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Woman's voice silenced by gun laws!

October 17, 2014
Horrifying. An anonymous emailer wrote that if Utah State University didn’t cancel Anita Sarkeesian’s speech about women's rights within 24 hours, then he would commit the “deadliest school shooting in American history.”
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"Scandal" champions women!

October 10, 2014
Scandal , the show created by one of the few women writers and producers working on primetime TV, Shonda Rhimes, regularly has us buzzing with excitement on Thursday nights when it airs. And we are particularly excited right now because of how the new season is unfolding. Already, the Emmy-award winning program has taken on: Violence against women Unequal pay Paid family leave (maternity/paternity leave) Sexual harassment in the workplace And gun violence… … all in just the first three episodes! Here’s what Olivia Pope, Scandal’s main character, actually said in a recent episode: “Somehow,...
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Alicia Keys launches #WeAreHere movement with MomsRising, 11 other organizations

September 22, 2014
TERRIFIC BREAKING NEWS! Giant thank you to Alicia Keys for partnering with & others in a big way for her ‪#‎WeAreHere‬ movement!
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Should firearms be presented as wholesome family fun?

August 28, 2014
The news a nine-year-old girl accidentally killed her firearms instructor with an Uzi submachine gun during a family vacation has shocked people across the country and the world. As a bsurd and irresponsible as it is, the gun industry aggressively markets firearms use as " wholesome family fun ." Bullets and Burgers, the Nevada establishment where the deadly incident occurred, is TripAdvisor's #1 attraction in Las Vegas with nearly 1,000 five star ratings, with the user reviews repeating the industry's anyone-can-have-fun-with-guns enthusiasm. Gun safety and responsibility continue to get...
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Gun Owner?

August 3, 2014
“You are a gun owner?” gasped my then sophomore aged son. “I am a gun owner,” I replied.
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A Love for Fathers Everywhere and Their Families – and a Plea

June 15, 2014
I had a father I worshiped. I think of him on Father’s Day and every day. One thing he did not like is this special day for special treats. Unlike for Mother’s Day where he honored the traditions of breakfast in bed, flowers, candy, perfume, I’ll-do-the-laundry (whoops, that’s my special day dream), etc., my dad would have loved his day to simply read the newspapers and watch a ball game or three. Did you know? Mother’s Day origins were a century ago in the passionate desire to remove men from the fields of war, literally. Fathers’ Day actually made our calendars only in the 1970s as a result...
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We called on Senators to Listen to Moms, Not the NRA

June 10, 2014
A few weeks ago, MomsRising asked our members to sign on to our message, "Don't let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General," and confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy at U.S. Surgeon General. Last week on Monday, June 2, we asked members to contact their U.S. Senators to let them know that moms and tots were heading their way to#StandWithVivek and drop off the petition signatures, including yours. On Tuesday, June 3, we delivered their message to the U.S. Senate, urging lawmakers to not let the NRA choose our U.S. Surgeon General, and to move forward with confirming Dr. Vivek Murthy as our nation’s top...
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Tell Senators to Listen to Moms, Not the NRA!

June 2, 2014
Time is short! MomsRising is going to Washington, D.C. to urge our U.S. Senators to listen to moms, not the National Rifle Association (NRA)--and we need you to back us up!
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Women Fast for Immigrant Families: A Blog Carnival

April 9, 2014
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 nationwide movement by the We Belong Together women's coalition, in which 1,500 women in 35 states fasted in 24-hour increments in the last month. Three-quarters of all immigrants to the United States are women and children. 5.5 million children live in mixed status households , which...
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Hungry for Action and Reform

April 8, 2014
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 with these courageous women in DC in April. This blog post originally appeared in the National Immigrant Justice Center website. I’m hungry. Today, I join advocates for immigrant survivors of violence across the country in a 24-hour fast to call attention to the...