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MomsRising Beacon Gillian Astarita

The Perfect Thing at the Perfect Time: An Interview with MomsRising Beacon Gillian

September 30, 2022
"I am the commissioner of two fantasy football leagues, one of which I started just so I could play against my husband twice a year."
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MomsRising member Angelina Scott and her husband, Matthew.

Do our elected leaders know how it feels to choose between food and medicine? I do.

August 30, 2022
"I’ll never forget stumbling into my pharmacy one day, my blood pressure soaring. I could barely see. I asked the pharmacist: Could you just give me a couple pills? Just five or six, until my next paycheck comes in? I'm scared."
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MomsRising Beacon Alison and her daughter

All the Things, All At Once: An Interview with MomsRising Beacon Alison

July 18, 2022
"People tell me everything. All kinds of secrets."
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MomsRising Beacon Rachel and her children.

"All moms have superpowers." Yes, Rachel!

June 21, 2022
"The pandemic was a catalyst for me to get more actively involved in advocating for policies that support women and children. I want things to be better for myself and my kids, but also for every family." - Rachel, a Beacon Community Hub Leader in North Carolina
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What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

December 20, 2021
"It has been right back to the juggling act that I felt before the pandemic." - Jennifer Simpkins
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"The Cost of My Son's Program Was Shocking" - We Are MomsRising

December 13, 2021
"Though he’s in childcare part-time, and even with a discount from my husband’s employer, we pay more than $800/month for care. At the same time, the director and teachers at my son’s program likely don’t make living wages. This is unacceptable." - Kate Rosenbaum
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I Met With Chairwoman Cecilia Rouse to Talk About Paid Leave

December 13, 2021
It was exhausting to care for my grandkids and my mom at the same time. Because our country doesn’t have a care infrastructure, everything has fallen on my shoulders. Right now, I’m juggling providing afterschool care with making sure my mother-in-law, who lives in an assisted living facility, is well taken care of and has everything she needs. There’s no way I can return to the workforce.
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I Shared My Story at the Grandmas Unite Rally.

December 9, 2021
The monthly Child Tax Credit payments have been a huge relief. We’ve finally been able to get out of the vicious cycle of struggling to choose between food, medicine and bills. I was even able to buy a used vehicle so we could access resources and I could look for jobs.
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Caring for My Son Has Meant Missing Too Many Paychecks - We Are MomsRising

December 6, 2021
"Like the vast majority of workers in West Virginia and the United States, I don’t have access to paid family and medical leave. As a result, over and over again I’ve had to choose between my paycheck and caring for my loved ones when they needed me most." - Tracy Wood
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The one question I wasn't asked during 30 job interviews

November 22, 2021
"It's time for employers to see their employees as people who have whole lives outside of work." - MacKenzie from New Hampshire
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