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#5Actions of the Week: August 19, 2017

Posted August 18, 2017 by Felicia Willems

There's a LOT of political news filling the airwaves, so we want to make sure these other important actions aren't missed! THANK YOU for sticking with us and for taking action during these tumultuous times. We must #KeepMarching! As always, please act and share. Together we're making a difference.   1. Are you ready to #ResistHate? [...]

Ask Congress to Stand With 800,000 DREAMers

Posted August 18, 2017 by Khadija Gurnah

“My story is the story of millions: We are here, we are students, we are teachers, we are innovators and we are hard-working individuals committed to our communities.” - Priscilla (Be sure to click the quote to read Priscilla's story covered in the New York Times.)  **Ask Congress - Protect the 800,000 DREAMers like Priscilla from [...]

Posted Under: immigration

We MUST Stand Up for Pregnant Women!

Posted August 18, 2017 by Nadia

Kandace Washington is 7.5 months pregnant, high risk, and is currently being held at Jefferson County Correctional Facility where advocates report that she is not receiving the necessary exams by medical staff trained in high-risk pregnancy and was denied prenatal vitamins until an advocate filed a complaint with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Delaying [...]

Posted Under: maternal justice

Ways to love someone though their pregnancy plan

Posted August 18, 2017 by Bianca Campbell

This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing times in someone’s life — usually in multiple lives. My five year journey into reproductive health was ignited after attending my first birth as a doula (a non-medical support person). I’ve had the honor to [...]

VICTORY: How Raising Constituent Voices (Over and Over) Protects Health Care

Posted August 17, 2017 by Felicia Willems

Raising Constituent Voices To Protect Health Care MomsRising’s Health Care Team has been working hard since the November 2016 election to help protect and advance access to health care by activating our membership to speak out on the importance of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. During the period of November 2016 - July 2017 [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Resources on Anti-Semitism….and how this connects to Charlottesville

Posted August 16, 2017 by Elyssa Koidin Schmier

Growing up in a Jewish family I don’t distinctly remember having to learn about anti-Semitism—it’s a knowledge that feels like it was always there in some way. But I know that is not true. My parents tell me that they always taught my brother and I about hate in general, and how there is no [...]

Helping Mothers of Color Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals

Posted August 15, 2017 by To-wen Tseng

It is National Breastfeeding Month and I was just in an Asian Breastfeeding Task Force kick-off meeting last week. Healthcare providers in Los Angeles and Orange County came together and formed this task force because they feel it’s clear that there are special and unique cultural and education issues when working with the population and [...]

Posted Under: breastfeeding

When a Healthy Baby Isn't Enough

Posted August 15, 2017 by SMFM

By: Dr. Christina Han As a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist and a mother of two young children, I have experienced pregnancy from both sides of the examination table. In my clinical work, I diagnose and manage complications of pregnancy every day, and frequently hear mothers exclaim, “I just want a healthy baby,” while bravely setting their [...]