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On Jan. 6, 2022, Ms. Magazine published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with MomsRising partner, Women’s Economic Justice Director and The Century Foundation Senior Fellow Julie Kashen: The U.S. Is in Urgent Need of Childcare Solutions. Build Back Better Would Be a Game-Changer In the opinion, we had the honor of sharing child care stories from MomsRising, Family Forward Oregon , and Community Change families: Julie, a teacher scrambling for care for her toddler Arielle, a veterinarian...
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On the radio show this week, we cover the ways in which our democracy is under attack and how we can fight back; as well as the latest with the pandemic, childcare and schools closing, and legislation to lift us all (Did someone say Build Back Better Act?); and we also cover how we can elect the best candidates possible— or how you can even run for office yourself. *Special guests include: Jana Morgan, Declaration for American Democracy, @DFADCoalition; Melissa Boteach, National Women’s Law...
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I’m a mom from Queens, NY. I’ve always relied on child care to take care of my children while I worked outside the home. I know all too well how expensive it is, and how many parents are left with few options that are affordable and in their communities. I was one of the unfortunate parents who lost their child care when our center permanently closed due to COVID. I know that families all over New York State are suffering – child care across our state is unaffordable and many times, not...
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Diana Limongi
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Right now, the United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world, with major racial disparities with Black women losing their lives at 3 to 4 times more than the rate of white women due to maternity-related causes, independent of age, economic background, or education. This is a fact that has not changed for several decades.
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Tina Sherman
Many of us had a pit in our stomach as we watched the arguments last month at the U.S. Supreme Court on the fate of Roe v. Wade. Those justices will decide whether millions of people will lose access to abortion and the reproductive care they need. It’s past time for lawmakers to act to protect our reproductive rights!
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It’s the first #5Actions of 2022: Last year, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, we did some amazing things together. You took over 1,400,000 actions, made 60,000+ phone calls, submitted over 4,000 letters to the editor, and so much more. Now, in 2022, there’s more work to be done to build the care infrastructure we all need in the Build Back Better programs, including maternal health equity, childcare and Pre-K, paid family and medical leave, extend the monthly Child Tax Credit checks,...
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Sue Anne Reed
On the radio show this week, we cover what’s really going on with the Build Back Better Act right now, including the Child Tax Credit, paid family/medical leave, childcare, and pre-K. We also dive into the latest on women and the economy and cover the fight for voting rights. All through the show, we share how YOU can make an impact to help move public policy forward that lifts everyone — and why no matter what’s happening, there’s still hope! Our special guests include: Olivia Golden, Center...
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Are you eager to be a more powerful and effective advocate for parents and families in Allegheny County? Eager to learn more about the challenges facing working families, and how to engage your community, legislators, and even the media? We've got you covered! MomsRising is launching a new leadership program for parents and caregivers in Allegheny County. Check it out here! This is a doable experience that will fit into your busy schedule. Fellows will participate in monthly meetings and...
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Whatever our background, color, or zip code, in America we value our freedom: the freedom to have a say in our elections, to have our voices heard, and to have our votes counted! Our nation is better and stronger when each and every person is engaged in the future of our country through voting. And right now is a critical time for our democracy.
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