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To mark Equal Pay Day and spread awareness about the punitive gender wage gap and possible solutions, like paid family and medical leave, MomsRising and Main Street Alliance created custom coffee sleeves and napkins for coffee shops across the nation to use on April 2nd.
Happy Saturday! We're sharing our latest list of top actions from the past week for your social justice-seeking pleasure. This week we're talking about gun safety, tax reform, maternal justice, and more! As always your voice is powerful and urgently needed. Please take a moment to sign and share these top #5Actions this weekend. Thank you! => 1. Your Help Needed: Urge the U.S. Senate to Vote on Universal Background Checks on Gun Sales! BACKGROUND: The U.S. House has passed universal...
This month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy introduced a state budget that proposes allocating $1 million of Medicaid funding to increase doula care access. This amount is in addition to the current budget of 4.7 million that has already been dedicated toward improving maternity care. Increasing resources and attention to maternal health in New Jersey is an important step for the state to take to reverse its abysmal statistics when it comes to birth. New Jersey ranks 47 out of 50 states, with...
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S. Nadia Hussain
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and me know he is making us foot the bill for his horrible tax scam and that we also know taking food and healthcare away from families in order to pay for his harmful wall does not at all reflect our...
“Everyone should work in a restaurant, at least once in their lifetime.” Whether you have worked in a restaurant or not, chances are, you have heard this sage advice. When I hear this advice, I am undeniably proud to have had restaurant experience as part of my story. My first job was as a busser at The Oyster House, a small, mom-and-pop owned restaurant in my hometown of Olympia, WA. At just sixteen years old, I quickly learned the value of hard work along with everything it takes to work in a...
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GOOD NEWS! Here’s a welcome good news story about kids’ health and the environment: In North Carolina, public health officials have been working for more than 30 years to eliminate childhood lead poisoning – and have come very close to doing so. Read more here! MOMSRISING RADIO: Have you checked out our radio program? Each Monday there's a new episode; you'll be inspired and informed! This week, Kristin talks with newly elected Superstar U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley and hears her...