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Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

July 3, 2015
I am 18 years old -- an age where the world seems to have decided that I should no longer be coddled under the domain of childhood. I feel as if I'm suffering from 'growing pains' now more than ever; last year at this time I was worrying about finding a date for prom, and now all of a sudden I...

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MomsRising Applauds Bree Newsome for Removing Confederate Flag at South Carolina Capitol Building

July 2, 2015
Over the weekend, an educator and activist named Bree Newsome scaled the 30ft flag pole at the South Carolina State Capitol Building and removed the confederate flag. fully supports Bree’s actions and is joining the growing chorus of organizations to call for all charges against Ms...

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What do we do after antibiotics?

July 1, 2015
Science Writer Maryn McKenna gave an excellent TedTalk about the looming antibiotics crisis, how we got here and what comes next. This is what I learned.

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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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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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