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Happy Friday! We're back with this week's list of top actions, and it is robust. As fall and school kick into high gear, so does our work! From telling Congress *no* to more tax breaks for big corporations, to demanding banks stop funding for-profit prison and detention corporations, we've got work to do. On that note: did you know September 26 is National Voter Registration Day? You can take action around that below, too! Thank you, and remember to share this list with friends and family, and...
With everyone’s attention focused on the Supreme Court nomination and the upcoming elections, the U.S. House of Representatives is hoping to sneak through more destructive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations! Good thing that moms have eyes in the backs of our heads! [1] And we won’t stand for another tax scam benefiting the 1% and paid for by cuts to vital healthcare, nutrition, and education programs. We need investments in our communities and the programs that boost our families and...
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Elyssa Koidin Schmier
On November 9, 2016, I didn´t get out of bed when the alarm rang. I felt physically, mentally and spiritually lifeless. I´m no stranger to clinical depression and what I felt that morning and in the days that followed was very similar. As a Latina mom of mixed heritage, I felt powerless, defeated, like the forces of evil had won. How could I explain this to my children? What would happen to my immigrant friends? How could such a racist, misogynistic, vulgar person have been elected as president...
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Lorraine C. Ladish
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All of our children deserve the opportunity to succeed, whether they want to be an astronaut, open a restaurant, or play third base. Children are full of possibility and potential. As parents, caregivers and adults, that gives us great hope for this world. Our children will craft and create a bright and beautiful future. Our role is to give our children the building blocks to succeed. The healthy school day is an important place to start. And guess what? Schools need parents more than ever...
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Karen Showalter
Today marked another in a winding stream of doctor’s visits to new doctors, trying desperately to find someone to take on my son’s case and help my family find some support. My seven year old is autistic. He speaks, but continues to struggle with communicating his needs, especially in constructive ways. He is prone to meltdowns and becomes destructive when he goes over the edge. He is impulsive and prone to anger. He has trouble regulating his moods and emotions. That same boy is incredibly...
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Meredith Tweed
Every child deserves to be tucked into a safe bed to sleep. But for-profit prison and detention corporations are profiting off taking parents away from children and putting families behind bars. It’s time for Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase to stop financing Geo Group and and CoreCivic, two of the largest for-profit prison and detention corporations. Whether you're paying to incarcerate families, or to lock parents away from their families, this is not who we strive to be as a nation. There can...
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Xochitl Oseguera
Help for North Carolina
The devastation and heartbreak Hurricane Florence has brought to North Carolina is hard to comprehend. Even now as the storm leaves our state, North Carolina families are facing flood waters, struggling to find food and clean water, and anxiously wondering when they can return home. Every single day MomsRising is proud that our more than 42,000 North Carolina members come from all 100 counties and every corner of the state, but today our hearts are breaking with all of those whose lives have...
Hispanic Heritage Month is here! From September 15th to October 15th, the nation celebrates the culture, heritage and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. This year, MamasConPoder , our Spanish speaking community is kicking off this month-long celebration with a powerful mission: Registering Latinx to vote! There are approximately 27.3 million eligible Latino voters in the United States. Sadly, 41% of eligible Latino voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. It's time to...
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Linda Stone