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Back to School (-to-prison pipeline)

October 11, 2017
For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is a dangerous exercise in Russian roulette with the school-to-prison pipeline.
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UPDATE: House Passes Budget Giving Trillions to Wealthy Corporations! Easy Next Steps You Can Take

October 11, 2017
Over the past few weeks, MomsRising.org members have taken action and signed our letters to the U.S. Congress telling them to protect moms, kids, and families in the national budget and tax packages. Together, we have been a powerful force for families! We collected over 44,000 signatures from moms...
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Sessions “Religious Freedom” and Title VII Guidance Will Legalize Discrimination Against LGBTQ Americans

October 6, 2017
Earlier today, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued new guidance allowing individuals and businesses to act in the name of “religious freedom” and discriminate against LGBTQ people, without fear of government reprisal. The order allows individuals to act or abstain from action according to...
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Five Ways To Step Up Against Attacks On Our Families

October 6, 2017
Last week, Congressional Republicans let the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expire and voted in favor of gutting Medicaid which would result in millions more uninsured children. This week, the Trump administration rolled back access to birth control and the House passed a 20 week...
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9 Million Reasons Congress Must Act Now to Save CHIP

October 5, 2017
Co-authored by Stephanie Glover, Senior Health Policy Analyst, National Partnership for Women & Families Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ended last Saturday, September 30. More than nine million children and their families who rely on CHIP for affordable...
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MomsRising Endorses De-Escalate Washington, Initiative 940

October 4, 2017
Noting the devastating impact of police violence on communities of color and the imperative to bridge the divide between communities and police, MomsRising has endorsed Initiative Measure No. 940 (I-940) , a ballot measure designed to reduce police violence through mandatory de-escalation, mental...
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The Game-Changing Court of Appeals Decision That Nursing Moms Need To Know

September 22, 2017
Your job, your health or your safety: which would you give up? Agent Stephanie Hicks faced this exact choice when she returned to her job at the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) after the birth of her baby. Agent Hicks was discouraged from taking a full 12 weeks of FMLA leave and faced hostility...
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Head Smacker: They're trying to repeal the ACA...again

September 20, 2017
Senate leaders are trying one more time to repeal the ACA and strip coverage from millions, and they’re trying to do it in the next 1.5 weeks. Act now.
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U.S. Senate Republicans are VERY close to repealing our health care! (Call now!)

September 20, 2017
Yikes! Health care is under attack again—and we need to do everything we can to protect our health care! This is an emergency: The new Cassidy-Graham bill that’s being proposed is even more harmful and destructive to our health care than previous bills and would take away coverage from tens of...
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Tell your U.S. Senator: “Vote NO on any bill that repeals Obamacare!

September 19, 2017
It’s not yet October, but it seems that some extremists in the U.S. Senate and Pres. Trump are bringing out the zombies—in the form of yet another ridiculous and damaging Obamacare (health care) repeal bill! Boo. **We can’t let this bill pass! Sign on now to tell your U.S. Senator: Protect our...
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