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Earned Sick Days for ALL of Rhode Island!

February 10, 2017
The news out of Washington D.C. has been dark and disturbing over the last few weeks, but good things are still moving forward here in Rhode Island – and YOU have the power to help turboboost this important progress. This week, Rhode Island lawmakers introduced legislation that would enable working...
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Price Confirmation Puts Our Nation’s Health Care System at Risk

February 10, 2017
In another cynical, partisan vote, the U.S. Senate last night confirmed Rep. Tom Price to serve as the nation’s next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) – putting our country’s health care system at risk. This confirmation will exacerbate the deep anxiety that moms and caregivers...
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Am I An Advocate?

February 9, 2017
Your friends share petitions on Facebook and maybe you sign them or scroll past. Or perhaps, you have that one issue you feel passionate about. Maybe you’ve joined a few Facebook groups for support with like-minded moms. Does that make you an advocate? If you find yourself spurting out facts about...
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Confirmation of Sessions to Serve as U.S. Attorney General a Huge Disservice to the Nation

February 8, 2017
It is nothing less than shameful that the U.S. Senate tonight confirmed Jeff Sessions to serve as U.S. Attorney General – our country’s chief law enforcement officer. Sessions’ record on basic civil rights is profoundly disturbing. Jeff Sessions’ vision for America hurts our children, families, communities, economy, and country.
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Nevertheless, SHE PERSISTED

February 8, 2017
Last night, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell used an obscure Senate rule to specifically block Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking, and to silence her for the rest of the debate over U.S. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. After this sexist move, he had the audacity to say: “She was warned. She...
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5 Years Without Justice is Enough

February 8, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 was the fifth anniversary of the killing of Ramarley Graham. Five years ago, 18 year old Ramarley was gunned down in his own home by NYPD Officer Haste. Police officers followed Ramarley, broke into his home without a warrant and shot him dead in front of his grandmother...
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Stop Trump's Dangerous Pick for EPA

February 8, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the agency that safeguards our air, drinking water, and regulates chemicals in our environment. It is one of the most important agencies protecting the environment for our children and generations to come. The next head of the Environmental Protection...
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How to Be Awesome at a Town Hall Near You!

February 7, 2017
When members of Congress are on recess and return home, many host town hall meetings so they can hear from constituents like you. Lawmakers thrive on contact from the people who live in their districts to gauge what their constituents care about most. The voices of parents are especially powerful...
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'The Children of America Lost Today’ When U.S. Senate Confirmed Betsy DeVos to Serve as United States Secretary of Education

February 7, 2017
Every Senator who voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education today should be ashamed. They put allegiance to an unpopular and dysfunctional president over the best interests of our children, our education system, our economy and our country – and above the wishes of their...
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Washington State MomsForce: 5 Actions in 5 Minutes

February 3, 2017
Wow – it has been a big week. Families in Washington state and across the country are still reeling from the harmful directives coming from the new administration. Now, more than ever, Washingtonians are counting on the power of state and local advocacy to move the dial for children and families...
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