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Due to a historic recall of some forms of baby formula, there is now a nationwide shortage of formula and it’s a very big deal, reaching a crisis point for many families. (¿Busca información en español sobre la escasez de fórmula para bebés? MamásConPoder la tiene. Haga clic aquí .) Here’s what’s going on: In late-February the FDA announced the largest recall of baby formula in recent history after two babies died and four infants tested positive for a dangerous bacteria after consuming certain...
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Elyssa Schmier
We started the week energized by the hundreds of powerful stories you shared with us during the first ever MOMibuster! Thank you!! During the MOMibuster more than 98,000 views happened! Thank you also for tuning in! We hope you were able to sit back and be inspired by how each of our care stories add up to show that none of us are alone, that we aren’t in a epidemic of personal failures, and that we have national structural issues that we can solve together. Since then, we harnessed that energy...
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Selina Maldonado
On the radio show this week we talk about the leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision that would get rid of Roe v. Wade and what we, you, and us together can do to help protect women’s bodily autonomy; we cover maternal health and health equity; we dive into the fight for affordable, accessible childcare and for childcare workers to get living wages; and we hear about the MOMIbuster to help build momentum for change which can be watched here: *Special guests include, Leila...
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Last night, you might have been watching the Met Gala or wrapping up your normal Monday evening activities when a leaked draft opinion of the Supreme Court’s vote to overturn abortion rights landed in our news notifications. Their only goal: to strike down Roe v. Wade, decided in 1973, and strip women of their human right to bodily autonomy. Now more than ever, we need your donations and your support! Click here to donate to our movement towards culturally competent reproductive health care!...
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Diarra Aida Diouf
It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and we are looking forward to celebrating (and activating!) with all the moms in our lives on Sunday. We also have several ways for you to join us online and share your story with our team. Tomorrow is our MOMibuster - an online, day-long filibuster to demand care infrastructure that works for families. Why? Because #CareCantWait any longer! Many of you submitted short videos that will be included in the day’s events – and we are so thankful for all you’re doing to...
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Sue Anne Reed
I took a page out of my own book! The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership was released into the wild last month. It was terrifying! Soul crushing anxiety. So, on the eve of the book release, I did what I learned to do staying sober in recovery--and what I've learned from the horses and what I urge in the book--CALL IN THE HERD! I sent an SOS message to my inner circle and asked for help, support, and love. Help me with my fear and help me celebrate. Two very different needs. The herd...
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Beth Anstandig
More than forty years have passed since pregnancy discrimination became illegal, yet pregnant workers are not always receiving the accommodations needed to ensure their wellbeing. Over the last decade the PWFA has been introduced many times but only recently passed the House in May of 2021 and then the Senate HELP committee in August of the same year. Anticipating the birth of a child involves a lot of preparation including adequate prenatal care, purchasing necessary items and learning how the...
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Selina Maldonado
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Friends, it’s finally spring, and MOMentum is blooming all around, thanks to you.
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Kerri Karvetski
On the radio show this week we get a glimpse into the Power+ Summit with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and hear from Dr. C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of IWPR, @IWPResearch; as well as Eve Rodsky , New York Times best-selling author of Fair Play, @eve_rodsky, and, Reshma Saujani , Founder, Girls Who Code and Marshall Plan for Moms, @reshmasaujani. We close the show with one of our favorite segments with Monifa Bandele about the victory of U.S. Supreme Court Justice...
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