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My name is Karen Browning and I’m proud to be a part of MomsRising! Becoming a mother changed me in ways I never imagined it would. I’ve been politically active and committed to doing what I can to help make the world a better place, since I was a teenager. Becoming a mother to my two boys only strengthened that commitment. My husband and I both work full time in the tech industry. We have jobs that allow us to work flexible hours and both can work from home, but we still need full time...
As an internist, I thought I knew a lot about what makes people sick. Until I became a mother. And then got sick myself. First, I developed an autoimmune thyroid condition. Over the next few years, this escalated into complex, debilitating conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome and dysautonomia (a dysregulation of the automatic nervous system that controls functions like blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and digestion). With no easy cures, I was forced to learn more about the root...
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Cynthia Li, MD
In the spirit of National Breastfeeding Month, I want to offer you a blog about gratitude to honor a whole host of moms who have stepped up for me and my baby when we needed them - you made all the difference for me. I am a mom to three amazing kids. I had the ability to make the feeding decisions with my older girls that worked for us, however with my son things were very different. Shortly after the birth of my youngest I was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. Treatment would need to start...
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The New York City Police Department took a step forward yesterday by finally firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who murdered Eric Garner more than five years ago by using an illegal chokehold and then ignoring Garner’s repeated pleas for help. But the 11 other police officers who were on the scene or supervising share responsibility for Garner’s murder. Some of them stood by while Pantaleo choked Garner to death or lied to help cover up this crime – and none has been charged or even disciplined by...
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Monifa Bandele
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via www.lowerdrugpricesnow.org . There’s a tremendous update on a breaking news win; and we also get the inside scoop from Kamilah Tisdale of Advocates for Youth about the important movement to #...
“It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow hardworking moms and families to thrive. Forcing families to choose between the services they need and the families they love is short-sighted, cruel, dangerous and simply unacceptable. “By putting...
Long time child advocate and former deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development, Joan Lombardi, urges us all to step up efforts to stand up for children. It seems like every day we hear disturbing news about children facing violence in their communities, being separated from their parents during immigration raids or border actions, hearing hate speech in the news and beyond…when will it stop? This current crisis is on top of the fact that one out of five young children are...
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Joan Lombardi
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three players from the US Women's National Team for soccer smooch their medals and trophy.]
We’re calling a red card on the U.S. Soccer Federation! Why? It’s bad enough that they don’t pay the national men’s and women’s soccer teams equally, but now they have hired not one, but two (!!!) lobbying firms to actively lobby against equal pay on Capitol Hill. → Tell the U.S. Soccer Federation: STOP lobbying against equal pay for the U.S. Women’s National Team! Our jaws dropped when we saw the news that the U.S. Soccer Federation hired two Washington, DC lobbying firms to counter the U.S...
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Sara Alcid