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"You may not get hit with the bullet, but it still hurts you."

December 20, 2016
My name is Alton Lucas, and I lost two people dear to me to gun violence – my dad and my nephew. I know gun safety is a hot-button issue that’s all over the news these days. But if there’s one organization that I trust to bring people to the table to actually make change – it’s MomsRising. I live...
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Demand Justice in the Shooting of Walter Scott

December 12, 2016
In April 2015, we witnessed one of the worst videos of police murder ever captured on a cell phone. An unarmed Walter Scott was shot 8 times in the back while running away from South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager. To further add to this harrowing situation, Office Slager is seen planting...
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NYC City Hall: Activists Urge Lawmakers To Pass Right to Know Act

December 12, 2016
Today, MomsRising, Girls for Gender Equity, w omen, trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers anchored a presser at City Hall to call on Council to pass the Right To Know Act. I n communities across the city, women and trans* and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face gender-specific humiliation...
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Keep Pounding

December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show...
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Justice for Tyre King

November 2, 2016
While the Presidential election has been dominating the headlines, unjust tragedies are happening in our nation that need our attention. Losing a child is the most devastating experience a family can go through. Yet imagine losing them to the actions of the very people who are sworn to protect and...
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Child Watch® Column: "Inaction Cannot Be An Option"

June 16, 2016
Inaction is not an option. In the wake of the worst mass shooting in American history we can and must do everything in our power to end this scourge of terror, hate and bullets that fly across our land killing and maiming and breaking hearts and traumatizing communities with ever increasing frequency.
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Two Black fathers shot dead for nothing.

September 23, 2016
Keith Lamont Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina, had been waiting in his car for his son to arrive home from school, and Terence Crutcher, of Tulsa, Oklahoma had been waiting at the side of the road after his truck stalled. Both men are now dead, wrongfully gunned down by police. Both are Black men...
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MomsRising on the Police Murders of Keith Lamont Scott, Tyre King and Terence Crutcher

September 21, 2016
No mom or dad, no son or daughter, should ever have to fear a loved one could come to harm at the hands of those charged with protecting them. Yet look at the headlines. Thirteen-year-old Tyre King, as well as Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher, both fathers, were killed by police just this week...
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No Safety Here

August 8, 2016
A month and four days have passed and I’m still on edge. On July 4th my family and I traveled to Carowinds, a very popular amusement park that borders the line between North and South Carolina. As a Black American I have never believed in actively celebrating a holiday based on freedoms not...
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I Mourn, With Hope

July 21, 2016
Today I mourn. Yesterday I mourned. I mourned for the history that has brought us to these days. I mourned for slavery, for lynching, for Rodney King to Philando Castile and everyone in between. I mourn for the officers killed in Dallas last night. I mourn for the African-American man who's heart...
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