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"We are the leaders we’ve been looking for." ~Grace Lee Boggs All of us. We can do hard things. And we don’t need to wait for anyone to tell us how to do them. Our national rolling hunger strike launched on July 30th in Oakland, CA. This movement is in solidarity with the migrant families separated and incarcerated by our government. It was inspired by the mothers hunger striking inside Port Isabel Detention Center to demand the right to speak to their children on the phone. Let that sink in...
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Rae Steward
As a pediatrician, I do everything I possibly can to keep children safe and healthy. One important part of that is counseling parents on what they can do to protect their children from dangerous products and unsafe toys. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of products that pose serious harm to children, such as toys with small parts that are choking hazards, dressers that can tip over, and products with strong magnets that can cause severe damage if swallowed. Sometimes, these are every day...
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Lenore Jarvis, MD, MEd, FAAP
Every once in awhile something uplifting and amazing happens in Washington, D.C.— and when that special something happens, it’s likely because moms, dads, and concerned people like YOU have spoken out! That’s what’s currently happening with the piece of policy (the Farm Bill) that funds and legislates important nutrition assistance programs like SNAP (or food stamps). We had a victory in June when the U.S. Senate passed a bi-partisan Farm Bill that protects SNAP. We need YOU to help us keep...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
Brainstorm with me for a second….what are some things the moms of America need? -Paid family and medical leave -Quality, affordable childcare and healthcare -Good schools and parks for our kids Here is one thing the moms of America definitely DON’T need: Another GOP-Trump Tax Scam that benefits the 1% and Wall Street and reduces federal revenues so our federal government can’t afford to pay for the things we really need. ***Sign our letter now telling the U.S. Congress stop proposing harmful...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
I've been on vacation with my family in SoCal these past 10 days. We took the kids to Knott's Berry Farm, the beach, the science museum, toured an old warship in Long Beach, visited the aquarium, La Brea Tar Pits, and so much more. A fun, but very full trip. Right before we left town, one of my oldest and truest friends asked if I could help her and her friend Rae with some behind-the-scenes national organizing for hunger strikes they were planning, in support of the incarcerated families who...
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Julia Lam
We know you are busy with summer vacations and in some parts of the country getting kids back to school, so that’s why we provide the top #5Actions for the week for you to review and take action. This week, we need your help in stopping the spread of 3D guns, protecting SNAP, and preventing even more tax cuts for billionaires. We also have an update on how you can help support family reunification. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 1. NO to untraceable,...
It’s no secret that America’s child care system is in need of major reform. Across the country, families struggle to pay child care bills on top of other expenses, and many parents cannot find a child care program with an open space in their neighborhood. What parents might not know is how much the current child care system challenges child care workers. As a child care teacher for three years for infants and toddlers, I experienced first-hand the hardships that early educators face. The pay is...
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Chaley Kirkpatrick
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It’s National Breastfeeding Month and I am fired up!! Why? Everywhere I turn moms and babies are under attack and as we kick off National Breastfeeding Month, breastfeeding moms are no exception. From earlier this spring when Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield reduced reimbursement rates for some of the most common types of electric breast pumps on the market making it harder for women to get the pumps they need,to when the Trump Administration opposed a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the...
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Tina Sherman