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Working families in Memphis share their questions for GOP debate

August 4, 2015
By Wendi Thomas Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Ten Republican presidential candidates will take the stage in Cleveland Thursday for the GOP’s first televised primary debate. When they do, many voters in Memphis, the nation’s poorest large metro area, will be listening for solutions to...
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My Story: I'm a Grandmother and a GenderAvenger

August 3, 2015
by Bea O'Rourke I'm getting ready to celebrate August 15th, 2015, the 95th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Women finally got the right to vote thanks to those early GenderAvengers who rejected complacency, pushed hard, and risked all for equal places at our society's tables. It has been worth it...
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Mis comentarios acerca del caso de #SandraBland

July 30, 2015
Me llamo Nina Pérez y estoy aquí hoy en nombre de MomsRising.org / MamásConPoder.org y de nuestro más de un millón de miembros para expresar que tenemos el corazón roto porque una madre más ha tenido que sepultar a un hijo demasiado pronto. Ninguna madre debería tener que enfrentarse a esta...
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My remarks urging Attorney General Lynch to investigate the death of Sandra Bland

July 30, 2015
My name is Nina Perez and I am here today on behalf of MomsRising and our million plus members to say that we are heartbroken that yet another mother has had to bury her child too soon. No mother should have to face that tragedy, or have to live in fear that their child will be harmed at the hands...
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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due for New Policies

July 28, 2015
Why does my inbox have messages saying that Maine’s new law against shackling pregnant women is an “accidental win”? True, the governor of Maine let this and a number of other progressive bills become law without his signature, and then claimed to have vetoed them . But if activists hadn’t run such...
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MN at one end, MS at the other: See How Your State Ranks for Child Well-Being

July 27, 2015
The new 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E Casey Foundation assesses child well-being in the states. See how your state ranks.
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What's up with the 'DARK Act'?

July 27, 2015
There are two names for H.R. 1599 : The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. There’s no doubt in my mind which is the more accurate. The proposed law would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent families from getting more...
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Lying to My Daughter

July 24, 2015
My daughter has feared police for a long time. Every time a cop would drive past or pull alongside us at a stop light she would get panicky. I would shake my head and dismissively ask her what was wrong. Her response was always that the police scared her; mine was that she was doing nothing wrong...
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“I’m going to light you up!”

July 24, 2015
Sandra Bland shouldn’t be dead. No mother should have to fear a loved one is harmed at the hands of those charged with protection. The pattern of racial profiling and police brutality in our nation must end. * Join us in calling for Attorney General Lynch to investigate the death of Sandra Bland...
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Echoes of Nothing

July 18, 2015
Here's the thing, wise adults: it is not up to the children to make you comfortable.
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