...We've Got New Advocates in Town: KIDS!

November 30, 2015
On Monday, November 23rd, pint-sized advocates pushed aside pin-striped lobbyists and took over the stage to issue their list of early learning demands in Washington state. Can you back them up? While the Governor races to finish his 2016 supplemental budget, Kid Advocates held a press conference...
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Clinton's Proposal for a Caregiver Credit in Social Security is a Great Start

November 30, 2015
By Virjeana (Jeannie) Brown This week, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made specific proposals to help caregivers and expand certain aspects of Social Security. As a caregiver and recipient of Social Security, I believe that it is important for individuals and families to have access to tax...
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