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#FoodFri Tweetchat: MomsRising's Food Power Event is Back! #FoodPower14

Posted July 31, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Happy Friday! Have you heard the news? MomsRising's Food Power event is back! We've teamed up with the The BLK Projek's Not Just Talk, a full-day conference of exciting women working in social justice. During the conference, MomsRising will host a brunch and workshop of fierce food justice women working to protect school meals, increase [...]

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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kid Ready for Kindergarten (And Pre-K)

Posted July 31, 2014 by Mary E. Mannix

Walking at the park with my ten year old during the last week of July, we noticed one single leaf fall off a maple tree.  I have gotten used to the signs of Autumn arriving in stores within hours of a the school-closing ceremony each June. I turn my eyes away and stay living in [...]

Are Texas Jails Safe for Pregnant Women? (Updated)

Posted July 30, 2014 by Rachel Roth

What’s going on in Texas? Jails in the state are endangering pregnant women and their fetuses, despite the state’s professed interest in “unborn babies.” In May, a woman named Nicole Guerrero filed a lawsuit against the Wichita County Jail for ignoring her when she was in labor. Locked alone in a cell, Nicole gave birth on a mat on [...]

Living on $7.25: A Challenge for Us All

Posted July 30, 2014 by Arun Ivatury

Last Thursday, July 24th, marked 5 years since the federal minimum wage was last increased, to $7.25 an hour. It has been stuck there ever since. To highlight just how difficult it is to live on $7.25 – around $15,000 a year for a full-time worker – a host of advocacy groups including Mom’s Rising [...]

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