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After the Storm

November 29, 2016
One bright afternoon of this August in our neighborhood playground, an older child—probably 5 or 6 years old— threatened my 3-year-old son, saying “Trump will kick you out of here when he becomes President.” That was the first time my son learned about the election. We didn't talk about it at home...
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MomsRising on President-Elect Trump’s Appointments

November 29, 2016
Taken together, President-Elect Trump’s appointments to date present a significant threat to our democracy, to the people of our country, and to our economy: · Rep. Tom Price , nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act a landmark goal of his...
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The Emboldened Political Landscape

November 21, 2016
Without a doubt, our nation is divided, and it should no less, encourage us to love, unite, and make small efforts of kindness, a daily act upon which we show the next generation resilience. As a school district employee, I strive to foster the conditions for this kindness, in order to nourish the...
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Conversation resources for post-election gatherings

November 18, 2016
How are you doing after this chaotic, exhausting, rollercoaster of an election? We’re hearing from many MomsRising members who are still reeling and looking for community and ways to be engaged. We’re hearing that they feel an urgency to meet and connect in person with others in order to take stock...
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Talking to Our Kids about the Elections: Five Suggestions based on the Golden Rule

November 15, 2016
The US election results came as a shock to my teenage daughters: they cried, and once their tears had dried, they had a lot of questions for me. My 17-year-old and 19-year-old said they had decided that it was time for them to get more involved: this came as a real surprise to me in the case of my...
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Como Hablarle a Nuestros Hijos Sobre los Resultados de las Elecciones.

November 9, 2016
Anoche, mientras los noticieros analizaban estadísticas y hacían sus predicciones sobre las elecciones, mi correo electrónico y mi redes sociales se inundaron con mensajes y preguntas de padres con la misma preocupación. Todos estaban anticipando el tipo de conversación que tendrían con sus hijos...
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Protecting Our Kids From Bullying and Harassment

November 11, 2016
We are hearing from parents of school-aged children across the country who are feeling anxious as a result of the election. Parents who are struggling with how they can make sure the children in their communities feel safe in the face of increased bullying and harassment in schools. We hear your...
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After the Election

November 10, 2016
When the heroes of the civil rights movement persevered in their struggle, they did so against long odds, and knowing their victories would be long in the making. Women seeking the franchise fought for decades. They persisted in their cause because it was essential – and right. Our cause at the...
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Our Work Continues

November 10, 2016
This was a hard election cycle. Nationwide, many were distressed and turned off by the tenor of the campaigns. And today, while millions of Americans celebrate, millions more feel defeated. But regardless of which candidate you supported and whether you’re celebrating or somber today, this fact...
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November 9th, 2016: Moving Forward Families to be Stronger Together

November 9, 2016
This morning we woke up to a very different world than the one we woke up to yesterday. So many questions linger in the air, and the uncertainty of what happens next is weighing on all of our minds. The biggest weight on my shoulders today is how do I explain this to my son? How can someone who...
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