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Leaked Executive Order on Religious Freedom Could Impose Harm on Black Women and Their Families

February 14, 2017
There has been a great deal of discussion about the draft religious freedom order that was recently leaked . Most of the conversation has centered around how the order would allow for discrimination against LGBTQ folks, and rightly so, the order clearly targets that community. However, the order...
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You’re invited! Join us for a special Tele-Town Hall TOMORROW with USOW!

February 14, 2017
Want to join us on an important call? We’re partnering on a Week of Action with the United State of Women (USOW) and as a kick-off there will be a Tele-Town Hall featuring the incredible Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; along with special guests Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, President of the Planned...
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DeVos was confirmed. Here’s what’s at stake for students with disabilities.

February 13, 2017
In the weeks leading up to the vote confirming Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, the switchboards on Capitol Hill were overwhelmed with calls. Hill staff noted that some senators received 25,000 or more letters and emails about DeVos, most in opposition to her nomination. Concerned parents,...
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From My Heart To Yours #RevolutionaryLove

February 10, 2017
Then: Election Night November 8, 2016 I fell asleep. The votes were still being counted. At three in the morning, I could feel this weird buzzing in the air. My love was awake, the cell phone light illuminating his face. He looked like he had been reading for hours. With my voice still sounding...
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Efforts to Repeal Affordable Care Act Miss First Deadline but Still Push Forward

February 10, 2017
Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Trump took steps to continue the GOP’s pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act. His Republican counterparts on Capitol Hill, however, missed their first self-imposed deadline on passing legislation to do so. President Trump signed an executive...
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Head Smacker: Pentagon buried study showing $125 billion in waste, but Congress and the Trump Administration want to give it more money

February 10, 2017
The Pentagon hid $125 billion in waste. But the Trump Administration and Congress are preparing to give even more money to the Pentagon for the current fiscal year and for years to come.
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Earned Sick Days for ALL of Rhode Island!

February 10, 2017
The news out of Washington D.C. has been dark and disturbing over the last few weeks, but good things are still moving forward here in Rhode Island – and YOU have the power to help turboboost this important progress. This week, Rhode Island lawmakers introduced legislation that would enable working...
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Price Confirmation Puts Our Nation’s Health Care System at Risk

February 10, 2017
In another cynical, partisan vote, the U.S. Senate last night confirmed Rep. Tom Price to serve as the nation’s next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) – putting our country’s health care system at risk. This confirmation will exacerbate the deep anxiety that moms and caregivers...
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Am I An Advocate?

February 9, 2017
Your friends share petitions on Facebook and maybe you sign them or scroll past. Or perhaps, you have that one issue you feel passionate about. Maybe you’ve joined a few Facebook groups for support with like-minded moms. Does that make you an advocate? If you find yourself spurting out facts about...
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Confirmation of Sessions to Serve as U.S. Attorney General a Huge Disservice to the Nation

February 8, 2017
It is nothing less than shameful that the U.S. Senate tonight confirmed Jeff Sessions to serve as U.S. Attorney General – our country’s chief law enforcement officer. Sessions’ record on basic civil rights is profoundly disturbing. Jeff Sessions’ vision for America hurts our children, families, communities, economy, and country.
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