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You know. Moms know. I know. We all know what’s happening in our families, our lives, and our communities. We know the truth about dealing with our healthcare system, about the cost of childcare, about what it takes to raise a family. The candidates for President need to know our truth too. It’s time to put our truth on center stage. There are dozens of candidates running for President — and it’s critically important to let each of them know EARLY about the policies that moms expect them to...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage month is an opportunity to focus on the many contributions these communities have made to build our nation over the generations, and their continued role in our future prosperity. With more than 22 million Asian American (AAs) Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) people living in the US, it is also an important time to improve our understanding of the incredible diversity that exists within what is commonly thought of as a...
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Sinsi Hernández-Cancio
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We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending equal pay, pregnant workers, and gun violence. We also need your input on which issues are most important for you so we can create our "Mom Platform" as we head into the next presidential election. Please scroll down, take action, and share with family and friends, too. Thank you for all you do, and here's the list => 1. Your Input Needed! What issues should Presidential candidates...
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Karen Showalter
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It shouldn’t take Pride Month to talk to our kids about the impact that LBGTQ people have had in our communities, country, and the world. But now’s as good a time as any, since this month the rainbow flags are flying high and proud, and you can’t scroll through your feed without seeing rainbow-themed t-shirts, layer cakes or hairstyles. I’m a mom, an activist, and a gardener, and my medium for sparking conversations is food. Food is used in nearly all gatherings as a means to bring people...
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Megan Grocki
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When I found out I was pregnant with my first child I thought I had plenty of time to find childcare. I was lucky enough to be able to take 12 weeks off from work so I wouldn't need childcare right away after the baby was born. I was completely wrong. No one told me that I needed to start looking for infant care before I even thought about getting pregnant. I knew what to look for when it came to quality care because I work in the childcare field. I started calling around to different locations...
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Billie Spears
Today, June 10th is NOT our favorite day. Not at all. Why? Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the fact that moms – across race and ethnicity – must work until June 10th of 2019 to earn what dads made in 2018 alone. Of course, averages alone don’t tell the whole story because, due to structural racism, moms of color face much larger wage gaps when compared separately. June 10th is also the 56th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act becoming law, yet we STILL don’t have pay equity. That’s the bad...
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Sara Alcid
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Every parent knows that feeling… an ominous silence from the other room where you know the kids are playing—and you’re sure that they are up to no good. Well, there is an eerie lack of yammering in Congress about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and that’s because the Trump Administration and fellow Republicans have taken a new, quieter approach to attacking the law by trying to undermine it in the courts. But moms can’t be fooled! *Quick signature: Tell President Trump, Attorney General...
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Felicia Burnett
In Washington, DC today, I’m joining hundreds of moms, kids, community and business leaders, educators and others to walk the halls of Congress to urge our elected representatives to stand up for afterschool programs. Afterschool and summer learning programs are vital to our families and communities. I speak from experience, not just as the executive director of the Afterschool Alliance, but as a mom whose daughters benefited from a host of afterschool enrichment opportunities ranging from...
In recognition of #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we have an entire show dedicated to stopping gun violence. We cover the impact of the Trump administration’s proposal to transfer oversight of international arms sales to the Commerce Department and talk about the impact of gun violence on kids and how you can help keep your children safer in real time. We also cover why it’s a horrible idea to arm teachers and how you can effectively speak out for safety; and reveal the ways in...
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