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It’s #5actions Friday! Start your celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. early with these top five quick actions that will make a big impact. We’re speaking out for universal background checks on gun purchases, standing up against the #TrumpShutdown, signing up to #keepmarching this weekend in women’s marches across the country, and more. Scroll down to take action and find out more. As always, THANK YOU for all you do, and PLEASE SHARE this important list with friends and family. On to...
“My husband and I are both contractors who support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. I have called all my creditors and doctors and explained the situation. I have cancelled ALL my appointments and only pay what is necessary (electric, water, insurance for my vehicle, health care for my 9 year old son and mortgage). I do not leave my house unless necessary and sit and watch the news. I will be the breadwinner soon with my last paycheck coming in a few days. I am at my wit's end. I cannot even...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
7AE9B086-0118-4B33-AFA1-DF9906F2285C.jpeg The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that not only were “thousands” more migrant children separated at the Southern border by the Trump administration than previously known, but that they didn’t even know how many children were taken away from their families because of failures to track families as they were being separated! It is horrific that thousands of children were forcibly removed from their parents and...
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Khadija Gurnah
When one contemplates the epicenter of the Trump Shutdown, the snowy community of Ogden, Utah probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Neither is Clarksville, West Virginia. Or Huntsville, Alabama. But as the shutdown enters its 27th day, these communities are among the places where the shutdown’s spiraling effects are being most keenly felt. And they are being felt not just by the thousands of furloughed employees, but also by the small business owners who depend on the federal...
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David Elliot
On Christmas Day, Alleah Erica Clarke was at DisneyWorld in Orlando with her 8-month old son for his first Christmas. What was supposed to be a magical experience turned into every breastfeeding mom’s nightmare when a Disney Parks cast member called security on her, repeatedly harassing Ms. Clarke and insisting that she could only breastfeed in the Baby Care Center, even though Walt Disney World Resorts has a “breastfeed anywhere” policy. The disturbing event, which Ms. Clarke captured on video...
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Kimberly Seals Allers
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would be my last day at work for some time. It’s now January 15th, and I have no idea when I’m going back. I also don’t know when my next paycheck is coming. I’m a mother to two small children, ages five and...
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Raise your hand if you agree: Apps for kids shouldn’t serve deceptive ads, collect personal data, or trick children into making in-app purchases. Both of my hands are way up! But Google recommends a slew of “family-friendly” apps that do JUST THAT. Ugh. I'm so tired of the ads and tricks hidden in kids' apps, and it is time for a change. Click this link to join our campaign and tell Google that apps should be for kids, not advertisers! Apps can be a great learning tool for children. They can...
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Karen Showalter
What do you remember from 2018? Did you share pics of your kid on Facebook? Did you sneak a peek at their texts with their friends? Did you yell at them to get off their devices ? Did you watch a movie that made you both laugh (or cry) ? Did they send you a text that filled your heart and reminded you of why you had kids in the first place? So much of our daily lives revolves around media and tech that we barely notice it anymore. But we should. Why? Because these moments are the stuff of life...
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Caroline Knorr
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Happy Friday! We're already up to full speed in 2019, and we need all hands on deck to speak out about the government shutdown, as well as priorities for the new Congress. And we're celebrating a big victory this week too! Scroll down to take action and find out more. As always, THANK YOU for all you do, and PLEASE SHARE this important list with friends and family. On to the top #5Actions of the past week! => 1. Tell Congress: End the Government Shutdown BACKGROUND: Some 800,000 people in...
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Karen Showalter