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7 Steps to Surviving a Fire -- and Thriving

June 6, 2016
I am living in a hotel as we were recently in a fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt and I had homeowners insurance. Needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Fires in homes or burning anything man-made can be quite dangerous due to the leads, paints, and plastics we have in and...
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Local mom speaks out on lead and water safety: "This isn't something that can be taken back."

June 1, 2016
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray visited Tacoma, WA to meet with MomsRising member Betsy Kindblade, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Public Utilities, the Washington Health Department, and other Tacoma parents to talk about the local and national crisis of lead in school and home drinking water...
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Take Urgent Action On Lead in Water Fountains!

May 11, 2016
What young kid hasn't splashed herself in the face trying to drink from a water fountain? My two-year old always misfires just a bit when trying to get a drink, often leaving both of us chuckling. But I love that she drinks water, and she does too. Indeed we've made lots of progress when it comes...
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President Obama visits Flint, samples water

May 4, 2016
President Obama Wednesday visited Flint, Michigan to highlight the federal government’s response to the lead poisoning scandal and to renew calls for Congress to pass emergency assistance for the beleaguered city of 100,000. The presidential visit comes one day after the Coalition on Human Needs...
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Get the lead out.

May 3, 2016
On the eve of President Obama’s trip to Flint, Michigan, human needs advocates and health care experts came together Tuesday to discuss how best to address the catastrophe of lead poisoning in the United States and its causes and effects. Hundreds of participants from across the country...
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A Storm Is Coming Your Way? 5 Tips to Help You Prepare Without Spending a Fortune

May 3, 2016
It is impressive to see how supermarkets are always empty on the eve of a storm. I wonder: If we get overly alarmed and exaggerate too much in the moment instead of being prepared for the long term? Before the recent snowstorm in the Northeast, when I went to do my weekly shopping, I noticed the...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Safer Water, in Flint and Beyond

April 28, 2016
Last month, Congress asked Center for Environmental Health (CEH) Executive Director Michael Green to testify at a briefing in Washington, DC on the Flint water crisis. CEH has nearly 20 years of work in protecting children from lead poisoning threats, and Michael emphasized that solutions need to...
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Flint Update: Good...Not Good Enough

April 14, 2016
There is some “new” news out of Flint this week: Recent testing of lead in the city’s troubled water system shows things are improving six months after the city switched its water source and began adding chemicals to control corrosion of aging pipes. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the...
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Flint and Beyond

March 31, 2016
Members of Congress like to talk about securing the future for our children and grandchildren. Instead, Congress has foreclosed opportunity for many thousands of children because of its irresponsible failure to protect them from lead poison. Congress needs to come back and ensure that all children now threatened by such toxic inaction have the protection and services they need.
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