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#RisersRadio: Women’s March, Women Win, Women Rise for Change

January 18, 2019
On the #RADIOshow this past week, we covered the Women's March on January 19th and how you can march; why even businesses love the new Washington Paid Family/Medical Leave law; the powerful win relating to Cyntoia Brown regaining freedom; and get the inside scoop on how a bipartisan bill for...
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Paycheck Fairness

Quick Signature for Paycheck Fairness Act!

January 22, 2019
Have you seen all the “New Year, New Me” memes? I’ve got a better one: New Congress, New Chance for equal pay! That’s right — this new 116th Congress, the most diverse in history, is the best shot we’ve had in years to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. And the time to get your members of Congress on...
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A Call to Conscience

January 18, 2019
January 15th would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 90th birthday. How should we honor him today? Earlier this month Dr. King’s personal attorney and friend Clarence Jones convened an intergenerational, interracial, interfaith group for the launch of the Gandhi King Institute for Nonviolence...
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Take Action!

The U.S. Senate can reopen the government. TAKE ACTION!

January 18, 2019
“My husband and I are both contractors who support NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. I have called all my creditors and doctors and explained the situation. I have cancelled ALL my appointments and only pay what is necessary (electric, water, insurance for my vehicle, health care for my 9 year old...
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5 Ways You Can Respond To The Family Separation Crisis

January 17, 2019
7AE9B086-0118-4B33-AFA1-DF9906F2285C.jpeg The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that not only were “thousands” more migrant children separated at the Southern border by the Trump administration than previously known, but that they didn’t even know how many...
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Ogden, Clarksville, Huntsville: Stories from the Trump Shutdown

January 17, 2019
When one contemplates the epicenter of the Trump Shutdown, the snowy community of Ogden, Utah probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Neither is Clarksville, West Virginia. Or Huntsville, Alabama. But as the shutdown enters its 27th day, these communities are among the places where the...
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Black Breastfeeding Caucus (BBC) Calls On Disney Parks To Apologize

January 16, 2019
On Christmas Day, Alleah Erica Clarke was at DisneyWorld in Orlando with her 8-month old son for his first Christmas. What was supposed to be a magical experience turned into every breastfeeding mom’s nightmare when a Disney Parks cast member called security on her, repeatedly harassing Ms. Clarke...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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