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#MilitaryMonday: Hugs first!

Posted January 22, 2018 by Alyssa Gavulic

“Don’t forget to hug him, squeeze him tightly first, and then lay out the steps to recover. . . I learned that from Lylah. . . Hugs first . . ." - My mother, Lorna, said this to me today after I expressed being overwhelmed with the mess of poor grades that one of my high [...]

Posted Under: military families

Remarks by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner at 2018 Women’s March #PowerToThePolls Rally

Posted January 22, 2018 by Kristin

Editor's note: MomsRising's CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, delivered a powerful message at the Women's March Anniversary event in Las Vegas this past weekend. Check out the Facebook Live video of her remarks as well as the written remarks below. Hello out there! Everyone is looking powerful! At MomsRising we work on national and local policies across [...]

It’s on! Momentum is growing at the city, county, state and federal levels

Posted January 22, 2018 by Kristin

On the radio show this week we talk about how people powered positive change is happening right now across the nation—and hear examples of recent wins across the country. We also get the inside scoop on the State of America's Children from the Children’s Defense Fund.   *Special guests include:  Melissa Stewart, @NYSWorkersComp‏; Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, @CMReynoso34; Maine Speaker of [...]

Posted Under: radio

Healthy Food for Kids Isn't a Game: It's the right thing to do!

Posted January 21, 2018 by Karen Showalter

"Don't play with our kids." Michelle Obama's statement - in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's declaration last year that he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards - pretty much sums it up. Healthy food for kids isn't a game. It isn’t a partisan or a [...]

Posted Under: Food!

SIGN OUR LETTER telling GOP Leadership to Do Their Job!

Posted January 20, 2018 by Elyssa Koidin Schmier

Sign On!Republicans in the U.S. Congress decided they would rather shut down our government than make a deal that would provide stable funding for health insurance for children and protect DREAMers, immigrant young adults who have grown up in the U.S.! This heartless move puts at risk the health care of children, the lives of [...]

Are You Marching Today?

Posted January 20, 2018 by Kristin

I'm throwing my clothes into a suitcase as I try to get this one last message out to you. I'M HEADING TO THE WOMEN'S MARCH ANNIVERSARY IN LAS VEGAS, and I'm beyond excited! The historic Women's March last year was transformative. It inspired and empowered a whole new generation of women leaders, and I can't [...]

MomsRising Statement on the Government Shutdown

Posted January 20, 2018 by MomsRising

Republicans in Congress once again demonstrated their skewed priorities, that they would rather shut down the government than provide protections for DREAMers -- young immigrants who came to this country as children and who contribute greatly to their communities and our country. Congressional Republicans’ unwillingness to pass a continuing resolution that would allow DREAMers to [...]

Could FMLA get better? You bet Jurassican! #FMLA25

Posted January 18, 2018 by Ruth Martin

Back in 1993 two HUGE things happened. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law and the movie Jurassic Park broke box office records. Now, 25 years later Jurassic Park will see its second reboot--with new and improved dinosaurs and modernized special effects! But our UNPAID national family and medical leave laws [...]