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Ending Lead Exposure at NC Child Care Centers

March 18, 2019
Here’s a welcome good news story about kids’ health and the environment: In North Carolina, public health officials have been working for more than 30 years to eliminate childhood lead poisoning – and have come very close to doing so. Child blood levels have dropped dramatically population-wide...
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How to Deal With the Violent Videos In Your Kid's Social Media Feed

March 15, 2019
Protesters push, shove, and yell obscenities at each other. A young refugee's body washes up on the shore. A bus driver is bullied while students cheer. A man commits suicide. These aren't scenes from a video game. Thanks to live-streaming apps such as Facebook Live , live.ly , Periscope , and...
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Paid family leave JUST introduced in Colorado!

March 11, 2019
I can barely contain my excitement! Last Thursday, the CO FAMLI Act (Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act) was introduced in the Colorado State Senate as SB19-188. After 5 years of this bill being introduced and discussed, this could FINALLY be the year it passes! But we can’t take anything for...
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Testimony for the Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs Hearing 3.12.19

March 12, 2019
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising Member, Nikki Berlew-O’Meara, to the hearing of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Hearing as part of the House Education and Labor Committee held on March 12, 2019.
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#GoodNews This Week: Child Nutrition and More!

March 11, 2019
VICTORY! EVEN MORE good news in the work to stop private prison financing! Thanks to your work, signing and delivering petitions, showing up at your local Wells Fargo (and Chase) bank branches to ask about their decision to finance private prisons that detain immigrant families, we have made...
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Top Actions of the Past Week: March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019
Our hearts are breaking for all the victims, survivors and families, and for the entire Muslim community, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The violence that took place yesterday is horrendous. Around the world, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, churches and all places of worship should be a...
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All New Risers Radio: We're So Excited!

March 11, 2019
We are all new on the radio show this week as we cover the GIANT win of JPMorgan Chase's announcement that they will “no longer bank the private prison industry”! We discuss the “work beneath the work” as well as the childcare crisis in America and hear about more WINS. We also get the inside scoop...
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A Plea for Paid Family Leave

March 8, 2019
A few weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of my two-year-old wailing. She was afraid and uncomfortable, having vomited in her bed and woken herself up. She reached for me, her sweet face looking pitiful and streaked with tears. As soon as she was bathed and comforted and...
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