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12/10/18
This past weekend, birth workers convened in Atlanta for the first Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute . The Institute brought together doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, public health advocates, researchers and mothers with a singular commitment to address a national crisis:...
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12/10/18
I have amazing and urgent news for you! We could get Congress to pass an important new law to support breastfeeding moms before the end of this year, but we have less than two weeks to get it done! The clock is ticking! Join me right now in urging Congress to stand up for breastfeeding moms and...
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12/10/18
Although the concept has been around for some time, social emotional learning (SEL) has become the new buzzword in education circles, joining the ranks of other child and youth-centered keywords including trauma-informed teaching, restorative justice, and positive behavior intervention schools...
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12/10/18
On the #RadioShow this week we cover how YOU can get healthcare coverage through www.healthcare.gov before Dec. 15th; the ways in which gun safety legislation is moving forward and how you can help; why a best-in-the-nation paid family/medical leave bill is changing our nation for the better; and...
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12/07/18
Happy December! And what a month it's been. Thank you once again for the tremendous work getting out the vote this fall. We were so amazed and inspired by the thousands and thousands of actions MomsRising members took to get friends and family to the polls. From texting voters to writing postcards...
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12/05/18
It’s time to use our outside voices for health care! Healthcare.gov is open for business now through December 15th. With only 10 days left during open enrollment, time is short and we need YOU to be a #HealthcareHero by helping us spread the word! Take action and help get the word out about open...
Felicia Burnett's picture
12/05/18
Intense does not begin to describe last week's staff retreat. Anti-oppression and anti-semitism training, visits to the The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarcerationand and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice exploring enslavement and lynching, and a dance party (because...
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12/05/18
Last week we got some sobering news on children’s health in North Carolina: After years of progress, the rate of children with no health coverage in our state has reversed course. Nearly 5% of kids in North Carolina now have no health insurance (that’s 119,000 children) – despite the fact that our...
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12/05/18
This week, Jewish families around the world are celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is an eight-night "festival of light" that celebrates the the miracle of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, defeating one of the mightiest armies on earth, the Greeks, against all odds. Many families light a...
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12/04/18
As a parent, I believe that it is essential that my children feel not just physically safe, but also socially and emotionally safe in their schools. As a mental health professional who has worked in both elementary and high schools, I have seen that physical safety is often the primary focus in...
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