Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast. In 2014, I interviewed Rep. Fukumoto [...]
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He came out of the bathroom, bubbling and delighted, his hair held in its pigtails with sparkly beaded elastics. "Don't you like my hair!?" he exclaimed, more a demand than a question. One adult gushed. The other glared, but said nothing. And "nothing" echoed. He tore around the house, chasing his brother, overexcited and rambunctious. [...]
I’ve got good news! After hearing from thousands of California MomsRising members, GovernorJerry Brown and the California Legislature approved a budget that includes important investments in our state’s early care and education system. The budget that GovernorBrown signed includes more than $300 million in investments in our littlest learners, including increasing access, childcare provider reimbursement rates, and improvements in quality of childcare [...]
In case you missed it, last week MomsRising.org and our Spanish arm MamásConPoder.org hosted an #EarlyEdChat on twitter regarding holiday-themed arts and crafts for kids. Our special guest was artist, Kentucky mom and publisher of the Latina Con Estilo blog -- Sylvia Akamine. Among some of the cool ideas that emerged were #DIY sandals, origami [...]