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Not only are immigrants 27 percent of the direct care workforce, including home health aides, personal health aides, and nursing assistants, many immigrants are caring for family members as well. "My wife is my caregiver. I am a U.S. Army Disabled Veteran and USCIS does not want to grant her citizenship. We have been together and married for over 20 years.” - Esteban, MomsRising member Too often, immigrants, like Esteban’s wife, carry out significant caregiver responsibilities for their U.S...
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Claudia Tristán
USE YOUR VOICE! Tell us about the wonderful immigrant caregivers in your life! “One of our son’s home health aides is from Haiti and she truly loves him and makes sure he’s getting great care. Her dedication and friendship have made her a part of our family and we all look forward to her time with us, from work days to holidays and anything in between.” – Christopher from Pennsylvania Day-after-day immigrant caregivers help keep families and children, like Christopher’s, healthy and safe! They...
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Sue Anne Reed
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Letters to the editor are a powerful, and high-profile, way to influence both lawmakers and fellow voters in your local community. Writing a letter to the editor is an effective way to express an issue that’s important to you and reach a wider audience. The letters to the editor section is among the most widely read feature in any newspaper! MomsRising member Dale, from Williamsville, New York, felt so strongly about the economic contributions of immigrants to this country that he submitted a...
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Claudia Tristán
On May 1st, World Maternal Health Day, I sat down with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin to discuss the mental health challenges that often come with giving birth. Dr. Lakshmin, a perinatal psychiatrist and bestselling author of Real Self Care: A Transformative Program for Redefining Wellness (Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths not included). In our Tea & Policy episode, Dr. Lakshmin breaks down some of the societal factors that worsen maternal mental health conditions, which are the most common...
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Gina Arias
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Our school systems should be environments that encourage children to grow in both their mental and emotional abilities. Safe school settings should inspire children to express themselves and grow. Four years ago, the pandemic exacerbated the mental and emotional crisis among our young people, forever changing the school landscape. Youth are experiencing anxiety, depression, and worse, are struggling with mental health challenges that can be incredibly overwhelming for parents and educators to...
Rep. Porter, Rep. Pressley, and Rep. Bush Introduce the Community Safety Agenda
On April 16, 2024, in partnership with the Community Safety Working Group, MomsRising stood with Representative Cori Bush (D-MO), Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) to present the introduction of the 2024 Community Safety Agenda. This press conference brought together a coalition of 70+ advocacy organizations, uplifting priority legislation that champions affirmative, evidence-based approaches to public safety. The current U.S. approach of...
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This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate the many, many ways that moms power the U.S. (and all of us!), we’re calling on Congress to power moms by passing care policies! Tell Congress: Power moms - Pass care policies in honor of Mother’s Day! What happened? Together, we’ve championed AND PASSED many recent care policy advances to supercharge moms across the nation that are worthy of superhero recognition: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP Act have protected pregnant and breastfeeding...
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From moving the narrative and building momentum at the highest levels of our national leadership to child care wins, training volunteers, amplifying moms’ voices in the media, and saving moms' lives, your support is ushering in a vibrant transformation to our movement.
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Kerri Karvetski