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Did you think the election was over? Not so fast! We’ve got a runoff election in Georgia that is fast-approaching on December 6th (with early voting starting as soon as next week!). Time is short so we’re running a “virtual postcard program”, and we need your help!!! Will you write a short mom-to-mom note to a registered voter in Georgia that may need an extra nudge to vote in the runoff election? We’ve had hundreds of inquiries from members like you asking if we’ll be doing our mom-to-mom...
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I was a homeless preteen for an amount of time that trauma won’t allow me to properly timestamp. For years I blamed my mother for her “bad decisions.” I had a hard time not examining myself as a spawn of irresponsibility. But, life experience has allowed me to reclassify this memory. My mother was not irresponsible. She was a vulnerable product of a failed system that sent her on a spiral of many more policy injustices. And this is how we found ourselves sharing a motel room, waiting out a...
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Leslie Rose
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Elections are over (mostly) and these next few weeks are critically important for immigrant families and preventing a new wave of family separation! Right now, we are expecting a court decision that will likely end DACA, (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) which provides legal status for Dreamers, people who were brought to this country as children, making it the only place they have ever called home. This decision would be devastating, not just to the 600,000+ people enrolled...
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In August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which placed a $35 cap on insulin for people 65 and over and on Medicare. [1] This is a great start! But thanks to Republican politicians doing the bidding of Big Pharma, millions of people with diabetes on private insurance will still have to pay substantially more for insulin—in many cases, more than they can afford.
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Open Enrollment for 2023 health coverage begins TODAY, November 1st! As we move into the tenth Open Enrollment season, marketplace coverage continues to provide affordable, comprehensive coverage for those in need of options. We are so grateful for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s continued benefit for our country. Make sure to head over to www.HealthCare.gov to learn more! What’s new this year? Our friends at Young Invincibles have the run-down: Expanded financial help continues. The American...
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Tasmiha Khan
On the radio show this week, we cover the power of our votes; #Election2022; how to fight back against anti-semitism; and how to run for office! *Special guests include: Fatima Goss Graves, National Women's Law Center, @nwlc; Amanda Litman, Run for Something, @runforsomething; Dr. Logan Levkoff, lecturer, speaker, TV personality & author of the recent article: How to Talk to Your Jewish Kids About Antisemitism: https://www.kveller.com/how-to-talk-to-your-jewish-kids-about-antisemitism/ ;...
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The recent elections left us with a number of mixed emotions. Excited for new faces and firsts, worried about delayed outcomes in others and, of course, some disappointment. But more than anything, in this season of thankfulness we are grateful . We are grateful for YOU. Your mobilization, dedication and support of the democratic process is what inspires us. Thank you for voting. Thank you for raising voters. Thank you for taking action! You are creating more change than many ever thought...
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UPDATE Georgia is headed to a runoff election! Here are some key dates to keep in mind: November 26, 2022 : First day of early voting November 28, 2022 Last day to request mail-in ballot December 6, 2022 Runoff election day For more information and to double check your voter information, visit momsrising.org/vote22 Ready, set, VOTE! Georgia: It’s time to get ready for the upcoming November 2022 election! The November elections are critically important – and there’s a LOT at stake for moms and...
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Here are some fun activities to introduce kids to the idea of voting and to show them that voting is fun AND important!
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