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#5Actions of the Week: May 19, 2018

Posted May 19, 2018 by Karen Showalter

This week, we find our hearts broken again, this time for the victims of the shooting at Santa Fe High School, their loved ones and their community. It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is catastrophic [...]

Posted Under: Food! gun safety immigration

America’s Leaders Must Face Catastrophe of 22 School Shootings and Take Action Now

Posted May 18, 2018 by MomsRising

It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is catastrophic and absolutely unacceptable. Our children deserve better than growing up in fear that they will be shot at the place they go to learn. Ten people were [...]

Posted Under: gun safety

MomsRising Celebrates Overcoming the Terrible-For-Families House Farm Bill

Posted May 18, 2018 by MomsRising

The moms of America can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Republican Farm Bill failed on the floor of the House of Representatives. The rejection of this bill is a victory for America’s families, because it includes callous, new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would take food assistance away [...]

Join Us to Say NO to Trump Calling Undocumented Immigrants "animals"

Posted May 17, 2018 by Khadija Gurnah

Donald Trump just said that undocumented immigrants “aren't people,” that they are “animals."  We didn't think it was possible, but things have just taken a turn for the worse. Enough is enough. This isn't just offensive. History shows this particular dehumanizing language can lead to genocide. Immigrants with and without papers are part of our [...]

Posted Under: immigration

Senate Net Neutrality Vote a Step Forward for Fairness, Free Speech, Consumers and Advocates

Posted May 16, 2018 by MomsRising

We commend every United States Senator who voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s changes to net neutrality rules today. This vote is an essential step forward for fairness, free speech, consumers and advocacy groups like MomsRising, which rely on a free Internet to fight for economic and social justice. The House of Representatives must [...]

‘Our Hearts Break for These Children and Families:’ On U.S. Plan to Hold Children of Asylum-Seekers

Posted May 16, 2018 by MomsRising

On reports that the Trump administration plans to hold children it forcibly separates from their asylum-seeking parents at military bases: America’s moms are horrified by the Trump administration’s destructive immigration policy that hurts women and children in particular. The policy reported late yesterday, that the federal government is preparing to house immigrant children at military bases, is [...]

Posted Under: immigration

March for Moms Reflection

Posted May 15, 2018 by Tasmiha Khan

This was MomsRising’s second year as a co-sponsoring organization of March for Moms, an event that brings together organizations, experts and activists from around the nation to converge in Washington DC to uplift our nations maternal mortality and morbidity crisis. Out of all the developing countries, The United States has the worst maternal mortality rates. [...]

Posted Under: maternal justice

SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

Posted May 14, 2018 by Deborah Lash

This is a guest post by Sharvonne Williams. As a child growing up in Harlem, I never realized that I was living in poverty. I didn’t know that the groceries my mom brought home were purchased with food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). My mom did a lot of things [...]