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I’m going to get right to the point. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, and Joni Ernst are working on a proposal to raid Social Security to give income to parents of a new child. This is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. It quite simply doesn’t work. While we appreciate that the need for paid leave has become a bipartisan issue since the last election, the truth is that the Rubio proposal is dangerously flawed for two big reasons: It asks new parents to jeopardize their future retirement...
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Ruth Martin
We are SO INSPIRED by the hundreds of thousands (yes! HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS) of people who rallied last weekend all over the country in support of immigrant children and families! Your voices are making a difference! We have already defeated two very bad immigration bills in the last few weeks because Congress heard the outraged voices of people like you! This week we're continuing to speak out about immigration, and demanding Wells Fargo stop financing private prison corporations that are...
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Karen Showalter
Mass shootings. Nuclear weapons. A robbery at your local corner store. Where do you start when you have to explain this stuff to your kids? Today, issues involving violence, crime, and war -- whether they're in popular shows, video games, books, or news coverage -- reach even the youngest kids. And with wall-to-wall TV coverage, constant social media updates, streaming services that broadcast age-inappropriate content any time of day, plus the internet itself, you have to have a plan for...
The moms of America recognize President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the direct attack on women’s rights and freedoms that it is. If he is confirmed, Kavanaugh would alter the balance on the U.S. Supreme Court in ways that cause lasting damage to our ability to live and work free from discrimination, to get the health care and education we and our families need, and to block President Trump’s sexist, racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda. The U.S. Supreme Court ended its...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
On behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invited MomsRising to attend an invitation-only, HRSA Maternal Mortality Summit, June 19-21, 2018. The Summit was a premier symposium to address the challenges and best practices to reduce maternal mortality in the United States and globally. The theme of this Summit was “Promising Global Practices to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes”. Subject matter experts from the World Health...
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Tasmiha Khan
My father came to the United States when he was about 14 years old, full of the hope that every immigrant feels. He worked hard building houses, raising a family and teaching us to love our country. My mother, also a daughter of immigrants, shared his love and sense of justice. I can’t think of any other way to honor their lives than to stand up and speak out on the tragedy that continues to unfold on the United States southern border. After weeks of separating children and parents, far too...
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Joan Lombardi
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Over the last year and a half we have seen this Administration create and implement cruel and relentless policies in pursuit of their vehemently anti-immigrant agenda--the latest installment being the forcible separation of thousands of children from their parents. Under immense public criticism, President Trump reversed course with the executive order ending family separation, but the order provided no plan for the reunification of families, continued the inhumane practice of family...
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Cecelia Friedman Levin
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We are inspired by the hundreds of thousands of people who rallied this weekend all over the country in support of immigrant children and families! Your voices are making a difference! We have already defeated two very bad immigration bills in the last few weeks because Congress heard the outraged voices of people like you! Now let’s use the power of our consumer voices to cut off the corporate money behind Trump’s unconscionable immigration policies! * CLICK HERE to tell Wells Fargo to STOP...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
While the recent Executive Order on family separation proved (again!) that our voices are powerful when we speak up for justice, it does NOT stop the Trump administration from continuing human rights abuses, like imprisoning entire families simply for asking for asylum, which is their legal right under U.S. and international law. We can’t let up the pressure! We must keep our voices raised, our calls going into Congress, and also our letter writing, petition signing, and our rallying at full...
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Khadija Gurnah
The Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions instituted a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute 100% of people who have crossed between official border crossings, regardless of whether they are seeking asylum, resulting in the wholesale separation of over 2,000 children from their parents who were traveling together. Seeking asylum is a right guaranteed by United State s and by international law, however under the Trump administration asylum seeking parents are being...
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Khadija Gurnah