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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 MomsRising.org 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...

I Am a Mother and an Immigrant

April 4, 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. On Monday, I stood in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma because I can’t imagine living with the fear that my son could be torn from me at any moment. In the few hours that I stood in front of the detention...
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I am fasting for families

April 2, 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. At 6:30 am on March 31, 50 women and men gathered at the NW Detention Center to kick off the Washington State participation in ACT. FAST Women’s Fast for Families . Some of us were there because we were sentenced to...

Don't let the NRA choose our Surgeon General

March 18, 2014
For all who have asked: Here is the image and link you can share on Facebook! 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 public health in the past. Many health associations have found gun violence to be a public health issue. Even C. Everett Koop, the legendary Surgeon General nominated by Ronald Reagan, described gun...
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TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to step up today!

January 30, 2014
“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 of the United States squarely put the issues that most affect the economic stability of America’s families and of our nation in the spotlight: fair pay, early learning and childcare, the minimum wage, sick days, family...
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Why Virginia Is Finally Waking Up to Gun Safety

January 27, 2014
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 safety courses and fulfill the training requirement for concealed carry permits over the Internet . In 2010, it voted to allow people to bring concealed weapons into bars , restaurants and other venues that serve alcohol. This year, the 2014 docket includes...
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