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Here are 5 actions that you can take right now from wherever you are to keep the #WomensMarch going.

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Take #5Actions To Make A Quick Impact!

Posted April 17, 2017 by MomsRising

Drum roll please… below are the #5Actions for this week! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week—your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. And if you do them, your actions will add up with others, [...]

From Bad to Worse: New Health Care Proposal Is Terrible for Nation’s Moms, Families, Economy

Posted April 20, 2017 by MomsRising

Leaders in Congress have managed to take a bad health care proposal and make it even worse in the U.S. House of Representatives measure that was leaked today. This is yet another heartless attempt to appease extreme members of the conservative right, without regard for what is best for mothers, families, and our economy. Not [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

What does the president's "skinny budget" mean for afterschool and summer learning?

Posted April 18, 2017 by Erik Peterson

In March, President Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint. This “skinny budget” outlines the president’s vision for how Congress should spend federal discretionary funds for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1, 2017 (FY18). The budget proposal seeks to eliminate 19 [...]

Making the Tax Code Work for Low-Income Families

Posted April 18, 2017 by Cara Baldari

Today is Tax Day, marking the deadline for Americans to file their taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For many families living below the poverty line, the arrival of Tax Day means they can usually count on receiving money back from the government to use for everyday expenses such as rent, groceries, transportation to [...]

Talking about Incarceration on MomsRising Radio

Posted April 17, 2017 by Rachel Roth

I was honored to talk with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner about how incarceration affects pregnant women and families. The United States leads the world in incarcerating its citizens and residents, including parents and pregnant women. The impact of incarceration is not distributed equally: people who are already dealing with racism and discrimination or struggling to get by [...]

Activism In the Time of Trump

Posted April 14, 2017 by Kristin

Radio! On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the importance of the Tax March/#TaxDay; activism in the time of Trump and tackling implicit bias; the rights of incarcerated pregnant women; and the importance of bilingual education.  Throughout the show, there are tips and tactics for what YOU can do to make a difference.    *Special guests include: [...]

Trump Threat to Withhold Payments and Sabotage Our Health Care Is Heartless

Posted April 13, 2017 by MomsRising

President Trump’s threat to withhold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) subsidies is nothing less than a threat to sabotage the health coverage that millions of families rely on for life-saving care. Withholding these payments would destabilize the insurance markets and cause the premiums that families pay to skyrocket. His threat is heartless and shows complete disregard [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Setting the Record Straight: Breastfeeding Saves Lives, Doesn’t Cost Lives.

Posted April 12, 2017 by Kimberly Seals Allers

Losing a child is a tragedy. As the Internet buzzed recently with the story of Jillian Johnson and the death of her son Landon, our hearts ached. Every mother, every human, feels her pain. Often, the best you can glean from any tragedy are important lessons learned. While it may seem easiest to blame breastfeeding [...]

Posted Under: breastfeeding