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BLAST OFF for #PaidSickDays!

March 3, 2015
MOMentum for paid sick days is rocketing forward! Now 17 cities and 3 states across the United States have paid sick days laws on the books. And…drum roll please…on February 12th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the Healthy Families Act, a nationwide paid sick days bill. But this isn’t a done deal yet. We need your help.
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What Happens When Thousands Support a Brave Mom...

December 9, 2014
This holiday season, MomsRising is thankful for YOU because your overwhelming action to #StandWithPeggy created a powerful scene at the U.S. Supreme Court!
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Send message of support to brave mom at Supreme Court hearing

November 22, 2014
Sign our Thank You card to Peggy Young! — A brave mom taking her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and standing up for pregnant workers across the nation.
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UPDATED: Let's talk about Paid Family & Medical Leave!

October 22, 2014
Celebrate National Work & Family Month with a Facebook chat about the need for paid family and medical leave!
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Can you hear us Congress? #WEmatter!

August 21, 2014
There is an election right around the corner and that makes now the perfect time to make sure that our elected officials in Congress and beyond know that we matter and we will be holding them accountable. Women and family economic security issues are more than just political footballs and talking points. Our voices, and our votes, matter. #WEMatter.
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MILLIONS could lose their health coverage because of one U.S. Supreme Court case

March 3, 2015
Just as the rate of uninsured adults has reached an all-time low , this access to affordable healthcare is under threat again. What’s the lowdown? Well, this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to eliminate the financial assistance for health coverage in about 36 states as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the court rules against the healthcare law, millions will be at risk of losing their health plans and costs would go up for all health insurance consumers. Yes, you read that right. MILLIONS of people could lose their health coverage. To...
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Victory! New Labor Rule Allows Employees Across the U.S. To Take FMLA Leave To Care for a Same-Sex Spouse

February 25, 2015
On Monday morning, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a new rule allowing employees to take unpaid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to care for their same-sex spouse, regardless of where the couple lives. Previously, employees were only eligible to take FMLA leave to care for a same-sex spouse if they lived in a state that recognized their marriage – meaning couples living in the states that do not recognize same-sex marriages could not access this critical benefit. Today, same-sex couples living in every state are permitted to take FMLA leave to care for one...
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On Infant Feeding: Research, Support and Community

February 25, 2015
Can you talk about your commitment to breastfeeding support, and how you began? My interest and commitment to infant feeding support developed out of my clinical, graduate, and personal experiences. As a public health nurse working with pregnant and parenting African American women and their families, I observed infant feeding disparities within our client population. At intake, the majority of our clients would state an intention to exclusively breastfeed; however many clients encountered challenges (e.g. lack of support and limited resources) and were unable to successfully initiate or...
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Let's Defy Breastfeeding Myths

February 25, 2015
My commitment to breastfeeding started as a young mother. I believe it is the best start we can give our babies. My first child was not breastfed because of a myth that my husband had. He believed that the breasts were not meant for that purpose because it was an old fashioned concept. He also believed that the breasts were a means of pleasure. I, on the other hand, did not see things the same way. I relented to his wishes not to breastfeed, but vowed that any children that I had after the first would be breastfed. All of my other children were breastfeed for at least 2 years. I didn’t know...
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Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone sparks neighborhood-wide change

February 23, 2015
Tell us about the Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone and how it began. The Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone is a 3-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to address the low rate of breastfeeding in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville. For over 10 years, District Public Health Offices (DPHOs) of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have been committed to engaging community members in a joint effort to improve the health and well-being of families in high-poverty...
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