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Happy Friday! This time of year we pause to spend time with friends and family, and all of those who make our days and year merry and bright. We wish you all of the happiness of the season. Before you get too wrapped up in that snuggly blanket, or bundled up to head out in the snow, please take a final moment to make sure you've signed all of these top actions from the past week, below. Your voice is powerful, and urgently needed. 

Thank you, and here's the list -> 

1. Tell Google: Kids’ apps should be for kids, not advertisers!

BACKGROUND: Apps for kids shouldn’t serve deceptive ads, collect personal data, or trick children into making in-app purchases – but Google recommends a slew of “family-friendly” apps that do just that! Join us to tell Google that parents should be able to trust that anything recommended “for children” is actually safe for children. By adopting CCFC’s Kids’ App Store Standards – simple rules that require a human review of each app and ban in-app purchases, unfair advertising, and illegal data collection – Google can make parents’ lives easier, and kids’ experiences safer. 

2. Demand Clemency for Cyntoia Brown

BACKGROUND: Cyntoia Brown is a girl who our justice system failed. A sex trafficking victim who after days of being abused and drugged by her captors, was sold to a 43 year-old armed child predator. She feared for her life. She defended her life. Cyntoia Brown has been locked away in prison since 2004 and has been fighting for her freedom ever since. Join us to let Gov. Bill Haslam know that we want Clemency for Cyntoia Brown NOW!

3. #KeepMarching: It’s a Year-End Match!

BACKGROUND: As we head into 2019, we’re facing some of the greatest challenges of our movement — protecting health care, reducing gun violence, fighting for immigrant families’ rights, shining a bright spotlight on the maternal mortality crisis, and so much more. To win for moms and families, we must get stronger. Can you help? Please help us hit the ground running in 2019 with the most generous contribution you can — and your gift before Dec. 31 will be MATCHED! Thank you. Your gift means so much to us, to our movement, and to all the people who benefit from your generosity.

4. The Clock is Ticking! Urge Congress to support breastfeeding moms!

BACKGROUND: The clock is ticking! Join us right now in urging Congress to stand up for breastfeeding moms and pass the Supporting Working Moms Act and Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act before they head home for the holidays.


5. Pledge to Continue to Fight for Gun Safety in 2019

BACKGROUND: Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States die or are injured by firearms. America’s moms mourn every person killed and every child victimized and traumatized by the epidemic of gun violence that is plaguing our country, and we must do better in 2019. Stand with MomsRising to let leaders know that we demand they act to advance gun safety and community safety immediately. We will deliver pledge signatures to every member of Congress so they know that we are paying attention, watching their votes, and counting on them to prioritize families over the gun lobby.

Happy Holidays! And thank you for all you do.  

- Karen, Kristin, Nate, and the rest of the / Mamá Team


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