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UPDATE: The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee Paid Leave Constellation has crafted a sign-on letter requesting that legislators fix the gaps in the MPLP. Please read , sign , and share the letter to help us address these critical issues. When the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 was passed, the DOD touted it as a progressive step forward for military familie s, especially highlighting a promise to expand paternity leave from 10 days to 21 days. We published our analysis of the...
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Amy Barron Smolinski, MA, ALC, CLC
Happy Election Day! The power is in our hands. We are making THIS MIDTERM ELECTION have the biggest turnout EVER! From affordable healthcare and childcare, to equal pay and paid family leave, whatever your issue, we hope you will be — or have been — a voter on November 6th. *Can you take a quick second in this busy moment for one click to help create the biggest midterm election turnout ever? Click below to share if you’ve voted or will be voting soon! Why click now? Letting us know if you’ve...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
“That candidates were answering to us was really powerful. I was really glad I got to be a part of it. Even though I can’t vote yet, I’m doing everything I can to tell my family and friends the importance of using their vote.” –Kelsey, high school sophomore in Austin, Texas “I thought it was really amazing to be able to ask candidates questions specific to what we [young people] care about.” –Wasiq, college freshman at the University of Houston and gun violence prevention activist Kelsey and...
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Marian Wright Edelman
This is it. It’s Election Eve. We have less than 24 hours until the election -- and we urgently need your help reminding infrequent voters to #VOTE on Election Day, which is tomorrow, November 6, by making some quick reminders to vote. It’s going to take all of us to make voter turnout this year historic. *Your help is urgently needed. Click here to start a 20 minute phone bank shift anytime today OR tomorrow: https://www.momsrising.org/phone-bank As soon as you click in, your shift will start...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
We're just five days away from Election Day. We are fired up, and we can't wait to vote. We know you are too! So we're sharing our top ways to help get out the vote this week. These are all easy actions that make a big difference. Remember: you have a big influence on friends and family. Please make sure to check in with your squad and make sure they're voting too ... We have some fun and shareable tools to help you do that below. Thank you for all you do! Everything makes a big difference. 1...
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Karen Showalter
The MOMentum you created in October was scary good — and it’s still going! Your generosity is helping us mobilize women, moms, and the people who love them to get out the vote across the nation, to stand up for maternal justice, and so much more.
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Anita Sarah Jackson
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Jade in California about the childcare struggle and her experiences as an immigrant. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . My partner Caesar is Mexican and I am British. It took about twelve years for me to get approved for a green card. And it only took that long because my mother became a citizen and sponsored me. If she hadn’t, I’d still be waiting for my green card. A lot...
Voting is an essential function in a healthy democracy. But in the United States, voting isn’t as easy as it should be. Registering to vote can itself be enough of a barrier to prevent people from exercising this fundamental right. There are hurdles to registering that millions of us face, like when we change names -- as many people do when they get married, divorced, or for a variety of reasons -- or change address. Voter registrations aren’t always automatically updated , and that means when...
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Anita Sarah Jackson