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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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Moms Meetups coming your way in 2016!

January 6, 2016
It’s the New Year and we've got a new experiment we'd like to do with you (yes, you!). We've had a ton of requests recently to have a way for our members to gather together in-person, offline, in a regular way to talk about important current topics and hang out with other cool, secret superhero...
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New York Expands the Rights of Pregnant Women Not to Be Shackled

December 22, 2015
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law a measure that greatly expands protection against the inhumane and risky practice of restraining women when they are pregnant or have recently had a baby. Although New York enacted a law in 2009 to prevent the use of restraints on women...
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$2 a Day: The Cost of a Fractured Community

December 22, 2015
Join our webinar on "$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" and then comment on our blog. Whether or not you’ve lived in poverty, your perspective on what can help build a supportive community is most welcome.
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What Congress Did - and Didn't Do - Before Heading Home

December 21, 2015
Congress had a big week last week, passing the FY16 omnibus appropriations bill, which included important gains for low-income people, and passing a large tax package that made permanent tax credits for low-income working families. Before heading home for its holiday recess, Congress took care of a few other pieces of business, too. Unfortunately, they also left others to be dealt with next year.
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