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Centro de Detención: Ningún Lugar Para Niños o Familias

September 15, 2014
To read this blog post in English, click here . Nota de la editora: MamásConPoder.org / MomsRising.org tiene una petición pidiéndo al Presidente Obama y al Congreso estadounidense que traten los niños refugiados de Centroamérica con dignidad, que aseguren satisfacer sus necesidades inmediatas y que les aprueben un proceso justo. Firme aquí . Durante las últimas semanas, las historias de los niños refugiados que huyen de la violencia innombrable en Centroamérica, así como su incierto destino en las manos de los legisladores estadounidenses, ha sido el foco de los titulares por todo el país. Lo...
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Ensure Fair Wages for Home Care Workers for Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2014
Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. It has been almost a century since that historic occasion, and women have made enormous progress toward political and social equality. But when it comes to economic equity, many women still find it impossible to earn a decent living. We all know the stats—women still earn 77 cents on the dollar, when compared to their male counterparts. Wage discrimination is particularly egregious among women in domestic caregiving occupations. Home care aides, for example, who...
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5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

August 20, 2014
August is a prime time to tell your Congressperson your thoughts on the federal budget issues that matter to women, families, and children, including Iraq, immigration, corporate taxes, unemployment benefits, and more.
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La Crisis de Niños Refugiados: Nos duele en el alma… pero podemos encontrar soluciones

August 4, 2014
Estos niños son pequeños, tan pequeños como los nuestros lo son en este momento o lo fueron antes. Están solos y con miedo. Miles de niños refugiados que vienen de Centroamérica están llegando solos a la frontera de Estados Unidos y México sin alguien que los cuide o proteja, muchos de ellos vienen huyendo del crimen organizado, pandillas, y violencia. ¿Se puede unir a nosotras para ayudar a proteger a los niños refugiados? Puede hacerlo aquí: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/child_refugees/?source=blog La edad promedio de un niño refugiado es de 13 años de edad, y aproximadamente el 40% de...
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The Child Refugee Crisis: Our hearts are breaking...and we can find solutions

August 4, 2014
Tens of thousands of child refugees from Central America are arriving alone at the U.S. border without anyone to protect them, many driven from their homes by organized crime, gangs, and violence.
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New Q and A on the Child Refugee Crisis

August 2, 2014
Q and A's to learn important facts about the children urgently seeking refuge in our country.
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Detention: No Place for Children or Families

July 30, 2014
Over the past few weeks the stories of child refugees fleeing unspeakable violence in Central America, as well as their uncertain fate in the hands of U.S. policymakers, has been the focus of headlines around the country. What has been more difficult to follow is what is happening to the influx of refugee mothers who have recently fled to the U.S. with their children, many just toddlers and babies.
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Are Texas Jails Safe for Pregnant Women? (Updated)

July 30, 2014
What’s going on in Texas? Jails in the state are endangering pregnant women and their fetuses, despite the state’s professed interest in “unborn babies.” In May, a woman named Nicole Guerrero filed a lawsuit against the Wichita County Jail for ignoring her when she was in labor. Locked alone in a cell, Nicole gave birth on a mat on the floor to a premature baby who died. In July, a woman named Jessica De Samito in the Guadalupe County Jail worried she might face a similar fate. Jail officials were noncommittal about giving Jessica the methadone she needs to keep from going into sudden...
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Faith above Facts: One Mom’s Career in Sex Law, Part 3

July 15, 2014
Putting faith over fact, 5 conservative Catholic men on the Supreme Court have opened a Pandora’s Box: your boss now gets to interfere with your birth control decisions. In its sharply divided 5-4 ruling in Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS ramps up the War on Women.
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Versos de Esperanza

July 11, 2014
Este blog se publicó originalmente en Lanugo: Latino de Corazón. Tristeza, ansiedad, depresión y angustia son parte de los sentimientos que viven miles y miles de niños, Americanos y Latinos de Corazón, mientras atraviesan la pesadilla de quedarse huérfanos debido a la deportación de sus padres. Sabemos que más de 4.5 millones de familias en los EE.UU. son familias de “estatus mixto” y que para el 2012, más de 200,000 niños ciudadanos habrían sufrido de la deportación de un padre debido a la política de inmigración de nuestro país. Ahora, en las últimas semanas, recalcan los noticieros que...
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