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Status of Black Women in the United States: A Report By NDWA & IWPR

June 7, 2017
Dear Friends, I am writing to share with you the Status of Black Women in the United States, a state-by-state report that examines the lived experiences of Black women in the U.S. ( Download here ). As you know, Black women get a raw deal in the U.S. We are mothers, caregivers, activists and...
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Time For Some Action: Six Things You Should Do Now To Challenge This Moment

June 4, 2017
BLM co-founder suggests some action items.
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Senator Gillibrand: Statement on Pres. Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Accord

June 3, 2017
This decision by President Trump to leave the Paris Accord is irresponsibly shortsighted and harmful to the United States. There is no credible doubt that climate change is real and is caused by human activity. We have irrefutable data that temperatures are rising, Arctic ice is melting, sea levels...
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Tips & Tactics for Tackling The Top Topics Facing Our Nation

June 3, 2017
On the radio show this week we hear from US Representative Rosa DeLauro about what’s going on in Congress, what you can do, and about her new book The Least Among Us ; we also discuss gun violence and how to stop it; address hunger in America; and reveal a new, high powered campaign to make sure...
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It's called 'having a country'

June 2, 2017
Shouldn’t we all have a stake in ensuring all residents of our nation have safe water to drink, clean air to breath, food on the table, a place to call home, a good education, and quality, affordable health care? Public investments to ensure basic living standards for all Americans should be what we do. It's called “having a country.” President Trump's budget would end that.
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5 Reasons Why Xenophobic “English-Only” Biases Undermine Our Kids’ Education, Job Prospects

June 2, 2017
Donald Trump’s openly anti-Hispanic rhetoric – for which he has never apologized -- has only fueled anti-Latino sentiment and racist acts in the country. Take for instance, the verbal abuse of Hispanics who speak Spanish in public. In one recent incident, a white woman verbally assaulted a Hispanic...
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Tell Trump and Congress: Don't Play Politics With Our Kids' Health!

May 30, 2017
"Don't play with our kids." Michelle Obama's statement - in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's declaration he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards - pretty much sums it up. Healthy food for kids isn't a game. It isn’t a partisan or a...
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Moms Praise New Maryland Law Restricting Suspensions and Expulsions of Children in Pre-K Through Second Grade

May 30, 2017
The creation of a commission to study the school-to-prison pipeline and restorative practices are a huge step forward in ensuring all kids are set up for success.
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Protect Access to Health Care & SNAP by Visiting Your Members of Congress

May 26, 2017
It’s an emergency! Your voice is needed — and is powerful! Sign up to drop by your members of Congress' office(s) to drop off, or share, important materials on health care and SNAP (food stamps). We'll send you everything you need for a successful visit! Sign up here:
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23 Million Reasons Why House Health Care Bill Must Be Defeated

May 25, 2017
Twenty-three million fewer Americans would receive coverage if the American Health Care Act becomes law – yet another sign that this so-called health care reform bill is one of the most destructive acts ever to emerge from Congress. We also know that people with pre-existing conditions could be...
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