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Tell your U.S. Senators: Conduct a fair and complete impeachment trial!
The evidence is clear: President Trump used taxpayer money and the promise of a meeting to try to obtain dirt from a foreign nation on a Democratic challenger in the 2020 elections for his own personal gain. After that, he obstructed Congress’ investigation into this abuse of power, blocking witnesses from testifying and ignoring Congressional subpoenas for documents. Now, the Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate are up to no good—refusing to agree to consider witnesses and documents during...
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Felicia Burnett
Since 2013, Families of Color Seattle has worked to build a loving community for Black, Brown, and Indigenous families in Seattle. Our work has connected 3,000+ families through parent affinity groups, workshops, community events, and more. As an organization dedicated to supporting families of color in Seattle and beyond, we are thrilled that Washington is now home to one of the best paid family and medical leave programs in the nation. Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program...
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Christine Tang
In July 2011, we faced every expectant parents’ worst nightmare when when we learned that our unborn daughter had died. From the moment that I found out that Autumn was stillborn, my life drastically veered off course. I have since spent the past eight years trying to find my way back on track. I’ve often referred to this experience as my healing journey. But what I have come to realize recently is that this has not been a journey of healing but rather, a story of surviving. In the months...
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Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya
This new year, I raise my glass to dyslexia moms everywhere. L ike many parts of parenting —moms are often expected to take the lead. # 10millionmoms . Reporters from Emily Hanford of APM to Stephen Sawchuck of Ed Week to linguists and reading and curriculum experts like Lyn Stone and Karen Vaites have all written about the significant role dyslexia moms have played in advocating schools to provide explicit, systematic evidence-based reading instruction for all our children at school entry and...
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Tara Sarathy
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Happy New Year! Thank you for being a part of this joyful, kind, winning, and powerful MomsRising movement. As 2019 came to a close, hundreds and hundreds of donors from every corner of our nation stepped up with contributions, helping us raise many thousands of dollars to power up MOMentum in 2020. Thank you. We’re humbled to have your support and pledge to honor your generosity every single day by doing our very best to increase family economic security, decrease discrimination, and build a...
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From start to finish, 2019 has been a year of rip-roaring, unstoppable, joyful MOMentum! Just to name a few of the major wins we accomplished together this year: MomsRising leads a coalition that won commitments from major national and regional banks to quit financing private prisons, including the biggest ones detaining refugee and immigrant families; MomsRising leads the way in making major advances toward a strong federal paid family and medical leave policy; MomsRising moves forward...
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Like a flame, passion needs fuel to keep burning. At MomsRising, we are on FIRE about opening avenues for women, moms, and families to rise! For over 10 years, we’ve been on the front lines making progress on the issues that matter most to America’s families — healthcare, gun safety, fair pay, affordable childcare, immigrant justice, ending maternal mortality, racial justice, paid family/medical leave, and so much more. Your generosity fuels this passion, and has helped us push MOMentum further...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
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It has been an historic week. Thank you to all who joined our call demanding that the U.S. Congress protect our elections and our democracy by holding President Trump accountable for his abuse of power and his undeniable obstruction of the congressional investigation. Read our press release on impeachment here . As the holiday season kicks into full gear we also want to take a moment to thank you for all you have done this year to speak out for parents, families, our democracy, and more...
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Karen Showalter
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This year we dealt a big blow to the private prison industry — and we couldn’t have done it without MomsRising supporters like you. Working with the powerful Families Belong Together coalition, the MomsRising community won the commitment of Wells Fargo Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, SunTrust, U.S. Bank, BNP Paribas, Fifth Third Bank, Barclays, and PNC to end financing of private prisons and detention centers, which profit from the suffering of immigrant families and devastating...
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Donna Norton