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#MilitaryMonday: Madre, esposa, inmigrante, soldado

April 25, 2017
Me llamo Brishithe Tovar y nací en Guatemala. Mi familia y yo emigramos a California cuando tenía 9 años después de que mi madre fuera asaltada a mano armada cuando tenía 6 meses de embarazo. El trauma y el estrés fueron tan severos que mi mamá desarrolló presión arterial peligrosamente alta y...
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Safe for whom? Understanding how risk factors impact birth safety at home and birth centers

April 24, 2017
Research tells us that community birth (planned home and birth center births) is a safe option for low-risk women. But what does it mean to be low-risk? New research gives families and care providers data to help inform individual decisions about place of birth. I interviewed one of the researchers...
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#MilitaryMonday: Mom, Wife, Immigrant, Soldier

April 24, 2017
My name is Brishithe Tovar and I was born in Guatemala. My family and I migrated to California when I was 9 years old after my mother got robbed at gunpoint when she was 6 months pregnant. The shock and stress was so severe, my mom developed dangerously high blood pressure and temporary blindness,...
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#RADIO: Tips From Elected Leaders & Experts on Having A Powerful Impact

April 21, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover the best tactics for fighting for justice in the time of Trump; tips for mindfulness in parenting and the benefits of bilingualism; why access to healthcare including Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is important and impacts us all; and how Washington...
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From Bad to Worse: New Health Care Proposal Is Terrible for Nation’s Moms, Families, Economy

April 20, 2017
Leaders in Congress have managed to take a bad health care proposal and make it even worse in the U.S. House of Representatives measure that was leaked today. This is yet another heartless attempt to appease extreme members of the conservative right, without regard for what is best for mothers,...
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What does the president's "skinny budget" mean for afterschool and summer learning?

April 18, 2017
In March, President Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released the administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint. This “skinny budget” outlines the president’s vision for how Congress should spend federal discretionary funds for the upcoming fiscal year...
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Making the Tax Code Work for Low-Income Families

April 18, 2017
Today is Tax Day, marking the deadline for Americans to file their taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For many families living below the poverty line, the arrival of Tax Day means they can usually count on receiving money back from the government to use for everyday expenses such as...
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Take #5Actions To Make A Quick Impact!

April 17, 2017
Drum roll please… below are the #5Actions for this week! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them out across the week—your choice. The important thing is not WHEN you do them, but IF you do them. And if you do them, your actions will add up with others, and you're sure to have...
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