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Fact of the Week: Roughly 25 Percent of Demand for Emergency Food and Shelter Went Unmet in U.S. Cities

January 21, 2016
A quarter of individuals and families who needed emergency food and shelter last year in certain U.S. were turned away because of a lack of resources. We need to do better.
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New Jersey Governor Rejects Bill to Limit Shackling of Pregnant Women in Prison

January 20, 2016
Women in New Jersey jails and prisons face yet another year without legislative protection from shackling during pregnancy and childbirth. The Governor chose not to sign the bill that landed on his desk the last day of the session. A spokesperson for Governor Chris Christie declined to comment on...
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Keeping Children Healthy, In School, and Learning

January 15, 2016
Brandon, a six-year-old in the Houston Independent School District, had two working parents until his father was laid off. Brandon lost his health insurance when his father lost his job. Brandon’s mother quickly scrambled to try to enroll her son who has asthma in new coverage, but met some...
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How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016?

January 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden lists among their greatest concerns for the coming year, “Find and stop outbreaks of drug-resistant organisms rapidly and protect antibiotics by greatly improving their rational use among both humans and feed animals."...
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Chicago prosecutor blocked justice for a year. Tell her to resign!

January 15, 2016
No child should fall victim to violence at the hands of those sworn to protect them. Last week, Chicago government officials finally released the graphic video of Police Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times . After a year of sitting on concrete video evidence...
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Play #SOTU BINGO online for the 2016 State of the Union Address!

January 12, 2016
Let's make watching the State of the Union fun! Play #SOTU BINGO with us to help track whether or not the issues of greatest concern to women, moms, and families are covered in the speech. And you can keep an eye out for those fun moments, too-- there are squares for jokes, for who's standing and...
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New Jersey Passes Bill to Limit Shackling of Women in Labor

January 11, 2016
On the last day of the legislative session, New Jersey lawmakers enacted a measure to limit the use of restraints on women during labor and childbirth. The Assembly voted 75-0, following a 39-0 vote in the Senate earlier in the year. It is now up to Governor Chris Christie to decide whether to sign...
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Guns Leathalize Anger and Despair

January 8, 2016
“Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns—30,000. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shootouts. Accidents. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters, or buried their own children. Many have had to learn to live with a disability, or...
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#NHPrimaryConcerns - join the conversation

January 7, 2016
New Hampshire gets a lot of attention these days, with so many candidates running around the state it is hard to avoid the hordes of media that are hot on their tails. However, I ask you this - Are they talking about what you are interested in? Every Child Matters and MomsRising want to make sure...
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#StopGunViolence

January 7, 2016
President Obama is right to do what he can to stop gun violence, and we should all press Congress to do its part.
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