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This Mother’s Day weekend, we are inviting YOU to join us in taking ACTION to get Congress moving toward real change in honor of all the moms and caregivers who have moved mountains over the past 14 months of the pandemic (and way before that too). It’s time for our nation to finally build a care infrastructure that lasts long after the flowers of Mother’s Day wilt. We are so thankful for all the work you’ve done to raise this issue and so many others. Now, with the American Families & Jobs...
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S. Nadia Hussain
The March 16 Atlanta mass shooting killed 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian American descent. That was followed by the Indianapolis shooting in April, where 4 of the 8 victims were members of the Sikh community. These recent shootings happened in the context of surging anti-Asian hate crimes. The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that starting from the first quarter of 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169 percent. Asian Americans understand that gun violence in the...
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Gloria Pan
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Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as National Director of Civic Engagement at NALEO Educational Fund, I received an e-mail letting all of the meeting attendees know that the gathering was canceled until further notice. Later that day, I...
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Lizette Escobedo
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My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and aboard Parris Island, the training command where the Marine Corps makes Marines. I loved the Marine Corps; it was my identity, and Marines are my people. Unfortunately, I did not know that my military...
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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas
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With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, we are delighted that President Biden has made strides in making health care more affordable. However, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to prescription drug affordability for families. In fact, lowering the cost of health care and expanding affordable health insurance coverage is a top priority for a majority of voters . Americans should not pay three times more for medicines than people in other countries do. THREE times more! It...
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Tasmiha Khan
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There is a new bill that is dangerous for public health being considered by the NC General Assembly that needs your urgent attention! House Bill 558 would make it unlawful to mandate vaccinations against ANY illness for schools, child care, and health care professionals and settings—including COVID-19. If passed, this bill could negate immunization requirements, which would make NC the only state in the country without them. Quick signature: Send your NC lawmakers a letter to tell them to vote...
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Felicia Burnett
"Raising Anti-Racist Kids with Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs" credit: Romper
The past few weeks have been wrought with the type of pain that sits heavy in my body, existing and spanning into all areas of my life. It’s a pain that many Black, Brown and Indigenous people live with. It’s a pain that many mothers live with. I listened to Daunte Wright’s mother recount the horrifying instance of her last conversation with her son moments before he was killed, his humanity laid bare by police who apparently did not see him as a whole person enough to distinguish between a gun...
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Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs
On May 7th, we celebrate National Child Care Providers Day. It is a day that was established to celebrate those that care for our children We wanted to celebrate and lift up the voices of one of those providers, Cassandra Brooks. Cassandra is a child care provider, owner of Little Believers Academy in North Carolina. Cassandra is also a mom of four children (including a set of twins!) and a member of MomsRising. In this interview, Cassandra speaks candidly about the struggles she sees and deals...
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Diana Limongi
Developed by Lina Acosta Sandaal, MA, LMFT MomsRising consultant and expert in child and adolescent development and infant and early childhood mental health Perinatal and postpartum disorders are extremely common in women during pregnancy and after they give birth. While there is information out there around maternal mental health it’s not nearly enough. Studies show that one in seven women in the United States will suffer from a Perinatal and/or postpartum disorder. It is as common as...
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Tina Sherman