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MN at one end, MS at the other: See How Your State Ranks for Child Well-Being

Posted July 27, 2015 by Lecia Imbery

Five years ago, our country was in the midst of the Great Recession. At that time, 17 million children lived in low-income working families. Since the recession officially ended in 2009, our country has been slowly recovering. Many economic indicators, if not at pre-recession levels, are at least heading back in the right direction. However, [...]

#Radio: "We Do Not Live Single Issue Lives"

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kristin

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." -- Audre Lorde Great ‪#‎radio‬ conversation this week that covered multiple overlapping issues from making sure everyone gets the overtime pay they deserve to raising the minimum wage; from ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ and pay equity to childcare; from education, immigration and [...]

Posted Under: radio

What's up with the 'DARK Act'?

Posted July 27, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

There are two names for H.R. 1599: The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. There’s no doubt in my mind which is the more accurate. The proposed law would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent families from getting more accurate [...]

“I’m going to light you up!”

Posted July 24, 2015 by Kristin

Take Action!Sandra Bland shouldn’t be dead. No mother should have to fear a loved one is harmed at the hands of those charged with protection. The pattern of racial profiling and police brutality in our nation must end. *Join us in calling for Attorney General Lynch to investigate the death of Sandra Bland and to [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Lying to My Daughter

Posted July 24, 2015 by Kelli King-Jackson

My daughter has feared police for a long time.  Every time a cop would drive past or pull alongside us at a stop light she would get panicky. I would shake my head and dismissively ask her what was wrong.  Her response was always that the police scared her; mine was that she was doing [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Lean on and Lead! An interview with Hawaii's Beth Fukumoto

Posted July 24, 2015 by Shay Chan Hodges

Hawaii’s Representative Beth Fukumoto was elected to the Hawaii State House at the age of twenty-nine in 2012, and was immediately selected by her Republican colleagues to be House Minority Floor Leader. In 2013, she was listed as one of  "Nine Women Remaking the Right” by the Daily Beast. In 2014, I interviewed Rep. Fukumoto [...]

Sodium and the Evidence for Decreasing Sodium Intake - Learn More at #FoodFri

Posted July 23, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Please join @MomsRising, @AmHeartAdvocacy and @CSPI Friday, July 24th from 1 pm to 2pm EDT for a #FoodFri tweetchat to discuss sodium. Congress, companies and some school food service organizations are trying to roll back sodium guidelines for school foods.  Some reporters are calling into question the science behind the need to lower sodium [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Demand an Apology from Donald Trump!

Posted July 23, 2015 by Xochitl Oseguera

On June 16th, Donald Trump said the following hurtful, harmful, and completely inaccurate statement: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…they’re sending people that have lots of problems…they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists…” [1] Trump couldn’t be more wrong: Studies show that immigrants are actually LESS likely to commit crimes and [...]

Posted Under: immigration