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It's Friday! And hopefully a beautiful day wherever you are. Summer is hopefully a time when you can relax and tune out a bit. And that's why our weekly #5Actions round up of top actions from the past week is so useful. Please scroll down and make sure you've checked all of these urgent calls-to-action off your list. Then go out and enjoy your weekend! Thank you for all you do! Here's the list --> 1. QUICK SIGNATURE: Censure Donald Trump BACKGROUND: It's time. This is our moment to say: Not...
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Karen Showalter
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: President Trump and President Putin stand behind podiums at the Helsinki summit.
It's time. This is our moment to say: Not on our watch. Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and people across the political spectrum must stand together and condemn Donald Trump for his disloyalty to our own government and disregard of Russia’s threats to our nation’s electoral integrity. How do we say, "Not on our watch" with power? By not turning away from witnessing this train wreck of a President, and by digging deep to engage our communities in the defense of our country. We do it by...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A group of veterans joins the water protectors at Standing Rock.]
The value of service was instilled in me from birth. Both of my Grandfathers fought in World War II, one in the Army and one in the Navy. My Father is a former Marine, and my Uncle served 21 years in the Navy. My cousin and my nephew have all served, my family can trace our service back to the Colonial War. I'm a former Life Guard, Firefighter, and an EMT, so for me military service was the next logical step. Standing up for others is also a central to who I am. I was bullied until my freshman...
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Brandon Boucher
Urge the Portland City Council to pass a universal earned sick days ordinance that doesn't leave out certain workers or families!
The U.S. Delegation to the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly (WHA) undermined a global resolution aimed at supporting breastfeeding, threatening trade sanctions against Ecuador before yielding to a proposal put forth by Russia, reported by the New York Times . The draft resolution was to reaffirm that breastfeeding is critical for child development and maternal health, to express concern over low rates of breastfeeding worldwide, and to call on WHO Member States to increase...
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To-wen Tseng
Recently, I decided to do something I hadn’t done before. After seeing a post from a friend on Facebook that stated the person was unable to find her name on the voter registration database, I jumped on the Florida Department of State voter page to do a quick search, certain that I would find my name and go about my business. I was wrong. This is the message I saw: I cannot tell you how I felt at that moment. It was a mixture of disbelief and fear. Though I am aware that the Supreme Court ruled...
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Sili Recio
Last month, I represented MomsRising as part of the first ever Grassroots Assembly on Childcare and Early Education. Seventy five policy and advocacy groups came together to discuss the state of childcare in America. We came from all over the country; from the inner city of Detroit, the beaches of Miami, the California coast, rural New Hampshire and many other locations. We were many different colors and socio-economic groups. We represented different religions and cultures. Yet our stories...
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Regan Burke
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to press pause on the day to day responsibilities of raising four young kids and juggling my work as the affiliate director of the New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children. I flew to Washington, D.C. with some of my favorite MomsRising members and others who are working to increase access to quality, affordable child care in New Hampshire. We attended the first ever Grassroots Movement for Child Care and Early Education and it was...
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Sarah Sadowski
Happy Friday! We're back with our handy list of top actions from the past week, ready for you to review, sign and share. This week we're focusing on real solutions to paid family and medical leave, and speaking out about maternal health, as well as breastfeeding. We're also eager to hear your experiences with the school to prison pipeline and/or caesarean section. As always, your voice — and your stories — make a HUGE difference. Thank you for all you do! Here's the top #5Actions list of the...
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Karen Showalter
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Shocked. Infuriated. Dismayed. I went through the range of emotions when I heard about the United States’ opposition to a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly . Once again, in this Administration, corporate interests are being put front and center ahead of babies and families. We can, and we must, do better! → Tell formula companies to back off because the health and well-being of moms and babes must always come first. Earlier this week, The...
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Tina Sherman