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Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and happy. Many of us know the important role schools play in teaching our children about healthy eating and physical activity, but did you also know that your involvement with school health matters? Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to healthier student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. Being an active and engaged parent matters, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and...
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Look at all of that long, pretty hair!” “Your hair is so pretty and thick!” “Girl! All that hair!” Recently, two famous women have spoken publicly and discussed their journey with hair loss: Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and actress Ricki Lake. Their stories are similar in tone addressing the shame, pain, embarrassment, and forced acceptance of being a woman who loses her hair. I empathize with them because I’m also a woman who has lost her hair and must accept life without it. When I...
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Shanette Quattlebaum
"Don't Gaslight Me"
We’ve all heard the story about six-year-old George Washington chopping down his father’s cherry tree, and not being able to lie about it. And, of course, Abraham Lincoln was known as “ Honest Abe .” This Presidents’ Day, as we remember previous Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, we are furious that in 2020 we could not have a more different leader in the White House. Donald Trump has verifiably lied more than 15,000 times . He and his Administration regularly twist reality, sow...
Happy Valentine's Day!! Happy Galentine's Day (Feb 13)! And Happy Friday. There are so many reasons to celebrate those we love, cherish and respect ... like YOU! Thank you for all yoåu do today - and every day - to demand communities and an economy that work for us all. On that note, please scroll down for this week's list of top actions, including urgent campaigns around the Muslim Ban and the ERA. Then take a moment to share this list with those you love, too. Without further ado, here's the...
Climate destabilization is devastating our world . Wildfires consume California; larger and more powerful tropical storms threaten our Caribbean and Atlantic coasts. There are more spring floods in the US Midwest and droughts in the Mediterranean basin and the Western US. The average surface temperature of Earth increased by 1°C (1.8°F) since 1900; by 2040 this increase may be 1.5°C (2.7°F) . The health of our children and grandchildren is in the cross hairs of the climate crisis. The...
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Bruce R. Krawisz, M.D.
The Trump administration is making parenting significantly harder and putting our kids’ health at risk. In a new report, “Endangering Generations: How the Trump Administration’s Assault on Science Is Harming Children’s Health,” we catalogue a wide range of policy changes that specifically undermine the health and safety of children. UCS is also illustrating these harms with a new storybook, “Breathe in the Smog, Drink In the Lead: A Grim Scary Tale for People Who Care about Kids.” These two new...
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Genna Reed
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After watching a lie-filled State of the Union address Tuesday night , and then witnessing a slim majority of Republican U.S. Senators voting for a sham acquittal of President Trump last night , I had to channel my anger into action... somehow. Despite my anger and frustration, I still believe that right and truth will win. The trial was a sham, but we will not stop fighting for our democracy! Please donate to MomsRising Together to build our power, get out the mom vote, and fight...
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Felicia Burnett
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My story is not the traditional story of boy meets girl, girl falls in love, they get married and live happily ever after. Six months prior to me getting pregnant, I decided to end my relationship with my on-again, off-again high school sweetheart. We were living together for about two years at this point and I just wasn’t happy. We discussed having a family together and not once did it ever happen. After we broke up and he moved out, I decided to do something for myself.
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Vu-An Marie Foster