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What a week. Have you been glued to the impeachment trial? Historic. Also last week: the Women's March in DC, and at hundreds of locations around the country. Also historic. We are making history, friends. That's why every action you take is so critical. And sharing actions with family and friends multiplies your impact. If there were ever a time to speak up and stay loud this is IT! Without further ado, here's the list of top actions from the past week. Be sure to scroll down for some exciting...
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Karen Showalter
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Today as the U.S. Senate continues debating the impeachment of President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, MomsRising members will deliver cupcakes to 16 key U.S. Senators. The cupcakes will carry the message: The deliveries – to U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Pat Roberts (...
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Felicia Burnett
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I’m always taken aback by the cruelty of President Trump’s proposals and this time is no different. He is proposing changes to disability insurance (SSDI and SSI) that would impact an estimated 2.6 million people with disabilities, many of whom are children ! Families like Kara’s: “My son is on the autism spectrum, he has other health issues that limit what he is able to eat, and he has horrible anxiety. He’s never been able to attend a regular school—we had to pull him out at the age of 7...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
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2020 is going to be huge. Here are MomsRising, we are refreshed and ready to GO, FIGHT, and WIN BIG on the most critical issues today impacting our families and communities. And we know you're ready, too! To help get everyone's heads in the right space for the work ahead, we have organized an amazing discussion, where leaders on the front lines of fighting for change will join us to share their expertise on voter engagement, workplace justice, and gun control. This is where you learn, think,...
Tell your U.S. Senators: Conduct a fair and complete impeachment trial!
The evidence is clear: President Trump used taxpayer money and the promise of a meeting to try to obtain dirt from a foreign nation on a Democratic challenger in the 2020 elections for his own personal gain. After that, he obstructed Congress’ investigation into this abuse of power, blocking witnesses from testifying and ignoring Congressional subpoenas for documents. Now, the Republican leaders of the U.S. Senate are up to no good—refusing to agree to consider witnesses and documents during...
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Felicia Burnett
Since 2013, Families of Color Seattle has worked to build a loving community for Black, Brown, and Indigenous families in Seattle. Our work has connected 3,000+ families through parent affinity groups, workshops, community events, and more. As an organization dedicated to supporting families of color in Seattle and beyond, we are thrilled that Washington is now home to one of the best paid family and medical leave programs in the nation. Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program...
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Christine Tang
In July 2011, we faced every expectant parents’ worst nightmare when when we learned that our unborn daughter had died. From the moment that I found out that Autumn was stillborn, my life drastically veered off course. I have since spent the past eight years trying to find my way back on track. I’ve often referred to this experience as my healing journey. But what I have come to realize recently is that this has not been a journey of healing but rather, a story of surviving. In the months...
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Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya
This new year, I raise my glass to dyslexia moms everywhere. L ike many parts of parenting —moms are often expected to take the lead. # 10millionmoms . Reporters from Emily Hanford of APM to Stephen Sawchuck of Ed Week to linguists and reading and curriculum experts like Lyn Stone and Karen Vaites have all written about the significant role dyslexia moms have played in advocating schools to provide explicit, systematic evidence-based reading instruction for all our children at school entry and...
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Tara Sarathy
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Happy New Year! Thank you for being a part of this joyful, kind, winning, and powerful MomsRising movement. As 2019 came to a close, hundreds and hundreds of donors from every corner of our nation stepped up with contributions, helping us raise many thousands of dollars to power up MOMentum in 2020. Thank you. We’re humbled to have your support and pledge to honor your generosity every single day by doing our very best to increase family economic security, decrease discrimination, and build a...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner