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What happened in Durham

August 22, 2017
Like many people, a week ago I was feeling pretty down about the state of racial justice and just basic humanity in the United States. But then something happened. Sunday In response to the hate and violence displayed in Charlottesville, hundreds of Durhamites came together for a huge vigil on...
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Groups Urge Judge to Release Pregnant Black Mother With Medical Complications from Texas County Jail Immediately

August 21, 2017
Keeping Kandace Washington in jail for months without proper medical care is unacceptable.
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#ProtectOurCare Meet Tracy in Texas

August 19, 2017
Quality, affordable healthcare coverage is incredibly important to families in the U.S. MomsRising has recieved thousands of messages from our volunteers with stories about why the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare matter for the health of their families. This #...
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#5Actions of the Week: August 19, 2017

August 18, 2017
There's a LOT of political news filling the airwaves, so we want to make sure these other important actions aren't missed! THANK YOU for sticking with us and for taking action during these tumultuous times. We must #KeepMarching! As always, please act and share. Together we're making a difference...
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"None of Us Can Stand Silent:" 5 Ways to Stand Up For Our Communities & Democratic Values Now

August 12, 2017
People, especially white people like me, it’s time to stand up with courage, clarity and integrity against white supremacy and hate politics. None of us can stand silent. Just look at what’s happening in # Charlottesville , Virginia yesterday and today. The diversity of our nation is what’s made...
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MomsRising Statement on Charlottesville: “This is a fight for our children’s & our nation’s future. We will not back down.”

August 12, 2017
This weekend, we watch in horror as white supremacists and Nazis march through the streets of Charlottesville inciting violence that has caused the death of at least one peaceful anti-racism demonstrator. There’s no question that the election of Donald Trump has emboldened white supremacists, neo-...
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It's past time to restore democracy in North Carolina

August 4, 2017
If you live in a "swing state" like North Carolina or Texas, or have more than a passing interest in democracy, you are probably aware of how severely many state and federal electoral districts are gerrymandered . Rather than voters being able to pick our representatives, elected officials have...
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Update on #JordanEdwards

August 4, 2017
In April, fifteen year old Jordan Edwards and his brothers were driving away from a party when he was shot in the head and killed by Police Officer Roy Oliver. To add to this horrific tragedy, Jordan's two brothers were held overnight in jail-without charges. And police even detained Jordan’s...
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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

August 4, 2017
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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Breastfeeding America: What We Know

August 1, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare, personal choice and...
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