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Recently, we in Baltimore City filed suit against the Trump Administration for intentionally and unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I am gravely concerned for the wellbeing of my patients, my city, and millions of individuals who are finding themselves unable to afford health care. As an emergency physician, I’ve seen first-hand what happens when people are priced out of coverage. I’ve seen a mother leave behind her three children, because she had no insurance and wasn’t able...
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Dr. Leana Wen
Town Halls are one of the most effective and direct ways to engage a member of Congress, as well as a crucial way to garner local media attention in districts that traditionally read local media only. This platform also allows for individuals to motivate other voters to hold incumbent members of Congress (MOC) accountable. Town Halls are one of the unique grassroots aspects of our democracy, make sure you exercise this crucial democratic right! 5 Tips for A Great Town Hall: 1. Get in Touch...
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Khadija Gurnah
"We are the leaders we’ve been looking for." ~Grace Lee Boggs All of us. We can do hard things. And we don’t need to wait for anyone to tell us how to do them. Our national rolling hunger strike launched on July 30th in Oakland, CA. This movement is in solidarity with the migrant families separated and incarcerated by our government. It was inspired by the mothers hunger striking inside Port Isabel Detention Center to demand the right to speak to their children on the phone. Let that sink in...
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Rae Steward
As a pediatrician, I do everything I possibly can to keep children safe and healthy. One important part of that is counseling parents on what they can do to protect their children from dangerous products and unsafe toys. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of products that pose serious harm to children, such as toys with small parts that are choking hazards, dressers that can tip over, and products with strong magnets that can cause severe damage if swallowed. Sometimes, these are every day...
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Lenore Jarvis, MD, MEd, FAAP
Every once in awhile something uplifting and amazing happens in Washington, D.C.— and when that special something happens, it’s likely because moms, dads, and concerned people like YOU have spoken out! That’s what’s currently happening with the piece of policy (the Farm Bill) that funds and legislates important nutrition assistance programs like SNAP (or food stamps). We had a victory in June when the U.S. Senate passed a bi-partisan Farm Bill that protects SNAP. We need YOU to help us keep...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
Brainstorm with me for a second….what are some things the moms of America need? -Paid family and medical leave -Quality, affordable childcare and healthcare -Good schools and parks for our kids Here is one thing the moms of America definitely DON’T need: Another GOP-Trump Tax Scam that benefits the 1% and Wall Street and reduces federal revenues so our federal government can’t afford to pay for the things we really need. ***Sign our letter now telling the U.S. Congress stop proposing harmful...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
I've been on vacation with my family in SoCal these past 10 days. We took the kids to Knott's Berry Farm, the beach, the science museum, toured an old warship in Long Beach, visited the aquarium, La Brea Tar Pits, and so much more. A fun, but very full trip. Right before we left town, one of my oldest and truest friends asked if I could help her and her friend Rae with some behind-the-scenes national organizing for hunger strikes they were planning, in support of the incarcerated families who...
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Julia Lam
We know you are busy with summer vacations and in some parts of the country getting kids back to school, so that’s why we provide the top #5Actions for the week for you to review and take action. This week, we need your help in stopping the spread of 3D guns, protecting SNAP, and preventing even more tax cuts for billionaires. We also have an update on how you can help support family reunification. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 1. NO to untraceable,...