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#5Actions of the Week: January 14, 2018

Posted January 14, 2018 by Karen Showalter

Happy New Year! 2017 was a tremendous year of *women power, mom power, parent power, and people power!* We called, emailed, and visited decision-makers on top issues affecting our families, including health care, immigration, taxes, more - literally hundreds of thousands of times. THANK YOU! It all made a difference. And due to you, we [...]

Applause to New Jersey for Signing Bill to Prohibit Breastfeeding Discrimination

Posted January 12, 2018 by To-wen Tseng

Great news from New Jersey this week: Firing or discriminating against women who breastfeed at work is now prohibited under the state legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Monday!   No, I don’t live in New Jersey. But I think it is a good example of supporting a welcoming environment to working mothers. Now [...]

Posted Under: breastfeeding

A Momentous Day for Maryland

Posted January 12, 2018 by Ruth Martin

This afternoon, the Maryland State Senate followed the House of Delegates’ lead by voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of HB1. After years of waiting and advocating for this bill, earned sick days will finally be a reality for workers in our state. This is a huge victory for Maryland’s working families and a momentous [...]

Posted Under: paid sick days

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Perpetuate Poverty and Harm Women

Posted January 11, 2018 by MomsRising

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that states will be able to apply for waivers allowing them to implement work requirements for Medicaid recipients. This misguided policy punishes the most vulnerable members of our society and has the potential to cause millions of people to lose their health coverage just when they [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Drop by the local offices of your members of Congress by Jan 19 to pass DREAM legislation NOW!

Posted January 11, 2018 by Khadija Gurnah

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Posted Under: immigration

Why I Take Heart Health So Seriously

Posted January 9, 2018 by SMFM

By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant.  We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery.  But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or those with abnormal heart rhythms that cause interference [...]

Ripping children away from mothers is unAmerican!

Posted January 8, 2018 by Xochitl Oseguera

Lives are being put in danger. Today, Monday January 8, 2018, President Trump’s administration, through the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of more than 200,000 Salvadorans. This puts children, moms, dads, families, and people directly in harm’s way. [1] TPS recipients will lose job permits, the ability to attend schools, [...]

Ending TPS for Salvadorans Is Unconscionable, Will Threaten Families and Disrupt Communities

Posted January 8, 2018 by MomsRising

Today, President Trump directed the Department of Homeland Security to heartlessly terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for some 200,000 Salvadorans living in the United States and is preparing to send families to dangerous situations. This is just the latest in a string of callous attacks on families by the Trump administration, and is yet another [...]

Posted Under: immigration