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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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A bright light amidst fear & outrage: a VOTE on DC Paid Leave!

November 23, 2016
The Universal Paid Leave Act is up for a vote on December 6th! Tell the DC Council to do right by the District's families and keep the bill strong & comprehensive for a vote!
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Tips For Healing the Divide By Talking Turkey Over Cranberry Sauce

November 23, 2016
Confession: I’ve been shopping for sweet potatoes and green beans for our family gathering while still reeling from the election. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around everything—including how to avoid unproductive food fights over politics during Thanksgiving dinner and how turn that time into a...
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Why My Immigrant Minority Friends Voted for Trump

November 21, 2016
Although it was often tempting, I did not “unfriend” anyone during this US presidential election. Despite my deep disagreement with President-elect Trump and his campaign, I have many friends and neighbors that supported him and voted for him, and I understand why. Many are concerned about Supreme...
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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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MomsRising on the Selection of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

November 18, 2016
Donald Trump has named a person, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, who has a history of racist, misogynistic and bigoted behavior, to be the U.S. Attorney General, which is the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. Over his career, Sessions has called a white civil rights attorney a ‘disgrace to...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Trump must rescind job offer to Breitbart chief Steve Bannon

November 15, 2016
We have a situation here—and your voice is urgently needed. Time is short. Donald Trump just appointed an "alt-right" leader, Steve Bannon , as the chief White House strategist and senior counselor. Simply put, according to multiple news sources, including the New York Times, Steve Bannon has a...
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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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Protegiendo a Nuestros Niños de Intimidación y Acoso

November 12, 2016
Hemos escuchado de padres de familia con niños en edad escolar de todo el país que están sintiendo ansiedad como resultado de la elección. Padres de familia que tienen dificultades para tratar de asegurar que los niños en sus comunidades se sientan seguros ante el aumento de la intimidación y el...
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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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