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Young people leading the fight for #gunsafety

Posted February 19, 2018 by Kristin

Latest Action Info We at MomsRising are both heartbroken that young people are having to fight for their own safety because our national leadership hasn't stood up for kids yet; and incredibly proud of the young people who are stepping forward for gun safety. Let's back them up! *Mark your calendars. MomsRising is supporting these [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

TELL CONGRESS: Inaction is cowardly. Gun Safety Reform NOW!

Posted February 15, 2018 by Sili Recio

Take Action!I write this through waves of tears. Florida is my home, Floridians are my people. This morning, my heart is again burning with pain and anger over a mass shooting that has devastated families and an entire community in my state. This time, it was at a high school. A high school. As a mother, the [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

I’m ready to follow young people to a better future

Posted February 21, 2018 by ruby

Parkland students like Emma Gonzales remind me so much of myself at their age. I was ready to change the world, and I knew exactly how to do it. I also rocked the same kind of natty friendship bracelets, and even shaved my head (well, part of it). Twenty-five years ago, I helped mobilize thousands [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

On the Parkland School Shooting and Emerging Student Activism Around Gun Safety Reforms

Posted February 20, 2018 by MomsRising

The Parkland School Shooting last week that claimed the lives of 17 students and educators is a national tragedy. Our country’s moms once again mourn that even more people – this time, more children – have been added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic with this horrifying act of [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

More Than Support. How We Can Strengthen Families In Times of Distress

Posted February 18, 2018 by Diana Derige

There is a lot of lip service paid to the concept of family friendly policies. Other times the word family is avoided all together, in favor of terms like two-generation programming, so as to avoid the nuances of what family means. However, whether you say it or don't say it, according to data compiled by [...]

When Trump Attacks Immigrants, He Attacks Our Children Too

Posted February 16, 2018 by Katie Hamm

On my first day as a working mother, my brand new child care provider held my infant son with one arm and rubbed my back with other as I cried. After four months at home with him, I had mixed feelings about returning to work. She assured me that he would be in good hands [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Speak out for people with disabilities and the ADA!

Posted February 13, 2018 by Karen Showalter

Actually happening: some in Congress are trying to dismantle the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities at work, in school, in public places, and more. It's true. HR 620 - the ADA Education and Reform Act - is moving through the U.S. House of Representatives and is scheduled for a [...]

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TAKE ACTION: Sign our thank you card to Senator Heinrich!

Posted February 12, 2018 by Erin Bennett Leighton

Take ActionBecause of you and MomsRising members like you, earlier this week, New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich announced his support for the FAMILY Act and signed on as a co-sponsor! → Please sign our card to Sen. Heinrich, thanking him for supporting New Mexico families! New Mexico MomsRising members were key to Sen. Heinrich's decision. [...]

Posted Under: paid family leave