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All New Risers Radio: Fighting The Good and Important Fight!

October 22, 2019
This week on a brand new episode of the #BreakingThrough podcast we cover civil rights and preschool and why police violence is gun violence. We discuss why and how we can work to stop climate change; and we’ll also get the low-down on some important wins for dignity within food justice. *Special...
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A Mom’s Abortion Story

October 21, 2019
I’m able to give my son a global perspective and help him find his own ways to grow up and give back. This year he started 5th grade and I am so grateful that I was able to bring him into the world intentionally and give him a life where he is well cared for and free to explore and become the creative whirlwind he is destined to be. He is all the proof I need that I made the right decision three decades ago.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019
Did you watch the first all-female spacewalk today? WOW! We are inspired. Now let's each be superstars by signing and sharing our list of top 5 Actions from the past week! We're kicking things off with an important flu season-related call for Congress to support the Healthy Families Act, which...
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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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