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Washington State MomsForce: 5 Actions in 5 Minutes

February 3, 2017
Wow – it has been a big week. Families in Washington state and across the country are still reeling from the harmful directives coming from the new administration. Now, more than ever, Washingtonians are counting on the power of state and local advocacy to move the dial for children and families...
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#KeepMarching! Top 5 Actions For YOU This Week! #5Actions

February 6, 2017
Wow. We’ve gotten A LOT of good feedback that our new program of #5Actions a week coming to you on Mondays is helpful. THANK YOU! Here are the #5Actions for this week with an important note: You are making a difference! We’ve seen President Trump and many in Congress walk back threats to...
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Still We Rise: 9 Amazing Ways YOU Made an Impact for Women and Families in 2016

February 3, 2017
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our MomsRising supporters for powering incredible MOMentum in 2016. Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that women’s and family economic security -- from paid family leave to equal pay – were barely part of the political...
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Moms Group Calls on U.S. Senators to Shut Down Senate, Block SCOTUS Nominee

February 1, 2017
Since taking the oath of office, President Trump has pursued an agenda that undermines the values of our communities and the democratic principles that make our nation great. With so much at stake, it is critical that the U.S. Supreme Court remains an independent check on Presidential authority -...
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Control our Money, Control Our Destiny: Women’s March 2017

January 26, 2017
I attended the Women’s March in Washington DC over the weekend. It was exhilarating and gave half a million participants an inspiring feeling of “yes we can!” I am still on a high from the sense of power in numbers and community I felt on that day. One of the speakers, Kierra Johnson, the Executive Director of URGE, pointed out in her speech that “If someone else controls your body, it is they and not you that control your destiny.” Amen. I only wish that the women’s march could have articulated a parallel message: if you don’t control your money, you don’t control your destiny either.

#WhyIMarch - for myself, for my family, for all of us

January 24, 2017
My name is Nancy and I live in Manchester NH. I am a mother. I am a waitress. I am strong and I am an activist. I have used my life experiences as motivation to speak out about what I believe in. In April of 2012, I gave birth to my first son Hunter. He was already a fighter weighing in at 2 lb 10...
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We Marched! Now We Rise: 5 Actions You Can Do From Anywhere

January 23, 2017
This past Saturday, January 21st, millions of people marched at over 600 Women's Marches across our nation and world. The combined total of people who took to the streets in cities from Washington, D.C. to Seattle and all cities in between is historic. Saturday's marches were the starting line. Now...
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Thousands Nationwide Come Out to Fight Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

January 18, 2017
The line of cars snaking into the parking lots at Bowie State University was the first clue that on January 15 people in Maryland were determined to stand and fight against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. They were responding to calls from members of Congress, organized labor and activist...
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Secretary of Labor Violations?

January 18, 2017
“My experience at Carl’s Jr. left me feeling hopeless. I tried to communicate the problems experienced with my supervisors, and yet the problem continued and nothing was done about it. If Andrew Puzder allowed these things to happen at a company like Carl’s Jr, how would he protect workers across...
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Human Needs Report: The 115th Congress Begins

January 18, 2017
The 115 th Congress convened on Jan. 3 and hit the ground running. The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report , our regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations, with a look at what Members of Congress have...
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