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MamásConPoder.org: A Dream in the Making

June 3, 2014
In May of 2006 I co-founded MomsRising with a mission of creating a multicultural movement of mothers – and of everyone who has ever had a mother! – to advance family economic security and to end discrimination against mothers. Since then, MomsRising has grown to a million members nationwide, including members in every state in our nation, who according to an analysis we commissioned, mirror the U.S. Census in terms of race and ethnicity.
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MamásConPoder.org: Un Sueño Haciéndose Realidad

June 2, 2014
En Mayo de 2006 fui cofundadora de MomsRising con la misión de crear un movimiento multicultural de madres – ¡y de todos los que hayan tenido una mamá! – para ayudar al avance de la seguridad económica familiar y para poner fin a la discriminación contra las madres. Desde entonces, MomsRising ha...
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Maine Says No to Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison

June 29, 2015
Maine could soon become the first state in 2015 to limit the shackling of pregnant women in prison. The bill against shackling is a priority for the Maine Alliance for Reproductive Freedom and an integral part of the ACLU of Maine ‘s focus on criminal justice reform. Twenty-one other states and the...
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Joy and Hope, Courage and Strength

June 28, 2015
I still cannot believe that I am married in 50 states. When my wife and I married, nearly nine years ago, we did so in the only place where it was legal. It was still a really big deal when the pastor said, "By the power vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts..." And today the echo of...
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Great BREAKING news: Healthcare is here to stay!

June 25, 2015
We won! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor the Affordable Care Act , keeping the financial assistance that keeps health insurance affordable under King v. Burwell! Over 10,000 MomsRising members like YOU signed on to our People’s Brief to stand with the millions of Americans whose healthcare was...
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Take Down The Confederate Flag EVERYWHERE!

June 23, 2015
We all know moms and educators like Sharonda Singleton-Coleman. At school she was running "cheek to cheek" with the students on her track team, pushing and motivating them to be the best they can be. At home she was being an amazing mother: raising teens, loving them, praying for them, smiling, and, (of course) hiding the TV remote so they didn’t have too much screen time. While this mother of three gave life and nurtured so many, her life was taken when she and eight others were gunned down in a vicious act of racial terrorism, the kind that has for too long been glorified by the iconography of the Confederate flag. It's time to take the confederate flags down. No child should lose their mother to racial terrorism. All families should be protected by our nation's promise of liberty and justice for all.
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Fast-casual ways to protect your health

June 23, 2015
Across the country, consumers are standing up for public health by speaking out against the overuse of antibiotics in factory farming and as a result, the industry is changing. The following fast-casual restaurants have taken action to transition away from serving meat raised with antibiotics. By...
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“We Just Came for a Birthday Party”

June 19, 2015
We just came for a birthday party,” pleaded one Black male teen that had been forced to the floor. I watched the video from Craig Ranch North Community Pool in McKinney, Texas four times. Honestly, when I first saw the video I thought it was a joke. With the overly excited officer doing a jump and...
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PUSH!

June 19, 2015
Deirdra Reed is a Senior Organizer at the Center for Community Change. Deirdra reflects here on the tragic shooting at the historic Charleston Church and the birthing of a black movement. When my sister-in-law was pregnant with her first child, she drove me crazy, calling me at all hours to tell me...
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13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

June 19, 2015
For Father's Day, let's honor dads by protecting key low-income tax credits that help 13 million working fathers and their families.
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