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Recently, I decided to do something I hadn’t done before. After seeing a post from a friend on Facebook that stated the person was unable to find her name on the voter registration database, I jumped on the Florida Department of State voter page to do a quick search, certain that I would find my name and go about my business. I was wrong. This is the message I saw: I cannot tell you how I felt at that moment. It was a mixture of disbelief and fear. Though I am aware that the Supreme Court ruled...
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Sili Recio
Last month, I represented MomsRising as part of the first ever Grassroots Assembly on Childcare and Early Education. Seventy five policy and advocacy groups came together to discuss the state of childcare in America. We came from all over the country; from the inner city of Detroit, the beaches of Miami, the California coast, rural New Hampshire and many other locations. We were many different colors and socio-economic groups. We represented different religions and cultures. Yet our stories...
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Regan Burke
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to press pause on the day to day responsibilities of raising four young kids and juggling my work as the affiliate director of the New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children. I flew to Washington, D.C. with some of my favorite MomsRising members and others who are working to increase access to quality, affordable child care in New Hampshire. We attended the first ever Grassroots Movement for Child Care and Early Education and it was...
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Sarah Sadowski
The summer is well under way—kids are out of school, the days are long, and hot. Just because we are having summer fun, doesn’t mean we can’t make healthy eating choices. We’ve prepared some tips to get the whole family to eat healthy this summer! TIP #1: Ditch the ice cream and opt for: popsicles, paletas, fresh fruit for dessert! Check out our healthy yogurt fruit popsicles recipe here. We love this yummy watermelon, mint and lemon paleta recipe from Frances at Discovering the World Through...
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Diana Limongi
Happy Friday! We're back with our handy list of top actions from the past week, ready for you to review, sign and share. This week we're focusing on real solutions to paid family and medical leave, and speaking out about maternal health, as well as breastfeeding. We're also eager to hear your experiences with the school to prison pipeline and/or caesarean section. As always, your voice — and your stories — make a HUGE difference. Thank you for all you do! Here's the top #5Actions list of the...
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Karen Showalter
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Shocked. Infuriated. Dismayed. I went through the range of emotions when I heard about the United States’ opposition to a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly . Once again, in this Administration, corporate interests are being put front and center ahead of babies and families. We can, and we must, do better! → Tell formula companies to back off because the health and well-being of moms and babes must always come first. Earlier this week, The...
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Tina Sherman
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...