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It's Happening! #MomsVote #LatinasVotan

November 2, 2016
Yesterday, I got out my vintage orange pantsuit, turned up the volume on RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, put pen to ballot, affixed stamp to envelope, and inserted mail into mailbox to vote! (And I confess to feeling oddly giddy and empowered while voting in my bright orange pantsuit.) It’s really...
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To the Women Who Are Afraid

November 2, 2016
There’s a nagging suspicion inside you that something is wrong. He calls you names. He denies your feelings. He talks over you; yells at you; humiliates you; and re-writes reality, including the reality of what happened to you. Maybe you wouldn’t call it abuse, or can’t. Maybe he’s never lifted a...
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Como Se Parece la manera en Que Criamos a Nuestros Hijos a Nuestro Sistema Político

November 2, 2016
Me avergüenza admitir que me emocioné hasta el punto en que mis ojos y mi nariz no podían funcionar apropiadamente. Traté de no respirar ni pestañar para evitar un chorro de lágrimas. Desde el escenario Heather C. McGhee nos hablaba de la importancia de escucharnos y comprender nuestra condición...
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How Your Parenting Style Resembles Our Political System

November 2, 2016
I was embarrassed that I had welled up to the point where my nose and my eyes could no longer function properly. I attempted not to take a huge breath or blink since tears were going to pour. From the stage I listened to Heather C. McGhee tell all of us that we needed to listen and understand one...
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Child Watch® Column: Do Your Part: "March to the Polls" and Vote

October 7, 2016
If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today, I am certain he would be urgently saying it is a moral imperative for each one of us to register and vote in our local, state, and national elections this year — and every year. Shortly after Congressman John Lewis spoke movingly at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, he was asked on a radio show if he thought this was the time to organize another march on Washington. Without missing a beat, he replied: “I think the best march that we can have right now in America is on Election Day, November the eighth, for all of us all over America – Black and White, Latino, Native American, young people – to march to the polls. The vote is precious. It’s almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democratic society.”
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Why I Vote...

October 28, 2016
I was asked recently, for a different project, to sum up why I vote, in one or two sentences. Yeah, in just one or two sentences, not an easy task. So I thought about it for a while, I had to separate "what I vote for" from the real, deeper reasons "why I vote", the why not the what. The what may...
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Don’t just Get Out The Vote - GOURD Out The Vote with Electoral Pumpkins!

October 18, 2016
Does this election season have you stressed out? I’ve got a solution for you! Let’s Gourd Out The Vote and carve some electoral pumpkins! What the what? What is “Gourd Out the Vote” and what is an electoral pumpkin? A weird band? A polling firm? Nope! Gourd out the vote is a seasonal play on “get...
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Paid Family and Medical Leave is everywhere in #NH

October 24, 2016
Things are certainly changing different this election season. While there is a lot that is deeply disturbing, and a lot I will not want to remember after 2016 is said and done, but one thing that is worth acknowledging is that the discussion moved forward for families, and that Paid Family and...
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Whoa, postcard campaign is EXPLODING!

October 21, 2016
Last week we asked important supporters like you to tap into your super powers and help turn out the women's vote. Well, A LOT OF YOU flexed your superhero muscles and volunteered to send handwritten notes to women voters, urging them to vote. WHICH IS AWESOME! But… reaching as many critical women...
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Early voting has opened in NC! Get all your voting info here.

October 20, 2016
It's ON, North Carolina. After an election season unlike any we've ever seen before, it's your turn to have the final say when you head to the voting booth. Early voting locations are open for you to cast your ballot now. It's time to own our power! Early voting opened in North Carolina on Thursday...
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