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Sara Alcid
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Big News! For the first time ever, thanks to the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, our nation will have a *limited*, nation-wide, paid sick days and paid family leave law in place during the COVID-19 crisis. The new law is a huge deal and we all helped make it happen. Thank you! But how will it work? Who's covered? How do you access the benefit? Scroll down for useful resources including a detailed fact sheet and handy infographic. Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of...
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Karen Showalter
Kansas mom, Kaylee, just about summed up the crisis families are facing with child care with MomsRising: “It sucks. I'm afraid to send them to a grandparent, but also afraid to send them to a [formal child care] situation where we don't know the risks of them bringing home COVID to those same grandparents.” This is the reality for so many of us with infants and toddlers are at right now, including myself. My one and a half year old is this amazing, cheerful ball of energy that, quite frankly,...
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Nina Perez
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Not only is our country facing unprecedented public health and economic crises, but our democracy is in crisis, too. We have seen the devastating effect of voters forced to choose between their health and their vote in the Wisconsin and Georgia primaries, where thousands of voters had to wait in crowded lines for hours to cast their ballot. Voters should not be forced to choose between our health and our right to vote. And the truth is-- we would not have to if lawmakers prioritized our most...
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Anita Sarah Jackson
Can you believe it’s already August? What a year it has been. We have been in touch with some of our digital influencers via our Risers & Shakers group on Facebook but, we are really hoping that everyone is doing as well as can be expected, given the fact that we are in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The year is not yet over and unfortunately, our work is not yet done. Though we have had wins in several of our campaign areas this year as we lobby on behalf of moms and families...
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Sili Recio
In 2019, after an extremely distressing school year filled with my son’s academic needs not being met, bullying against him by other students, and constant fear and stress on my part, I decided I was going to take my son’s education into my own hands and homeschool him. This would be in conjunction with working from home as a freelance writer and editor. To say that I was overwhelmed at the thought is an understatement. While I won’t lie to you and say that every day was super easy, most days...
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Issa Mas
young Nora sitting in a chair outside.
Coach: Do you feel bad that you hurt Heather*? Me: Oh my gosh, yes. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean t— Coach: Don’t feel bad. Coach was on a quest to get me to be more aggressive on the soccer field. She was a product of a National Championship collegiate team and a near-Olympian herself, and was baffled by my tentative approach to the game. I was fast and had decent ball handling skills, but generally shrank back from the tussling and shoving necessary to prevail. Earlier that day, during a moment...
Nora Dennis
ICYMI: The MomsRising community continued to raise our voices for justice and economic security for families hurt by the COVID-19 crisis this week. Check out these three important items that you loved, shared or might have missed for the week ending Aug. 7, 2020. BLOG: Mitch better have my money!!! Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his cronies in the White House just released their plan for the next COVID-relief bill. And no surprise here -- it's corporations first, families and our...
By now, we all know that the coronavirus presents schools with unprecedented challenges. Most K–12 campuses across the country closed in the spring—and scrambled to continue their work in a different setting. The pace of the crisis left the country’s public education system with little time to plan—or prepare for—this major undertaking. Predictably, this created chaotic, uneven implementation of distance learning plans within and between schools and districts. Early returns from the first weeks...
Dr. Conor P. Williams
MomsRising collects stories from our members all across the U.S. about how health policies are impacting families. Here is a powerful story about the need to make sure everyone has access to quality, affordable health care from a MomsRising volunteer in Georgia: ---- My 15-year-old son Joe is a wonderful, charming kid who can light up a room. He also struggles with behavioral and mental health challenges and adds academic challenges. As his mom, making sure he has everything he needs to thrive...
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Felicia Burnett