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With Voting Day just a few weeks away it's important to be prepared and know your voting rights so you can make sure your vote counts on November 6th!
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
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October is National Work and Family Month and it’s a good time to talk about the demands of both work and family. Workers, especially working parents, need workplace supports that help address deep systemic inequities based on race, class, and gender. We need policies that make it possible for everyone to have strong families--like equal wages, paid leave, and affordable childcare. National Work and Family Month was created to celebrate strides made in creating workplaces that promote the well-...
What is the big deal with the midterm elections? Everyone is talking about them. It seems you can’t surf social media, listen to the radio, or watch television without hearing something about them these days. What is the big whoop? Well, let me tell you why they are important and why I am voting. Remember in junior high when you learned about the branches of government and checks and balances? The House of Representatives and the Senate are where bills are introduced, voted on, and then passed...
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Adriana Hutchings
It's ON. Early voting is underway in North Carolina from Wednesday, October 17th, until Saturday, November 3rd (of course, you can also vote on Election Day, November 6th!). There's a lot at stake for women and families this election – now it's YOUR turn to have the final say when you head to the voting booth. It's time to own our power! Early voting is the easiest way to make a plan to vote and avoid potential lines on Election Day. And–if you missed registering to vote by the October 12th...
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Beth Messersmith
Many of us are still reeling from the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. But women and people who are concerned about the rights of survivors of sexual assault are ever more united in our conviction that the confirmation fight cannot be in vain and we will continue to raise our voices until all women are safe and our rights are secure. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave the country an important teaching moment on the devastating impact of sexual violence with...
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Tasmiha Khan
At 11 am on October 13, 2018, Jackson’s mamas got together at the Mississippi Museum of Art to engage in an honest conversation on education and the centering of black motherhood in Jackson, Mississippi. MomsRising and the People’s Advocacy Institute led the initiative in partnership with the Jackson Council PTA & the P16 Council . The conversation was supported by several community groups, including the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), Jackson People’s Assemblies, Mothers Obtaining...
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Noel Didla
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As soon as I RSVP’ed to a Facebook event for the 2019 Women’s March in Raleigh, NC back in August, I knew something didn’t smell right. The page owners were posting unintelligent memes that seemed totally out of character, and no-one would reply to my messages asking who was in charge. Knowing how much influence fake internet campaigns have have on real politics, I decided to get to the bottom of it. I hated the idea that I might have been tricked! I posted on Facebook tagging friends who are...
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Ruby Sinreich
Whoa. There was a HUGE surge of requests for MomsVote postcards from the MomsRising community this weekend. We are past our deadline to print more postcards, but we still urgently need your help to fund this project! Can you help us send the postcards -- and fuel the rest of the MomsVote campaign -- by making a contribution to MomsRising right now? We can’t afford to fall behind in our voter outreach to women. We need to get these pre-addressed, pre-stamped postcards out to the THOUSANDS of...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
With only 25 days left until election day, we need to double our efforts to help Get Out The Vote. We’ve organized #5Actions you can do today to help. Please remember to share this with family and friends, too. Thank you for all you do! On with the list ... 1. ONE MORE CHANCE: Until this Sunday at midnight, you can sign up to get a package of 5 pre-stamped, pre-addressed postcards for you to write on and send to an infrequent voter! BACKGROUND: MomsRising is making it super easy (and FREE) for...
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Sue Anne Reed