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Ever since I was little I knew I wanted to have kids. My husband and I married somewhat young, and we decided to try having kids when we were in our twenties, just in case it might not work out if we tried in our thirties. With our chosen professions in the food industry, there would have been no way to pay for fertility treatments if we needed them. When we found out we were pregnant with our oldest child, we were excited but worried about how it would all work out with me going back to work...
After two years of divisive, hateful rhetoric from the highest levels of government, the profoundly inhumane treatment of immigrant families, and the placing of corporate profits ahead of the basic needs of children—the poorest age group in America—the results of Tuesday’s election instilled in many that most precious resource: hope. Change began sweeping across our country this week, bringing a new, diverse set of faces into the halls of Congress, governors’ mansions and statehouses. With them...
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Marian Wright Edelman
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On the radio show this week we cover what’s happening in the race for Governor of Georgia and how you can help address voter suppression; the record breaking numbers of women winning seats in Congress; how moms made wins happen; and how you can protect your ability to vote in the future. Special guests include: Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance, @domesticworkers , @aijenpoo Christine Pelosi, Chair CA Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, @sfpelosi Monifa Bandele, @MomsRising, @...
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Amber Dorsey
Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls , extremists, false information , and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race -- or anything, really -- has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may be swept up in the powerful rhetoric, the vast majority of kids will be victims of everyday, casual exposure . Just by playing a game on the internet, looking up a definition, or maybe checking out...
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Caroline Knorr
UPDATE: The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee Paid Leave Constellation has crafted a sign-on letter requesting that legislators fix the gaps in the MPLP. Please read , sign , and share the letter to help us address these critical issues. When the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 was passed, the DOD touted it as a progressive step forward for military familie s, especially highlighting a promise to expand paternity leave from 10 days to 21 days. We published our analysis of the...
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Amy Barron Smolinski, MA, ALC, CLC
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Jade in California about the childcare struggle and her experiences as an immigrant. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My partner Caesar is Mexican and I am British. It took about twelve years for me to get approved for a green card. And it only took that long because my mother became a citizen and sponsored me. If she hadn’t, I’d still be waiting for my green card. A lot...