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Congress wants to cut Medicaid. Moms can’t let them!

Posted January 27, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Congress is only a few days into its new session and already vital health programs like Medicaid are in jeopardy. Without strong public support, the new Congress may take steps to fundamentally weaken Medicaid, a program that provides health coverage to one in three low-income children and to 70 percent of all nursing home residents. [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Antibiotic Resistance: What It Is, What We’re Doing about It, and What You Can Do to Help

Posted January 27, 2015 by Beth Bell

As a doctor, my greatest fear is to be unable to help a patient when they need me the most.  Likewise, I think the greatest fear of every parent is to see his or her child in pain and be powerless to help.  For too many doctors and parents, these fears are becoming increasingly real [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Who Makes Our Food?

Posted January 27, 2015 by Liz Shuler

More than 100 years ago, after Upton Sinclair worked undercover in Chicago meatpacking plants, he revealed the abuse and exploitation of immigrant workers in the industry—including the tragic story of a worker who fell into a rendering tank. Public reaction to his great book, “The Jungle,” forced federal measures to make food safer—but not workers [...]

Reducing Ozone is a Matter of Life and Death

Posted January 26, 2015 by Lisa Garcia

Ozone, more commonly known as smog, is a type of pollution formed from the exhaust of power plants, factories, cars and trucks. It is linked to lung and heart disease, thousands of deaths each year and up to 1 million missed days of school. Smog, contributes to asthma, a condition that increased significantly in recent [...]

Posted Under: environmental health

'Dumped' Gripping from Beginning to End

Posted January 26, 2015 by Elisa Batista

Title: Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women Price: $12.79 Release Date: March 15, 2015. To pre-order go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indie Bound. Dumped touches a nerve from page one. It touches on a subject that all women know too well yet is too complicated and painful to articulate: the mourning, and sometimes [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

What Happens When a Tea Partier and Gay Rights Activist Come Together?

Posted January 26, 2015 by Elisa Batista

True story: I once set up a coffee between two friends that testified against each other in the heated marriage equality debate in New Hampshire.  Also true: while they ended up friends, initially, I encountered a barrier increasingly common in American politics. The public is so divided ideologically that people won't talk to someone on [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

We need your voice TODAY to raise the minimum wage!

Posted January 26, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Right now, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, which means a full-time minimum wage employee earns $15,080 per year. This low wage hurts our families and hurts our economy. After all, when people don’t have the funds to spend in local stores, in our communities, then our entire consumer-fuelled economy suffers. *It’s past [...]

Wendy's, Soda, and Faith

Posted January 26, 2015 by Joshua DuBois

So what does a soda in a kid's meal have to do with faith?  Thanks to the powerful advocacy of MomsRising, Wendy's announced last week that soda would no longer be an option in the meals that it markets to children.    This is good because sweetened drinks (like soda) are the largest source of [...]

Posted Under: Food!