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A Different Kind of New Year--What If We Just Let Ourselves Be?

January 26, 2022
It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of January. But maybe that’s a good thing. The pressure we put on ourselves and each other at this time of the year! What a way to -- maybe not -- start things off! It's an arbitrary transition but it is one whether we like it or not. Calendars, holidays, social expectations, parenting all lean on us and ask us to do things like: reflect, change, amend, clean, better ourselves, connect with others, make commitments, break commitments, put the past to rest, fix the past, be more present, do it now, build a future.
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Maternal Immunization

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Baby. Get Vaccinated.

January 25, 2022
Navigating the vast world of advice offered to pregnant individuals can be daunting, but there is at least one thing experts agree on: making sure you get the vaccines recommended during the course of pregnancy, including the COVID-19 vaccine, is one of the best ways pregnant people can help...
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MS. MAGAZINE OPINION: Build Back Better Would Be a Game Changer

January 18, 2022
On Jan. 6, 2022, Ms. Magazine published an opinion piece that I co-wrote with MomsRising partner, Women’s Economic Justice Director and The Century Foundation Senior Fellow Julie Kashen: The U.S. Is in Urgent Need of Childcare Solutions. Build Back Better Would Be a Game-Changer In the opinion, we...
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Dígale al DHS que nunca más vuelva a separar a las familias!

January 21, 2022
La política Cero Tolerancia promulgada por la administración Trump que creó la separación familiar es una mancha en la historia de nuestra nación. Usar a los niños como tácticas en nombre de la aplicación de las leyes migratorias no es solo ilegal, sino increíblemente inmoral, inhumano y perjudicial para todas las familias afectadas por esta dañina política.
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Brand New Breaking Through Podcast: Saving Our Democracy

January 18, 2022
On the radio show this week, we cover the ways in which our democracy is under attack and how we can fight back; as well as the latest with the pandemic, childcare and schools closing, and legislation to lift us all (Did someone say Build Back Better Act?); and we also cover how we can elect the...
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Calling all New Yorkers: Let’s win on child care!

January 15, 2022
I’m a mom from Queens, NY. I’ve always relied on child care to take care of my children while I worked outside the home. I know all too well how expensive it is, and how many parents are left with few options that are affordable and in their communities. I was one of the unfortunate parents who...
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Help save lives, end racial & ethnic maternal health disparities and promote birth equity!

January 16, 2022
Right now, the United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world, with major racial disparities with Black women losing their lives at 3 to 4 times more than the rate of white women due to maternity-related causes, independent of age, economic background, or education. This is a fact that has not changed for several decades.
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Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

January 11, 2022
Many of us had a pit in our stomach as we watched the arguments last month at the U.S. Supreme Court on the fate of Roe v. Wade. Those justices will decide whether millions of people will lose access to abortion and the reproductive care they need. It’s past time for lawmakers to act to protect our reproductive rights!
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