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Take a Selfie to Stand with Peggy Young!

November 20, 2014
Show your support for a brave mom, Peggy Young, who is taking her pregnancy discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court on December 3rd with this fun action! (Selfies involved).
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Putting the Chips On the Table

November 17, 2014
The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014 which would extend CHIP through 2019, and incentivizes states to work to enroll uninsured (but CHIP-eligible) children. I have the privilege of being one of the Risers taking your signatures (over 25,000 at last count) to Congress tomorrow (November 18) to let them know that you are in support of the passing of that bill. It is a humbling experience and I wish I could call each and every one of you and thank you by name. This is a great thing for our nation's children. Since it first went...
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Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace starts today!

November 15, 2014
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting your chance to switch health plans or enroll in health coverage for the first time, now is your chance! The health insurance marketplace is open again from November 15, 2014 until February 15, 2014. There are affordable health coverage options available in the marketplace and (if there hasn’t been a change in your income) you’ll be able to keep any coverage and financial assistance you may have right now. So keep calm and get covered. Here are some key dates and resources to help you find an affordable plan that works for you and your family. Dates During these...
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Take Action: Our Nation's Kids Need Your Voice!

November 14, 2014
Reflecting on last week’s election results, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the American public wants “ members of Congress who will listen and they want things to get done. ” Getting things done sounds…. refreshing! Why not? :) We’ve got a hugely popular, bipartisan issue that Congress can get done ASAP: continuing funding for the successful, life-saving Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Over 20,000 MomsRising members have already signed our open letter urging Congress to extend CHIP funding. Add your name to our letter so we can deliver 25,000 or more signatures when...
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My #1 life balance secret

November 12, 2014
“Are you listening to your life; what is it trying to tell you?” Renee Trudeau Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and friends as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on work/life balance. So after almost six weeks of speaking gigs and travel, I’m ready to be at home, anchor, reconnect with my family and get clear on my top priorities. One of the ways I do this after a busy time, is by taking a personal planning retreat. I take personal retreats-usually each quarter–to sit with the questions, “...
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New Study of California’s Latino Children Finds Striking Differences in Health and Well-being Within This 4.7 Million-and-Growing Population

November 11, 2014
A comprehensive new study of California’s Latino children paints a complex picture of their health and well-being—and finds striking differences within a 4.7 million-strong population that comprises more than half of all the children in the state. More than 94% of these children were born in the United States. And while many Latino children live in poverty, are uninsured and have higher rates of obesity than their white counterparts, Latino children have comparable access to preventive health care and most of their parents report them as being in “good” or “excellent” health. However, the...
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A Boob By Any Other Color: On Breastfeeding and Privilege

November 6, 2014
I originally posted this on my blog but thought I'd share my thoughts here as well. I'm always grateful for having another platform where my voice and opinions can be heard. This morning, I saw my girl Yanira in my text messages. I was ready to laugh at something funny or be inspired by her hustle. Instead, I got this: Hawtdamb! I rolled my eyes. Annoyed at the obvious way in which privilege rears its ugly head. Even when feeding a child. But then I thought, I want to see what the Buzzfeed article says. Sure enough, it was all about how adorable this image was. The headline read: An adorable...
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Why MomsRising joined with 1,200 organizations for children's health

November 5, 2014
Just as focus is turning to what may happen during the upcoming lame duck session, MomsRising has joined with 1,200 other national, state, tribal, and local organzations to call on Congress to continue funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). That's because moms know how important investing in children's health is for our families, communities, and country. Children's health is a top priority for MomsRising supporters and we believe it should be for Congress, too.
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6 Maneras de Tener Cobertura Médica Antes del Periodo Abierto de Inscripción

November 4, 2014
Obtener cuidado medico puede ser un proceso difícil para entender, particularmente si no domina el ingles. A mis padres no les fue fácil navegar este proceso y por ellos quisiera asegurarme que a nadie le pase lo mismo. Mis padres tienen 26 años viviendo en los Estados Unidos. El español es su primer idioma y al igual que muchos que migran a este país, tienen un vocabulario de ingles muy limitado. Yo soy su traductor, pero muchos inmigrantes no tienen la posibilidad de tener a alguien que les traduzca, particularmente si no tienen la posibilidad financiera para contratar a alguien. Existe una...
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MomsRising #WellnessWed end of the year Twitter Chat calendar!

October 31, 2014
Are you a fan of our MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter Chats? Wednesday, November 5. Premature Birth Awareness Month with Guest(s): March of Dimes Wednesday, November 12. Pregnancy and baby oral health with Guest(s): Children's Dental Health Project Wednesday, November 19. Open enrollment healthcare chat with Guest(s): Enroll America, Out2Enroll, Wednesday, November 26. Thankful for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) with Guest(s): FL KidsWell, FL CHAIN Wednesday, December 3. Flu season and paid sick days with Guest(s): National Partnership for Women and Families and Family Values...
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