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ICYMI: This week the MomsRising community shifted into high gear to ignite democracy and turn out the vote this Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, and as always, stood up for families that need help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out these three important items that you loved, shared or might have missed for the week ending Aug. 22, 2020. 

1) BLOG: FAQ: MomsRising GOTV Postcards

You ask. We answer! If you signed up for our voter postcard campaign (a record-breaking number of you did...thank you!), check out our Frequently Asked Question document

2. MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Are You Eligible for Paid Leave to Care For Your Child? Ruth Martin Urges Parents to Check 

“We’re very worried about the lack of awareness about it — it’s alarming. This is the first time the country has had a nationwide limited paid leave program. With the law passed in March and going into effect two weeks later, there hasn’t been a lot of time for a mass public education campaign.” - Ruth Martin, MomsRising Senior Vice President and Chief Workplace Justice Officer

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Parents may qualify for paid leave, unemployment if schools are closed for the fall

3. BE A BEACON: Voter Engagement Opportunities in PA, NC, NH, WA, MI, AZ and WI

MomsRising is accepting applications for civic engagement volunteer fellowships to help get out the vote in select states. Each volunteer Beacons of Hope Fellow will serve as a “precinct captain,” taking on the responsibility of engaging moms who are traditionally low-frequency voters in their precinct.

LEARN MORE: #MomsVote: 2020 Beacons of Hope Fellowship Application


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