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MamásConPoder.org: A Dream in the Making

June 3, 2014
In May of 2006 I co-founded MomsRising with a mission of creating a multicultural movement of mothers – and of everyone who has ever had a mother! – to advance family economic security and to end discrimination against mothers. Since then, MomsRising has grown to a million members nationwide, including members in every state in our nation, who according to an analysis we commissioned, mirror the U.S. Census in terms of race and ethnicity.
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MamásConPoder.org: Un Sueño Haciéndose Realidad

June 2, 2014
En Mayo de 2006 fui cofundadora de MomsRising con la misión de crear un movimiento multicultural de madres – ¡y de todos los que hayan tenido una mamá! – para ayudar al avance de la seguridad económica familiar y para poner fin a la discriminación contra las madres. Desde entonces, MomsRising ha crecido y ahora contamos con más de un millón de miembros en todo el país, incluyendo a miembros en cada estado de nuestra nación, quienes de acuerdo a un análisis que comisionamos, reflejan el Censo de EEUU en términos de raza y etnicidad. Juntos, somos una fuerza poderosa. MomsRising ya ha celebrado...
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Patient Advocates Speak Up for Patient Safety

July 17, 2014
Earlier this week over 30 national patient safety advocates signed a letter to Congressional delegates urging that a Congressional Committee on Patient Safety and a National Patient Safety Board be created. Each one of us that signed the letter are a member of Consumers' Union Safe Patient Project. Their press release is here: http://safepatientproject.org/press_release/patient-safety-advocates-urg... You can read the full text of the letter here: http://www.jamessproject.com/wordpress/patient-safety-call-congress/ TODAY at 10AM there is a Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Patient Safety. John T...
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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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Are Texas Jails Safe for Pregnant Women?

July 11, 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. Now a woman named Jessica De Samito in the Guadalupe County Jail worries she may face a similar fate. Jail officials are noncommittal about giving Jessica the methadone she needs to keep from going into sudden withdrawal - a...
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The Accidental Activist

July 9, 2014
I am eternally grateful to MomsRising for helping me find my outside voice. It is through the shared space of interacting with this organization that I have come to understand the importance of activism in our everyday lives. I now realize how important it is for us to be involved in the socio-political space and how our inaction can negatively affect society. I am also encouraged, empowered and determined to change the current landscape. Because I am finally aware that the future can be infinitely changed and shaped by the power of my voice along with yours. This post was orginally published...
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Pennsylvania Parents Prepare for a Pulse Ox for Your Newborn

July 7, 2014
On July 3, 2014 Governor Tom Corbett signed HB 1420 into law creating Act 94 of 2014. In layman's terms: In October 2014, all babies born in Pennsylvania birthing facilities will be required to be screened for critical congenital heart defects via pulse oximetry. Congenital heart defects impact one of every 100 births and vary in severity. Since the defect is deep inside the child, it is often hard to tell before the child leaves the hospital that a preventable tragedy is brewing. Pulse oximetry screening - a simple, quick, inexpensive, non-invasive test helps. In all specialties, pulse...
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Supreme Court Wrong on Hobby Lobby

June 30, 2014
Whoa. Did you see the terrible news today? The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled today that some bosses can make your birth control decisions for you.
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War on Nuns? Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS, and Nuns on the Bus

June 30, 2014
Today the Supreme Court voted in favor of Hobby Lobby's "religious freedom" to decide not to abide by the Affordable Care Act and deny contraception coverage to their employees.
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NunsRising! Stirring up Trouble For the Common Good: Nuns On The Bus – The Movie!

June 30, 2014
“Sister, you and your fellow nuns have clearly gone rogue!" -- Stephen Colbert Sister Simone Campbell was 18 years old when she joined the convent and 21 when she took her nun vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Her younger sister and best friend was dying of Hodgkin’s disease. It was the 1960’s and kids were fighting off police dogs and fire hoses while marching in the streets for their civil rights. Simone wanted to join the battle for social justice with a community inspired by the gospel. So she became a nun. Fast forward 48 years. It's 2012. The Vatican publicly reprimands American...
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