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Moms Meetups coming your way in 2016!

January 6, 2016
It’s the New Year and we've got a new experiment we'd like to do with you (yes, you!). We've had a ton of requests recently to have a way for our members to gather together in-person, offline, in a regular way to talk about important current topics and hang out with other cool, secret superhero...
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New York Expands the Rights of Pregnant Women Not to Be Shackled

December 22, 2015
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law a measure that greatly expands protection against the inhumane and risky practice of restraining women when they are pregnant or have recently had a baby. Although New York enacted a law in 2009 to prevent the use of restraints on women...
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$2 a Day: The Cost of a Fractured Community

December 22, 2015
Join our webinar on "$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" and then comment on our blog. Whether or not you’ve lived in poverty, your perspective on what can help build a supportive community is most welcome.
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What Congress Did - and Didn't Do - Before Heading Home

December 21, 2015
Congress had a big week last week, passing the FY16 omnibus appropriations bill, which included important gains for low-income people, and passing a large tax package that made permanent tax credits for low-income working families. Before heading home for its holiday recess, Congress took care of a few other pieces of business, too. Unfortunately, they also left others to be dealt with next year.
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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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Chicago prosecutor blocked justice for a year

December 15, 2015
No child should fall victim to violence at the hands of those sworn to protect them. Last week, Chicago government officials finally released the graphic video of Police Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. After a year of sitting on concrete video evidence...
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Paring down Paris: What's it mean for families?

December 14, 2015
OK, so Julie and I didn’t actually storm the podium at the international climate change talks in Paris. But we are elated that a historic decision was reached there which lays the foundation for justice and hope for all of the world’s people. The Paris Agreement holds great promise for families in...
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The Education Inequality Struggle

December 11, 2015
This has been a hard year for poor children and children of color in a gridlocked and cantankerous Congress. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted after gutting a strong federal role in education policy designed to protect these children and...
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Pregnant in Prison on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015
In 2012, Nicole G. was left to give birth alone in a Texas jail cell. Her baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and the baby died. This week, the county government decided to settle Nicole’s lawsuit rather than take its chances in court. The settlement “saves my client a lot more...
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Sign the GenderAvenger Petition for Morning Joe to Bring More Women to the Table

December 10, 2015
Lots of people are asking “Will we have a woman president?” At GenderAvenger, we’re asking “Will women have a say in how people think about the presidential campaign?” Right now, the answer appears to be “Not so much.” At least that appears to be the case on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. I watched the show...
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