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On the radio show this week, we cover the harmful effects of the recent attacks on Black studies and literature – and what you can do to help stop them; and we also cover the debt ceiling debate and how it could impact programs moms care about, including healthcare, SNAP, child care, and more; how...
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After recently giving birth to my second baby, I’ve learned that is important to focus on postpartum care in an environmentally conscious way. Not only does this benefit the health of both you and your child, but it also helps to preserve the environment for future generations. It can be difficult...
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North Carolina: Love Thy Neighbor, Expand Medicaid
Last week, the NC House passed HB76 to expand Medicaid to low-income, uninsured adults in North Carolina. After a decade of advocacy and stalemate, North Carolina is getting close to closing the Medicaid coverage gap! MomsRising created a cross-organization storybook to lift up the voices of...
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This article originally appeared on the Center for Child and Families website and is shared here with the express consent of the organization. Written by: Joan Alker State-by-State Report Shows Medicaid Now Covers More Than Half of U.S. Children This week we teamed up with our colleagues at the...
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As caring people, we all want the same thing – a safe place for our families to live and thrive. We all want our children to live in peace and safe from danger. But North Carolina leaders introduced a new bill that could endanger many immigrant children and families! QUICK SIGN: Tell North Carolina...
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On the radio show this week, we cover the continued outrageous attacks on access to abortioncare and reproductive health medications including Mifepristone; why representation matters and how you can run – or help someone run - for office; the tragic rise in mass shootings and what you can do about...
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We need to practice leaning on others.
Does this sound familiar? “I’m fine.” “Oh, I’ll be okay.” “I don’t want to be a bother.” “I just need to spend some more time thinking about it.” “I’ll figure it out.” These are some of the things we say to ourselves or others when we are in denial of our own needs. Denying our needs is one of the...
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"I suffered from terrible postpartum depression. My doctor didn't discuss it with me and I didn't know what was happening to me." --Lois Lois is just like so many moms who struggle after giving birth. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can, and we must, do better!
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Once again, conservative groups and anti-abortion politicians are doing their best to sustain power by stripping people of their human right to reproductive and abortion health care. This time in Amarillo, Texas where as it currently stands, Mifepristone -- the medication used to assist the...
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Thirty years ago, the *unpaid* Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law, and while FMLA is great if you’re covered and if you can afford unpaid leave- it’s not good enough. Three decades is far too long to wait for the promise of paid leave for every worker just like every other industrialized nation already has.
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