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Happy Friday! Did you vote this week? When moms RISE, things happen. Big things. This year, to get out the vote for the Virginia elections, moms sent a massive number of GOTV texts & hand-written postcards to low frequency mom voters, made videos to inspire other moms to vote, shared stories, became Beacons of Hope in local communities, delivered so much strategic direct mail, reached out to infrequent mom voters with millions of impressions on social media, held more than 22 events at...
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Karen Showalter
There’s an all new episode of our Breaking Through podcast show this week where we cover all the many GOOD things that could be done with the funds Trump wants to use for his ridiculous wall. We also talk about Breast Cancer Awareness month and how women’s healthcare is under attack. And you can hear as we get fired up for change and learn about the impeachment proceedings. Finally, we dive into modern communications and what you can do. *Special guests include: Donna Norton, MomsRising, @...
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Amber Dorsey
This year, we released our ninth annual report tracking children’s health insurance coverage and the findings were alarming: Between 2016 and 2018, the number of uninsured children in the U.S. increased by more than 400,000, bringing the total number of uninsured children to over 4 million in the nation. What’s so alarming about this trend is that loss of coverage came during a time of strong economic growth and low unemployment – children should have been gaining coverage instead of losing it...
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Say Ahhh!
Voices for Healthy Kids
From Voices For Healthy Kids , an intiative of the American Heart Association with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working to make each day healthier for all children. Voices for Healthy Kids has funded Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) since 2014. Recently, the coalition, working with the South Carolina affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) and others, successfully pursued healthy vending policies in several cities around the state, including the passage...
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Stephanie Vaughn
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WOW! If your emails, social media posts, postcard parties, pledges to vote, and overall enthusiasm are any indication-- you all are MORE than ready to vote tomorrow, November 5th! LET'S DO THIS.
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Anita Sarah Jackson
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We’ve all been hearing about the depths of cruelty of the Trump Administration’s family separation policies for a while, but the extent of that cruelty is still being discovered. Horrifyingly, just last week, the ACLU discovered 1,556 more immigrant families were separated than previously estimated. I read that and cried. Then I got pissed off. Now I’m taking action! Join me! Leaders in the U.S. Congress MUST stop increasing funding to ICE and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for Trump’s cruel...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
Medicaid Helps Families Weather The Storm
More than half a million North Carolinians—many who are parents—can’t see a doctor when they need one because reliable health insurance is out of reach. Yet, the NC legislative session just ended without expanding Medicaid. What-is-the-Gap.jpg Across North Carolina, thousands of low-income families fall into the “coverage gap,” earning too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to gain subsidies to purchase health coverage in the insurance marketplace. Many of these folks work in jobs that...
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Felicia Burnett
Dear {{ user.first_name|default:"Friend" }}, Happy Halloween Week! Know what's scarier than a bump in the night? Not speaking out about issues that matter to women and families! Please checkout our list of top 5 Actions from the past week below, which makes it easy to scroll and catch up. Please be sure to share this with family and friends too! Thank you. Here's the list => 1. Let's Increase Funding for Child Care and Head Start This Year! BACKGROUND: The struggle is real when it comes to...