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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave in NC, VoteRunLead, & More!

May 24, 2019
VICTORY IN NC! State employees of any North Carolina department, agency, board or commission under the oversight of the Governor can access up to eight weeks of paid parental leave after giving birth or four weeks of paid parental leave after a partner gives birth or to bond with and care for a...
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Tell Your Governor: My Body, My Choice!

May 21, 2019
Most women who have abortions are already moms . Being able to manage how many children we have and when we have them has been nothing short of revolutionary — not just for women and mothers , but for our country as a whole. It has helped to narrow the gender pay gap, improved the health of women...
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Supporting Mothers of Color with Culturally Relevant Mental Health Services

May 24, 2019
My mother was diagnosed with a mental illness years after arriving in the United States from Sri Lanka. Some of the doctors she saw believe her illness began as postpartum (maternal) depression that was unrecognized and undiagnosed years earlier. Since her diagnosis 30 years ago, my father and I...
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Why You Should Start Your Summer Screen Time Rules Today

May 23, 2019
For some kids, summer means getting on the computer and not getting off 'til September. And even though a lot of parents relax their screen limits over the break, allowing a full-on hibernation is just not gonna happen . And it shouldn't. Kids need to get outside, of course. But they also need to...
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Make your child care center a “safe space” from immigration enforcement

May 22, 2019
If federal immigration agents came to your family’s child care program to arrest or interview a parent or staff member, would program staff know what to do? Would they know that immigration agents are generally restricted from entering their centers? An unwelcome, unexpected visit from immigration...
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Don't Just Worry About My Child, Care For My People

May 22, 2019
Having a child always seemed overwhelming even though I have worked in education throughout my career. I was terrified to bring a black child into this world, knowing how hard it would be for them. However, when your father dies and mother suffers a stroke, your priorities change. I was blessed to...
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Not about abortion

All New #RisersRadio: This Is NOT A Drill

May 20, 2019
On the #BreakingThrough radio show this week we cover the attack on women’s bodily autonomy and what you can do to protect your rights. We talk about what’s happening in Washington DC that’s hopeful and not-so-hopeful, including conversations around impeachment. We’ll also discuss the good news...
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Kansas City, MO: New School District Wellness Policy Aims to Create a Culture of Health at School

May 21, 2019
Within Kansas City, MO, a baby born in one neighborhood had a life expectancy 15 years shorter than a child born just a few miles away. Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO),a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, responded to the challenge in many ways. That comprehensive approach to improving health, particularly in neighborhoods that historically have lacked access to financial investment and opportunities, helped Kansas City win a 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
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