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NYC City Hall: Activists Urge Lawmakers To Pass Right to Know Act

December 12, 2016
Today, MomsRising, Girls for Gender Equity, w omen, trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers anchored a presser at City Hall to call on Council to pass the Right To Know Act. I n communities across the city, women and trans* and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face gender-specific humiliation...
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Keep Pounding

December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show...
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Quick Action Needed: Say you support the Affordable Care Act!

December 8, 2016
When my son was born in 2006, he needed to start chemotherapy at six weeks old to treat a life-threatening tumor. He needed round-the-clock care, so I had to quit my job to care for him, which meant we also lost our employer-sponsored health insurance. We were incredibly fortunate that he qualified...
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Veto of Bill to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement in State Prisons Is Callous

December 8, 2016
The New Jersey legislature attempted to stand up for the rights of incarcerated pregnant women, children and others by passing S51, which would have restricted the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. By vetoing this important legislation, Governor Christie has shown that he has no concern...
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5 ways to start your day (& change your life)

November 29, 2016
My family and I just returned from a whirlwind vacation in California. I loved stepping out of my daily routine and eating new foods, sleeping in new places and exploring new locales. But when I arrived back home this weekend, I felt a visceral pull to return to my favorite morning practices. Why?...
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MomsRising on President-Elect Trump’s Appointments

November 29, 2016
Taken together, President-Elect Trump’s appointments to date present a significant threat to our democracy, to the people of our country, and to our economy: · Rep. Tom Price , nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act a landmark goal of his...
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Make a Quick Call To Speak Out For Affordable Healthcare!

November 22, 2016
QUICK ACTION NEEDED: Speaker Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare or ACA)! Families across the U.S. who do not have access to employer sponsored coverage have benefited greatly from the Affordable Car Act. Here's what to do: 1) Call (202) 225-0600 (Some...
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5 ways to find rest this holiday season

November 15, 2016
Does the thought of hanging lights and attending holiday work parties make you want to grab your sleeping bag and run for the nearest cave? This year–and especially this month–have been intense for all of us. Additionally, most of us have felt over-scheduled, overworked and unable to unplug. We...
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8 women’s wisdom: pearls from Kripalu

November 1, 2016
I’ve been leading women’s retreats for 25 years and every single time I’m humbled and amazed by how much I learn and am reminded of by the beautiful women who show up in our circle. (Read why I lead retreats. ) This past weekend I was at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health —one of my favorite...
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Feeling uneasy? 6 ways to find your way home

November 2, 2016
I’ve been traveling and speaking a lot over the past six weeks about stress management. As I move through airports, workshops, community centers, companies and gathering places I’ve noticed a buzzy, low-grade anxiety and palpable stress in the air. No doubt you’ve been feeling it, too. Before you...
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