There are a number of interesting state bills cropping up across the country that MomsRising members who care about creating healthier communities should take note of. In New York, Assembly Bill 2320b is taking aim at sugar-sweetened beverages which will help consumers make healthier choices for families. The bill would require sugary beverages (like soda) [...]
T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs
Clear and independent universal television rating system that allows for choice in the home. Safe, educational opportunities for children after the school doors close.
"There were guitars and magic cards, talking, break dancing, listening to music, regular cards, just hanging out. There was always an adult teen director back there with you so things didn't get out of hand," recalls Lucas. Lucas lives with his mom and she has to work full-time to support them both. Before Lucas found the Boys and Girls Club, he was home alone until 6 PM or 7 PM every weeknight, and he'd been doing this since about the fifth grade. Studies show kids who go to formal after school programs watch less television, and have higher academic achievement as well as better social adjustment. More »
MomsBlogging on TV & After-School Programs
Take Action!A hat-trick!? In the World Cup!? In the first 16 minutes!? And then… a big win by the USA women’s team who made history by winning their third World Cup in front of a record-breaking audience of over 26 million people yesterday -- the largest TV audience for a soccer match EVER. WOW! But [...]
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 [...]
We had a GREAT meeting with MomsRising members and U.S. Senator Dean Heller's staff in Nevada to discuss working family tax issues, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)! Our members shared with Senator Heller's staff why these tax breaks help families make ends meet, including to help cover costs [...]