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As midwife Jennie Joseph writes, “mothers can suffer and experience the effects of being in a living, breathing, materno-toxic zone all of their own, based on other people’s response or reaction to their race, socio-economic status, citizenship or by being “othered” while pregnant, delivering their baby or in the postpartum year, regardless of location.”
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Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka
Today is Tax Day! Feeling less than inspired by this? That’s because the billionaires and big corporations, not people like you and me, are reaping the benefits of the Trump Tax Scam. That’s why we need to use the media moment of Tax Day to send more letters to the editor this week in your local papers talking about the Trump tax scam and the need for real tax policies that support families. Here’s the link to write a quick letter - we make it easy! I also wanted to share a quick update on how...
Speak up, even if your voice is shaking!
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S. Nadia Hussain
The only people who are happy right now during tax season are the corporations and the top 1%, who received an average tax cut of $51,000 last year alone, who are getting a windfall from the Trump Tax Plan . Tax Day is this coming Monday (April 15th) and we have one major message that we want to shout from the roof tops: The Trump Tax Scam is AWFUL and should be repealed! ***TAKE ACTION NOW! Send a letter to your local newspaper speaking out against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (aka Trump Tax Scam...
Sign up: Statewide day of action to expand Medicaid!
Medicaid helps families weather the storm during times of need—whether it be during a health care crisis or a time of financial hardship. But in North Carolina, our lawmakers have yet to make this critical and often life-saving program available to about half a million low-income uninsured adults. On April 16th, MomsRising is teaming up with the Health Action NC coalition for a powerful statewide day of action to tell lawmakers to close the health care gap and expand Medicaid. *Sign up to...
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Felicia Burnett
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Te’Jal in Ohio again, this time about how the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit help her family! Te'Jal got to share this story with her Senator, Sherrod Brown, and discuss the importance of his new bill, the Working Families Tax Relief Act. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign and to read Te'Jal's first post, check out this blog . My name is Te’Jal, and I’m from Dayton. I’m a proud...
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Abbie Gately
Happy Friday! Monday is Tax Day, so our first top action this week is to send a letter to your local paper about the Trump TaxScam! Publishing a letter in your local paper is easier than you might think, and a great way to generate local conversation around an issue you care about. Also on the tax front: we're continuing the call for Congress to support working family tax credits. And we still need as many voices as possible to speak out about the Diaper Need Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and...
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Karen Showalter
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GOOD NEWS ON OUR RADIO SHOW : Big wins relating to the #FREEnewyork criminal justice reform campaign in New York! Listen for the details on how we're moving criminal justice reform forward in partnership with other groups on the ground in New York. The show also gets into why the End Diaper Need Act is desperately needed and why your help is essential to moving it forward. Give it a listen ! OUR VOICES: Have you checked out our "We Are MomsRising" series spotlighting MomsRising supporters? This...
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Anita Sarah Jackson
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Julie in Arizona about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit boost her family's income. She shared this story at a recent press conference in Washington, D.C. for the Working Families Tax Relief Act. Read more story below and you can watch her share it here . To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I’m an elementary school teacher from Tucson, Arizona. I’m a proud member...