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08/16/19
Summer is heading towards a close, and school and legislatures alike will soon be back in session. As we've seen, we can't take a break when it comes to speaking out about issues affecting our families and communities. THANK YOU to all who added their name to our urgent calls to action around...
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08/15/19
Long time child advocate and former deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development, Joan Lombardi, urges us all to step up efforts to stand up for children. It seems like every day we hear disturbing news about children facing violence in their communities, being separated from their...
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08/14/19
For the second time this year, SNAP (aka food stamps), and the families that rely most on it, are under attack by the Trump Administration. Now they are going after Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (or “Cat El”). Cat What? I know it sounds really wonky but we’ll explain why it’s so important...
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08/14/19
As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being.
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Three players from the US Women's National Team for soccer smooch their medals and trophy.]
08/14/19
We’re calling a red card on the U.S. Soccer Federation! Why? It’s bad enough that they don’t pay the national men’s and women’s soccer teams equally, but now they have hired not one, but two (!!!) lobbying firms to actively lobby against equal pay on Capitol Hill. → Tell the U.S. Soccer Federation...
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08/14/19
We have a brand new episode of #BreakingThrough this week and another awesome panel of guests. Join us as we talk with author and speaker Tim Wise on how to counteract white nationalism and white supremacy. Vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress, Chelsea Parsons joins the...
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08/10/19
This week we mourn the victims in Dayton and El Paso and stand with all those affected by the senseless gun deaths and domestic terrorism that are devastating our communities virtually every day -- and we will not rest until the epidemic of gun violence and hate in America ends. We also stand with...
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A screenshot of a girl in tears, on the news because her parents have been taken in an ICE raid.]
08/09/19
Hearing 11-year-old Magdalena Gomez Gregorio begging - BEGGING - for her parents after a raid in Mississippi, where over six hundred people were detained by ICE, is beyond devastating. As a mother, I think of my 11-year-old...I just can’t. We should be ashamed. This would be immoral and wrong on...
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08/09/19
“Terrified children sobbing as they beg for their parents. A distraught little girl crying out that her father is not a criminal. The schools and agencies that might be able to help caught completely off guard. Volunteers stepping in to try to comfort traumatized children and give them places to...
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08/08/19
Earlier this year thousands of MomsRising members celebrated a major victory when then Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim sentenced to life in prison at only 16 years old.[ 1 ] Cyntoia feared for her life. She defended her life.[ 2 ] She was...
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