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A Momentous Day for Maryland

January 12, 2018
This afternoon, the Maryland State Senate followed the House of Delegates’ lead by voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of HB1. After years of waiting and advocating for this bill, earned sick days will finally be a reality for workers in our state. This is a huge victory for Maryland’s working...
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Write a letter to the editor to protect immigrant families!

January 4, 2018
All eyes are needed on an issue in Washington, D.C. that’s getting little news coverage--and we need your help right away to spread the word. The Trump administration is ripping away Temporary Protected Status (TPS) status from thousands of families and is preparing to send recipients to very...
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Drop by the local offices of your members of Congress by Jan 19 to pass DREAM legislation NOW!

January 12, 2018
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Applause to New Jersey for Signing Bill to Prohibit Breastfeeding Discrimination

January 12, 2018
Great news from New Jersey this week: Firing or discriminating against women who breastfeed at work is now prohibited under the state legislation signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Monday! No, I don’t live in New Jersey. But I think it is a good example of supporting a welcoming environment to...
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Medicaid Work Requirements Will Perpetuate Poverty and Harm Women

January 11, 2018
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that states will be able to apply for waivers allowing them to implement work requirements for Medicaid recipients. This misguided policy punishes the most vulnerable members of our society and has the potential to cause millions of...
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Why I Take Heart Health So Seriously

January 9, 2018
By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant. We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or...
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Ripping children away from mothers is unAmerican!

January 8, 2018
Lives are being put in danger. Today, Monday January 8, 2018, President Trump’s administration, through the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of more than 200,000 Salvadorans. This puts children, moms, dads, families, and people directly in...
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Ending TPS for Salvadorans Is Unconscionable, Will Threaten Families and Disrupt Communities

January 8, 2018
Today, President Trump directed the Department of Homeland Security to heartlessly terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for some 200,000 Salvadorans living in the United States and is preparing to send families to dangerous situations. This is just the latest in a string of callous attacks on...
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