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I almost died in childbirth. Then I was fired.

December 20, 2015
This is the story of Danelle, a MomsRising volunteer whose personal story clearly shows how much we need a national paid family leave program. Please read it and join us to make a difference for Danelle and all families! *** A few years ago, I almost died during the birth of my second child. My daughter spent a month in the NICU and I had a long, painful recovery. The unexpected expense of early delivery and lengthy hospital stays put tremendous financial strain on our family.
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Take Action You Must!

Tell Congress: Paid Leave is a Real Life Saber!

December 19, 2015
Together we're a powerful *force* for women and families!
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Celebrate Wins!

Wow, You Did All THAT in 2015? MomsRising WINS!

December 17, 2015
Sometimes it’s hard to see the many ways that small actions like signing a petition, sharing your personal experience, making a call, attending a local meeting, or playing a MomsVote debate game on social media add up over time and make a big difference. They do. Because we are MomsRising together...
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Make New York Next!

December 16, 2015
Memories of warm weather might be fading, but what is NOT fading is the need for paid family leave in New York state! The momentum is growing, but we can’t take anything for granted. Take a quick moment right now, before our thoughts turn entirely to the holidays, to send a quick message to NY...
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Keystone Moms: Make Pennsylvania the State of Motherly Love!

December 14, 2015
As a mom of two young and very rambunctious kids, I consider it a personal victory if we all make it out of the house wearing shoes each morning. So I totally understand how for many folks like me, the political ramblings taking place in Harrisburg can feel like a distant animal … interesting to...
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A Special Match for #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015
You gave thanks. You ate delicious food. You got deals. Now, it’s time to give back! Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of celebrating and supporting the causes that matter most to us – like making the world a better, safer, more just place for women, moms and families. To mark this day,...
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Skip the Black Friday Frenzy – Watch "The Raising of America" Instead

November 25, 2015
Skipping the Black Friday frenzy? Or just looking for a worthwhile way to unwind from a jam-packed Thanksgiving? Watch "The Raising of America" –– a groundbreaking film about why so many American children are faring so poorly and what we can do about it –– for free online until November 30th!
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Support Moms on Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2015
This weekend support these mom-owned businesses for Small Business Saturday!
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Conversation Cafe with Marco Rubio

November 10, 2015
I had a chance to spend some time with Marco Rubio - he gave us some insight on where he stands on important issues like paid leave, immigration and increasing the minimum wage.
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Victoria Chao: Valuing Voices and Catching Up

November 4, 2015
by Victoria Chao We’re at a point in history where it’s actually pretty good to be a young woman in the professional world. It’s remarkable to think that we live in a world where: Paid maternity leave is a national conversation. As I’m writing this, the second most popular column in The Washington...
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