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Report Back: MomsRising Members Meet With Senator Heller's Staff

Posted July 2, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

We had a GREAT meeting with MomsRising members and U.S. Senator Dean Heller​'s staff in Nevada to discuss working family tax issues, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)! Our members shared with Senator Heller's staff why these tax breaks help families make ends meet, including to help cover costs [...]

MomsRising Applauds Bree Newsome for Removing Confederate Flag at South Carolina Capitol Building

Posted July 2, 2015 by Monifa Bandele

Over the weekend, an educator and activist named Bree Newsome scaled the 30ft flag pole at the South Carolina State Capitol Building and removed the confederate flag. MomsRising.org fully supports Bree’s actions and is joining the growing chorus of organizations to call for all charges against Ms. Newsome to be dropped immediately.  Kristin Rowe-Finkberiner, executive [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Breastfeeding: Here, There, Everywhere

Posted July 2, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

This past Sunday I joined other dozens of mothers for San Diego Day to Normalize Breastfeeding at Kellogg Park in beautiful La Jolla.    Yes, it’s the day to “normalize” breastfeeding, not to “protect” breastfeeding. I used to believe that breastfeeding is something that needs to be protected, until a recent trip to Taiwan.    I called the island home for [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Connecticut can lead the nation.

Posted July 2, 2015 by Felicia Willems

The numbers are shocking. Did you know the average 8-year old is drinking 64 ounces a week in sugary drinks that will—over the years—lead to diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? We need to do everything we can to reduce the amount of soda kids drink. Join us in calling on Governor Malloy to institute a [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Looking for a Healthy 4th of July Recipe? Join #FoodFri!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Happy 4th of July! This week we are celebrating with a healthy #FoodFri holiday recipe. Join @MomsRising and @MamasConPoder as we share sabroso/tasty recipes on July 3, 2015 at 1pm, EST! It's the perfect time to share your favorite recipes and find a few new ones as well.  Don't let the warm weather keep [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Support family economic security & the Department of Labor’s proposal to protect overtime pay!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Take Action!Working overtime and not getting paid? A nightmare, right? We wish it was only a bad dream. But, working overtime without getting paid is a nightmarish reality for too many working families because outdated regulations haven’t caught up with inflation. In fact, right now millions of workers are working overtime but not seeing a [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Quick signature to help the uninsured in NC!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Felicia Willems

Woop! Woop! Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that eligible healthcare customers—including 450,000 North Carolinans—can continue to receive financial assistance in buying health coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act. This is great news! While those North Carolinians can now breathe a sigh of relief, there are still 500,000 uninsured North Carolinians who are waiting [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

What do we do after antibiotics?

Posted July 1, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

“If you look back through history, most people died the way my great uncle died. Most people didn’t die of cancer or heart disease; the lifestyle diseases that affect us in the West today. They didn’t die of these, because they didn’t live long enough to develop them. They died of injuries… and most of [...]