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When Breastfeeding Starts with Dollars and Sense: Paid Family Leave & Breastfeeding

August 1, 2015
And we’re off with National Breastfeeding Month 2015! Where conversations about breastfeeding normally start with infant feeding choices, this year’s events begin with attention to a critical factor affecting that choice: paid family leave. Convention suggests that by providing parents with...
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MN at one end, MS at the other: See How Your State Ranks for Child Well-Being

July 27, 2015
The new 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E Casey Foundation assesses child well-being in the states. See how your state ranks.
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How Having a Daughter Made Me More of a Feminist

July 23, 2015
We want better for our children than we had for ourselves. I want my daughter to grow up seeing female thought leaders as part of the dialogue, so that she knows to aspire. We need her generation to be seeing women in the public sphere — as lawmakers, professors, scientists, and writers — so that they know the possibilities. Let’s make sure that women are an equal part of leading this country if only to make it obvious to little girls that they can lead, too.
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The Minimum Wage hasn't been raised for 6 years! Let's change that!

July 20, 2015
It's been six years since the U.S. Congress raised the federal minimum wage. Six years since hard-working moms and dads have seen a raise on their $15,080/year salary. It's time for moms to change this!
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RSVP: FREE family fun event at Hattiesburg, MS Zoo on July 25th!

July 17, 2015
You’re invited to our celebration in Hattiesburg! RSVP by clicking this link to join MomsRising volunteers and friends on July 25th, 10:30 am at the Hattiesburg Zoo to thank Mayor DuPree and City Council members for for their leadership on children’s health in Mississippi! The event is free (a...
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New York Moms Move Mountains!

July 17, 2015
Moms made history in New York last week. After years and months of urging by a committed group of women, Governor Cuomo appointed a special prosecutor for police killing of civilians last week. No mother should have to fear losing a loved one at the hands of those charged with protecting them. And...
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Michigan Moms: RSVP To a Meeting with Senator Stabenow

July 16, 2015
Can you join me and other moms from the Detroit area for a meeting with Senator Stabenow and her staff on July 22nd?
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RSVP: All Hands on Deck for Pregnant Workers' Rights!

July 14, 2015
Make a splash with us on Capitol Hill! RSVP today to reserve your sailor hat.
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Be Smart about your Birth Control

July 12, 2015
Don’t be Misled by Insurance Company Fine Print or Customer service phone reps! A recent study by Northwest Health Law Advocates and NARAL Pro Choice Washington indicates some insurance companies are still hassling women about our birth control options and throwing obstacles in our way. Learn how...
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Fact of the Week: Half of Children in Public Schools are Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch

July 10, 2015
Just over half of public school children are in families with near-poverty income levels that make them eligible for free or reduced lunch. See where your state stands and what you can do to help kids get nutritious meals during summer, too.
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