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When Breastfeeding Starts with Dollars and Sense

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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Medicaid at 50: Five Decades of Working for Kids

July 30, 2015
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Medicaid , the program that provides health coverage for low-income kids and families, as well as seniors and people with disabilities. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and the states and provides cost-efficient and effective coverage for its...
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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due for New Policies

July 28, 2015
Why does my inbox have messages saying that Maine’s new law against shackling pregnant women is an “accidental win”? True, the governor of Maine let this and a number of other progressive bills become law without his signature, and then claimed to have vetoed them . But if activists hadn’t run such...
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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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Today's the day! Statewide Day of Action for Medicaid Expansion!

July 16, 2015
“But you said you would!” I hear it from my son all. the. time. He holds me to each and every little commitment—whether or not I even recall making it :) It’s important to keep your word. It’s especially important when you’re the leader of a state with 500,000 uninsured adults. Today, MomsRising is...
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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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Pajamas in the Living Room: What Sexual Abuse Survivors Wish They’d Heard

July 10, 2015
One thing I’ve learned in the time I’ve been blogging about child sexual abuse prevention is that it brings out stories from people in a way nothing else has—not for me, anyway. Friends old and new have approached me to tell me stories from their pasts that break my heart. In one case, I was...
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NC Medicaid Expansion Coalition - Day of Action

July 10, 2015
On July 16th, the North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Coalition which is working toward extending health coverage to 500,000 low-income uninsured North Carolinians in our state is hosting a statewide day of action to encourage Governor McCrory to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...
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Maine is 22nd State to Protect Pregnant Women from Shackling

July 8, 2015
Today, Maine joins 21 states and the District of Columbia in enacting legal protections for pregnant women in prison and jail with a statute that bans shackling during labor and childbirth, limits shackling at all other times, and also respects women’s privacy and informs them of their rights. LD...
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