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No tax cuts for wealthy corporations!

September 13, 2017
Right now, many of us have our eyes trained on Hurricane Irma, concerned about people in the path of its progress. When it rains, it pours. There’s a storm of a whole other kind brewing in our nation’s capitol—it’s one that’s not being tracked by radar on national news, and doesn’t have a catchy...
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New School Year, Same Uncertainty for Parents Without Paid Sick Days

September 7, 2017
For kids, heading back to school can be an anxious and exciting time – figuring out new routines, adjusting to different teachers and classmates and navigating changes in social and academic environments, all while growing and learning. Employed parents stress about these changes too, but the millions of moms, dads and caregivers without access to paid sick time also have to worry about cold and flu season and what will happen if their kids get sick.
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Birth Control Coverage is in Jeopardy, and This is a HUGE Problem

September 5, 2017
The Affordable Care Act’s mandate that Marketplace plans and all new private insurance plans , from 2012 on, cover birth control without requiring a copay or coinsurance is a critical component of the health care legislation. This mandate has made it possible for women to obtain highly effective...
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#5Actions of the Week: September 2, 2017

September 3, 2017
Dear friends: It's another big week. Hurricane Harvey has brought widespread devastation to millions of people and businesses. And rumors are that President Trump is planning to repeal DACA - the program that protects over 800,000 DREAMers - any day. At times like these we need to stand together...
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Detained, pregnant and in jeopardy

September 1, 2017
Maria Solis, a 28-year-old pregnant mother of three who is married to a US citizen, has spent over four weeks at Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, California, where she fears miscarrying due to a lack of access to the prenatal care she needs. Detaining her during her immigration proceeding...
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MomsRising Statement on Trump Plan to Fully Restore Military Surplus Transfers to Police Departments: “Trump is Proving Himself to Be the Cruel President We All Feared He Would Become”

August 28, 2017
Our communities are not battlefields, and large-caliber weapons and military gear do not belong on our streets. It is not surprising that Trump, who ran a campaign that stoked racial violence, would arm the police with equipment to terrorize the citizens they are tasked to protect with new forms of...
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Shameful Arpaio Pardon Signals Support for Bigotry, Contempt for Rule of Law

August 26, 2017
In pardoning disgraced former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, President Trump has signaled to bigots and white supremacists that they need not worry about being held accountable for vicious, racist actions. This pardon demonstrates contempt for the real American values of inclusion, diversity...
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How a Group of Indigenous Women Runners Triggered a Global Seismic Shift

August 24, 2017
"Whether you were present at Standing Rock or watched on electronic screens around the world, we all felt that energy— we experienced our oneness”
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Voting Rights and Women

August 23, 2017
When Margie Mueller, 85, went to her local Plymouth, Wis., polling site last Election Day, she was turned away because her driver’s license had expired. She was told she could go to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Sheboygan, Wis., to get a new, valid ID. That wasn’t going to happen; Sheboygan...
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Tell leaders: Make our health care system better, don't sabotage it!

August 22, 2017
In the deluge of awfulness of the last week, you may have missed this critical story in the news. As threatened, President Trump is trying his best to “let Obamacare implode.” Indeed, through deliberate acts of sabotage, the Trump administration is purposefully driving up health insurance premiums...
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