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“It Sucks.” Infants, Toddlers, and the COVID-19 Child Care Crisis

August 11, 2020
Kansas mom, Kaylee, just about summed up the crisis families are facing with child care with MomsRising: “It sucks. I'm afraid to send them to a grandparent, but also afraid to send them to a [formal child care] situation where we don't know the risks of them bringing home COVID to those same...
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A Townhall on Protecting Our Health AND Our Vote

August 10, 2020
Not only is our country facing unprecedented public health and economic crises, but our democracy is in crisis, too. We have seen the devastating effect of voters forced to choose between their health and their vote in the Wisconsin and Georgia primaries, where thousands of voters had to wait in...
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Calling All Digital Influencers!

August 6, 2020
Can you believe it’s already August? What a year it has been. We have been in touch with some of our digital influencers via our Risers & Shakers group on Facebook but, we are really hoping that everyone is doing as well as can be expected, given the fact that we are in the middle of a once-in-...
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Work-Life Balance AND Homeschooling Your Children? It’s Possible!

August 6, 2020
In 2019, after an extremely distressing school year filled with my son’s academic needs not being met, bullying against him by other students, and constant fear and stress on my part, I decided I was going to take my son’s education into my own hands and homeschool him. This would be in conjunction...
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Don’t be a threat and don’t make the white parents angry.

August 7, 2020
Coach: Do you feel bad that you hurt Heather*? Me: Oh my gosh, yes. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean t— Coach: Don’t feel bad. Coach was on a quest to get me to be more aggressive on the soccer field. She was a product of a National Championship collegiate team and a near-Olympian herself, and was...

Review the Week: 3 Can't Miss Posts [Aug. 7, 2020]

August 7, 2020
ICYMI: The MomsRising community continued to raise our voices for justice and economic security for families hurt by the COVID-19 crisis this week. Check out these three important items that you loved, shared or might have missed for the week ending Aug. 7, 2020. BLOG: Mitch better have my money...
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Planning for School Re-Opening and English Learners

August 5, 2020
By now, we all know that the coronavirus presents schools with unprecedented challenges. Most K–12 campuses across the country closed in the spring—and scrambled to continue their work in a different setting. The pace of the crisis left the country’s public education system with little time to plan...

Getting My Son the Health Care He Needs Was Never Easy … But Now It’s Practically Impossible

July 27, 2020
MomsRising collects stories from our members all across the U.S. about how health policies are impacting families. Here is a powerful story about the need to make sure everyone has access to quality, affordable health care from a MomsRising volunteer in Georgia: ---- My 15-year-old son Joe is a...
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