Civil rights. The environment. The close of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. These are just a few of the topics that were addressed on the MomsRising blog this past week, and here are some of the posts that we love. Please share these posts on social media with friends and family, and join the discussion in the comment section.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." These words from Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" helped frame this week's program -- standing up against injustice. MomsRising was honored to have a number of experts on the show this week: Kety Esquivel, media guru, principal of Esquivel McCarson Consulting and lead organizer of the Latino Tech Pre-Conference at SXSW; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org; Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move! at The White House; and Monifa Bandele of MomsRising.
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Valerie Young, a MomsRising blogger and public policy analyst who focuses on the economic status of mothers and other family caregivers, loves the visibility of mothers during the Olympics, particularly the Proctor & Gamble ad that shows how mothers contribute to athletes’ success. With that in mind, she flags some issues she found in a recent Cosmopolitan article “Why Is It Such a Big Deal When an Olympic Athlete Is a Mom?” Read this post to learn more about the topic.
There’s a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. This sentiment can be seen in an illustration by Paulette Rich Long, a professional freelance artist/graphic designer as well as a proud mom and grandmother. Check out her cartoon that was inspired by a conversation with a colleague on the Affordable Care Act.
Where do you get water for your family? Katy Farber, who helps run the #EcoTipTue chat, proposes this question in her blog post. Read on to find out more about the discussion and the various problems associated with bottled water.
MomsRising member Somer Meade is a college professor who works four part-time jobs, all of which don’t include health coverage. She writes about her experience and the need to share the correct information about the Affordable Care Act in California in this blog post.