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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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Moms On The Front Lines of the Resistance - 1st 100 days!

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kristin

THANK YOU!  Through all the political chaos that’s happened since Trump took the White House we’ve been blown away by the impact at the state and federal levels of the over million members, and millions of readers, of MomsRising who have been raising their voices in high impact ways for the last ten years -- [...]

Take #5Actions This Week! Week of 4/24/2017

Posted April 24, 2017 by MomsRising

On your mark... get set…. go!!!  It’s #5Actions time!  You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week, your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. One thing we know for sure is that if you do them, [...]

Join this important convo on early learning programs, like preschool and childcare, in Santa Fe!

Posted April 28, 2017 by Nina Perez

RSVP “Preschool helped all three of my children to sit, listen and learn in kindergarten! They learned about the joy of learning and were hungry for more! These programs helped them in their social skills which is another important part of learning! Because of these programs they are and were not afraid to speak with [...]

Medicaid’s Role in Schools Keeps Kids Healthy, Sets Them Up for Success

Posted April 28, 2017 by Jessica Schubel

Medicaid provides affordable and comprehensive health coverage to over 30 million children, improving their health and their families’ financial well-being. Not only do children covered by Medicaid do better in school, but they are more likely to be healthier over the long term and earn more as adults. Many children receive Medicaid-covered health care not only at the doctor’s office, but also [...]

What?!! Another Possible Delay on Menu-Labeling?

Posted April 28, 2017 by Kimberly Cooper

Are we really surprised? The federal rule that would make it mandatory for restaurant, supermarket and convenience store chains to post calorie counts on their menus may be delayed yet again just days before taking effect on May 5, 2017. This process has pushed on for seven years now... As a mother, public health activist, [...]

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New research on dual language learners and how parents can stand up for diversity in the Trump era

Posted April 28, 2017 by Deborah Kong

Celebrating Bilingual Awareness Month The child of immigrants, my father grew up in San Francisco Chinatown and attended schools that taught him in English only. He has no memory of his father speaking Cantonese at home, and his parents encouraged him to learn English, believing it would help him to assimilate, and that learning two [...]

We See That Wolf In Sheep's Clothing!

Posted April 27, 2017 by Ruth Martin

You’ve heard about fake news. How about fake names for bad legislation? Yup, that’s happening too… but together we can stop it. The deceptively named, wolf in sheep's clothing, “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1180 / S. 801) was just voted out of committee in Congress. It is now headed for a full vote on [...]

Quick Action! Tell NC Senators to fully fund the Healthy Corner Store Initiative!

Posted April 26, 2017 by Felicia Willems

It’s simple—our families need access to healthy foods in order to be healthy.   Right now, more than 2 million people in North Carolina don't have access to healthy foods and our state ranks amongst the highest in the nation for household food-insecurity.   Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly took a big step [...]

Posted Under: Food!