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Here are 5 actions that you can take right now from wherever you are to keep the #WomensMarch going.

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Groups Urge Judge to Release Pregnant Black Mother With Medical Complications from Texas County Jail Immediately

Posted August 21, 2017 by MomsRising

Texas Jail Project, a nonprofit that advocates for improving conditions in Texas county jails, and MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground multicultural organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, are petitioning a Jefferson County judge to release Kandace Washington, a 22-year-old black mother who is more than 7 months pregnant. At a bond [...]

#MilitaryMonday: Postpartum Depression, Putting the Pieces Back Together

Posted August 21, 2017 by Jenna Barton

Recently I went to a local Modern Quilt Guild’s meeting. It was a “sit’n’sew” meeting, meaning women can sew together for 5 hours, with no other distractions. Boy, did I love the sound of that, just me, my sewing machine, and new quilting friends. As I sat and listened at the beginning of the meeting, [...]

Ask Congress to Stand With 800,000 DREAMers

Posted August 18, 2017 by Khadija Gurnah

“My story is the story of millions: We are here, we are students, we are teachers, we are innovators and we are hard-working individuals committed to our communities.” - Priscilla (Be sure to click the quote to read Priscilla's story covered in the New York Times.)  **Ask Congress - Protect the 800,000 DREAMers like Priscilla from [...]

Posted Under: immigration

#5Actions of the Week: August 19, 2017

Posted August 18, 2017 by Felicia Willems

There's a LOT of political news filling the airwaves, so we want to make sure these other important actions aren't missed! THANK YOU for sticking with us and for taking action during these tumultuous times. We must #KeepMarching! As always, please act and share. Together we're making a difference.   1. Are you ready to #ResistHate? [...]

We MUST Stand Up for Pregnant Women!

Posted August 18, 2017 by Nadia

Kandace Washington is 7.5 months pregnant, high risk, and is currently being held at Jefferson County Correctional Facility where advocates report that she is not receiving the necessary exams by medical staff trained in high-risk pregnancy and was denied prenatal vitamins until an advocate filed a complaint with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Delaying [...]

Posted Under: maternal justice

Ways to love someone though their pregnancy plan

Posted August 18, 2017 by Bianca Campbell

This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing times in someone’s life — usually in multiple lives. My five year journey into reproductive health was ignited after attending my first birth as a doula (a non-medical support person). I’ve had the honor to [...]

VICTORY: How Raising Constituent Voices (Over and Over) Protects Health Care

Posted August 17, 2017 by Felicia Willems

Raising Constituent Voices To Protect Health Care MomsRising’s Health Care Team has been working hard since the November 2016 election to help protect and advance access to health care by activating our membership to speak out on the importance of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. During the period of November 2016 - July 2017 [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Helping Mothers of Color Reach Their Breastfeeding Goals

Posted August 15, 2017 by To-wen Tseng

It is National Breastfeeding Month and I was just in an Asian Breastfeeding Task Force kick-off meeting last week. Healthcare providers in Los Angeles and Orange County came together and formed this task force because they feel it’s clear that there are special and unique cultural and education issues when working with the population and [...]

Posted Under: breastfeeding