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"Health is a fundamental human right:" Why we sued the Trump Administration

August 17, 2018
Recently, we in Baltimore City filed suit against the Trump Administration for intentionally and unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I am gravely concerned for the wellbeing of my patients, my city, and millions of individuals who are finding themselves unable to afford health care...
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How you Can Connect with your Member of Congress at a Town Hall

August 17, 2018
Town Halls are one of the most effective and direct ways to engage a member of Congress, as well as a crucial way to garner local media attention in districts that traditionally read local media only. This platform also allows for individuals to motivate other voters to hold incumbent members of...
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We are the leaders we’ve been looking for

August 15, 2018
"We are the leaders we’ve been looking for." ~Grace Lee Boggs All of us. We can do hard things. And we don’t need to wait for anyone to tell us how to do them. Our national rolling hunger strike launched on July 30th in Oakland, CA. This movement is in solidarity with the migrant families separated...
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QUICK SIGNATURE NEEDED to protect food stamps!

August 13, 2018
Every once in awhile something uplifting and amazing happens in Washington, D.C.— and when that special something happens, it’s likely because moms, dads, and concerned people like YOU have spoken out! That’s what’s currently happening with the piece of policy (the Farm Bill) that funds and...
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TELL CONGRESS: No more tax cuts for the 1%!

August 13, 2018
Brainstorm with me for a second….what are some things the moms of America need? -Paid family and medical leave -Quality, affordable childcare and healthcare -Good schools and parks for our kids Here is one thing the moms of America definitely DON’T need: Another GOP-Trump Tax Scam that benefits the...
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Parents Can Keep Children Safe from Dangerous Products With This Important Resource

August 14, 2018
As a pediatrician, I do everything I possibly can to keep children safe and healthy. One important part of that is counseling parents on what they can do to protect their children from dangerous products and unsafe toys. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of products that pose serious harm to...
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I Said Yes: Stepping Into Leadership for Justice

August 10, 2018
I've been on vacation with my family in SoCal these past 10 days. We took the kids to Knott's Berry Farm, the beach, the science museum, toured an old warship in Long Beach, visited the aquarium, La Brea Tar Pits, and so much more. A fun, but very full trip. Right before we left town, one of my...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018
We know you are busy with summer vacations and in some parts of the country getting kids back to school, so that’s why we provide the top #5Actions for the week for you to review and take action. This week, we need your help in stopping the spread of 3D guns, protecting SNAP, and preventing even...
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