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Nevertheless, SHE PERSISTED

February 8, 2017
Last night, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell used an obscure Senate rule to specifically block Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking, and to silence her for the rest of the debate over U.S. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. After this sexist move, he had the audacity to say: “She was warned. She...
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5 Years Without Justice is Enough

February 8, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 was the fifth anniversary of the killing of Ramarley Graham. Five years ago, 18 year old Ramarley was gunned down in his own home by NYPD Officer Haste. Police officers followed Ramarley, broke into his home without a warrant and shot him dead in front of his grandmother...
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Stop Trump's Dangerous Pick for EPA

February 8, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the agency that safeguards our air, drinking water, and regulates chemicals in our environment. It is one of the most important agencies protecting the environment for our children and generations to come. The next head of the Environmental Protection...
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How to Be Awesome at a Town Hall Near You!

February 7, 2017
When members of Congress are on recess and return home, many host town hall meetings so they can hear from constituents like you. Lawmakers thrive on contact from the people who live in their districts to gauge what their constituents care about most. The voices of parents are especially powerful...
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Five Ways to Be a Kickass Healthcare Advocate!

February 7, 2017
As you have probably heard by now, Congress is trying to repeal health coverage by gutting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a big deal. Independent, credible experts agree that a repeal of the ACA without an immediate replacement would leave almost 30 million people uninsured, including 4...
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'The Children of America Lost Today’ When U.S. Senate Confirmed Betsy DeVos to Serve as United States Secretary of Education

February 7, 2017
Every Senator who voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education today should be ashamed. They put allegiance to an unpopular and dysfunctional president over the best interests of our children, our education system, our economy and our country – and above the wishes of their...
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Washington State MomsForce: 5 Actions in 5 Minutes

February 3, 2017
Wow – it has been a big week. Families in Washington state and across the country are still reeling from the harmful directives coming from the new administration. Now, more than ever, Washingtonians are counting on the power of state and local advocacy to move the dial for children and families...
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Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.

January 31, 2017
I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to register my opposition to the new regime. Participating in the Women’s March — if you count satellite protests...
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#KeepMarching — Top 5 Actions You Can Do Right This Very Second

January 30, 2017
Yikes. Donald Trump has been in office for just one week — and already there are many, many places our voices are urgently needed to protect our country and our families. It can feel overwhelming. But we can do this! Moms, dads, and people are excellent multi-taskers! We won’t let Trump’s tactic of...
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Control our Money, Control Our Destiny: Women’s March 2017

January 26, 2017
I attended the Women’s March in Washington DC over the weekend. It was exhilarating and gave half a million participants an inspiring feeling of “yes we can!” I am still on a high from the sense of power in numbers and community I felt on that day. One of the speakers, Kierra Johnson, the Executive Director of URGE, pointed out in her speech that “If someone else controls your body, it is they and not you that control your destiny.” Amen. I only wish that the women’s march could have articulated a parallel message: if you don’t control your money, you don’t control your destiny either.

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