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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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My heart aches to see the struggle on Skid Row

July 17, 2015
By Michael Anderson The Housing Trust Fund Project team spent much of the last week of June in Los Angeles and stayed at a hotel directly adjacent to Skid Row. Each team member was profoundly impacted by the experience. If you have not been to Skid Row, it is hard to describe. There are so many...

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New York Moms Move Mountains!

July 17, 2015
Moms made history in New York last week. After years and months of urging by a committed group of women, Governor Cuomo appointed a special prosecutor for police killing of civilians last week. No mother should have to fear losing a loved one at the hands of those charged with protecting them. And...

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Fact of the Week: Half of Children in Public Schools are Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch

July 10, 2015
Just over half of public school children are in families with near-poverty income levels that make them eligible for free or reduced lunch. See where your state stands and what you can do to help kids get nutritious meals during summer, too.

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Congress' Year of the Caregiver?

July 10, 2015
Could 2015 be Congress’ Year of the Caregiver? At an AARP Forum on Family Caregiving in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2015, lawmakers recognized the hard work of caregiving. They spoke of bills that would provide funds to help millions across the nation in need of caregiving. The forum was attending...

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Maine is 22nd State to Protect Pregnant Women from Shackling

July 8, 2015
Today, Maine joins 21 states and the District of Columbia in enacting legal protections for pregnant women in prison and jail with a statute that bans shackling during labor and childbirth, limits shackling at all other times, and also respects women’s privacy and informs them of their rights. LD...

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Need a Better Method of Birth Control?

July 8, 2015
Good news! If you recently signed up for health insurance, NOW is the perfect time to talk to your doctor about the best contraceptive method for YOU. Birth control is basic health care for women. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all prescribed methods must now be covered, at no additional cost...

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