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Victory for Moms! Tide Agrees to Reformulate!

Posted January 29th, 2013 by

You did it! Procter & Gamble has just agreed to reformulate Tide and Tide Free & Gentle to drastically reduce the levels of the cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane! Learn more. In just one short year, you moved the biggest consumer product company on the planet to make this change.  Together, we not only made a difference [...]

Posted Under: H: Environmental Health

Voices from the March on Washington for Gun Control

Posted January 26th, 2013 by
Posted Under: Anti-Violence

Boys Need Help with Body Image, Too

Posted January 14th, 2013 by

I vividly remember once overhearing my then-six-year-old son’s friend asking how he could get six-pack abs. I was shocked that these young boys were so concerned with their appearance and so aware of what the media was pushing as the ideal male body.  Of even more concern, a strong desire to look good leads boys [...]

Posted Under: H: Health Care

There’s Still Time to Keep Kids From Falling off the Cliff

Posted December 29th, 2012 by

With New Year’s fast approaching, the “fiscal cliff” puts billions of dollars of critical investments for children at risk. If policy makers do nothing, millions of children could be pushed into poverty with the expiration of improvements to the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Families with an income of less than [...]

Children Take their “Wish for the Holidays” to Capitol Hill

Posted December 19th, 2012 by

By Emily Butera, Senior Program Officer for Migrant Rights and Justice, Women’s Refugee Commission and Kate Kelly, Washington College of Law Distinguished Fellow, Women’s Refugee Commission “Children need to be with their parents so they can succeed.  I just want to be with my family.  Please don’t take my parents away, and I promise I [...]

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Dads Can Help Teens Make Better Decisions About Sex

Posted December 12th, 2012 by

These days, dads change diapers, help with homework, and fix dinner for the kids.  But there’s one area where their co-parenting duties are still often overlooked: talking with teens about sex and sexuality. As mothers, we know that parenting is not just our responsibility. Neither is talking with our children about sexuality.  Still, most research [...]

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Non-Toxic Holiday Shopping Guide!

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by

Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Non-Toxic Shopping Guide has everything you need to make responsible choices without compromising the fun and excitement of gift-giving. With this Guide, you can use your consumer power to tell and show companies that you demand safer products!

Girls Rule.

Posted November 15th, 2012 by

Ladies, we are having a very good year. This election, a record number of women—binders and binders full of them—ran for office, and…best of all…won. In the new Congress, we will have 20 female Senators, up from 17. We will have the first openly gay senator, Tammy Baldwin, in Wisconsin. We will have the first [...]

dreaming of a different kid’s menu, sans fries.

Posted November 8th, 2012 by

Over Halloween weekend my friend and I decided to take our kids to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. We had them wear their costumes, and they had a blast exploring the different floors. (If you are in NYC or come to visit with young kids, I highly recommend it!) My son went ballistic at the [...]

Parents Want Sex Education in Schools

Posted October 31st, 2012 by

Last week I was watching the popular TV show The Middle, and parents Mike and Frankie Heck were struggling to remember if they’d ever spoken to their kids about sex.  “That’s what schools are for,” Frankie, the mom joked. Yikes!  The good news is, unlike in the show, 90 percent of parents have talked to [...]

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