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A Mother Whose Son Was Shot By Police 50 Times Needs Our Help!

March 27, 2015
Mothers in New York State are asking for our help. A group of families who have lost loved ones to police brutality, dating back to 1994, have come together to urge Governor Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor for police brutality cases . Right now, through executive order, Governor Cuomo can...
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Time for Justice for Children in New York

March 27, 2015
Co-written by Melanie Hartzog Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund-New York Under New York’s juvenile justice system a child as young as seven can be arrested for a crime, and a 16-year-old is automatically charged as an adult. These laws are shockingly behind the times — bad for children...
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Get Your Buns Covered

March 26, 2015
Mary first caught my eye as she strode down a busy thoroughfare in a flimsy hospital gown, with the sun glistening off (what looked like) her bare buttocks. "Uncovered” was the message on her sign. She and her friends, Seattle’s Raging Grannies , took to the streets that day, alongside thousands of...
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Text, Talk, Act For Mental Health. Because Sometimes Our Kids Won't Come To Us.

March 24, 2015
As the parent of a high schooler and a tween, I relish those wonderful days- the days when my children are so excited to talk with me, to tell me all about what’s happening at school, what’s going on in their friends’ lives, and what triumphs and challenges they’re experiencing at the moment. And...
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Congress wants to cut Medicaid. Moms can’t let them!

March 20, 2015
Some members of Congress want to pass a budget that slashes the funding to Medicaid and makes permanent changes that would deny healthcare to millions of families. No way---moms can't let them!
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Afterschool Programs Keep Kids on the Move toward Good Health

March 18, 2015
These days, keeping our children healthy and fit sometimes seems like an unwinnable war. Getting kids to eat their spinach, drink water or low-fat milk instead of soda, and put down the video game console can test the will of even the most determined mom or caregiver. Fortunately, we have a strong...
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Good Food Force Update: Mom Victory! Burger King drops soda from kid's meals

March 17, 2015
This week we're basking in the glow of a huge mom victory -- getting Burger King and Wendy's to drop soda as a default beverage in kid's meals!
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King County Council considering 12 weeks of PAID family leave for all county workers!

March 16, 2015
“When I had my first child I had to return to work within 3 weeks. I was teaching high school science…I only had 2 weeks of paid vacation so I used all of it. I only had a third week off because my daughter’s birth came at spring break.” – Holly, a MomsRising member
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