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#GoodNews This Week: The Power of Sharing Our Personal Healthcare Stories

October 18, 2019
VOICES: We're featuring three moms' posts on healthcare this week. They were all so compelling, we couldn't choose just one. Leave a comment on the posts you read and let us know what you think, or share your own experiences. Thank you for being part of the MomsRising community! Single Mom Speaks...
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What I Still Need Policymakers to Know About Health Care

October 17, 2019
Two years ago, I wrote a blogpost for Moms Rising about what I told Senators about my family’s health care needs. Two years later I need to speak again. My husband and I have two children with Down syndrome – a 16-year-old son and a 14 year-old daughter. Our daughter is nonverbal. Neither of my...
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Deadline Approaching! Oppose HUD’s Attempt to Gut Critical Civil Rights Tool

October 16, 2019
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently proposed a rule that would gut a long-standing civil rights protection called “disparate impact theory” under the Fair Housing Act that has offered recourse for countless people experiencing housing discrimination and segregation...
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The Waiting Room

October 11, 2019
Yesterday in the waiting room at a therapist’s office, I met a chatty 4-year old. I told his parents he reminded me so much of my son five years ago. His mother sat up a little straighter. She turned to face me directly. She asked me to imagine I could go back and advise myself five years ago,...
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Single Mom Speaks Out On Affordable Health Care: "I Will Not Remain Silent"

October 15, 2019
I am a single mom with a son whom I have financially supported on my own for 22 years. I am an artist/small business owner. I proudly watched my son graduate from college last June. Me and Juan right after g.jpg Trust me, it has not been an easy road. The most difficult challenge over the years was...
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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

October 11, 2019
"I think the broader you can make the issue of hunger, the more successful your efforts will be. It’s critical that people have enough to eat and can access nutritious food, but if you connect that issue to economic development, to supporting farmers, to improving public health then it becomes a conversation that involves everyone and everyone becomes invested in helping it succeed.”
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Keep the momentum going for impeachment!

October 10, 2019
It’s time to double down on speaking up: President Trump’s White House announced this week it won’t cooperate with the impeachment inquiry at all. The stakes couldn’t be higher! Our children are counting on us. *We must make sure President Trump is held accountable for using taxpayer money and the...
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Get An Early Start on 2020 – Host a Super Voter Treasure Box!

October 4, 2019
The 2020 election is more than a year away, but families across the country are telling us that they can’t wait to vote! One of the voting challenges we hear most often is that it can be hard to wait in long polling place lines with children. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to announce the...
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