ICYMI: Here are a few of the rising, favorite and important posts from the MomsRising community for the week ending June 12, 2020. Jump in — like, share and leave a comment. Enjoy!
2. FACEBOOK: Yes Autumnn Gaines!
Autumnn Gains: "Thank you Sooooo much for sharing this pic..... that little one I'm feeding name is Justice"
Photo Cred: my wife Jania Gaines
4. WIN: New York Lawmakers Pass Police Reforms
BIG WIN happening in NY TODAY!!
"For half a decade we’ve worked in coalition fighting tooth and nail to repeal NY’s police secrecy law (the worse in the nation), 50a. Today it is passing the state legislature unanimously and support is growing in city council for a $1 Billion cut to the NYPD. This is could not have happened without the power, genius, vision, and coordination of the Black-led movement which we are aligned. I don’t have the words."
—Monifa Bandele, MomsRising Senior Vice President
5. MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: MomsRising Member Molly Lynch Share Her COVID-19 Crisis Story in USA Today
"Molly Lynch, 32, of Las Vegas, lost her job as a regional coordinator for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in late February because of the coronavirus. Shortly after, the pandemic wiped out her boyfriend Augustus Fink’s warehouse job...
The couple hasn’t been able to pay rent or utility bills for several months and relies on food stamps for groceries...
'It's pretty terrifying.'"
LEARN MORE: Defying predictions, economy gains 2.5M jobs and unemployment dips to 13.3% as businesses start to reopen amid COVID-19 - USA Today, June 5, 2020