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In Celebration of National Breastfeeding Month!

August 1, 2017
August is here and you know what that means - It is National Breastfeeding Month!! Every August I take time to reflect on my own breastfeeding journey with my four boys - From my oldest who was a comfort nurser to my twins who I initially pumped for every 2 hours and tube feed breastmilk in the...
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We need paid family leave that works for families, business, and our economy!

June 10, 2017
Yikes! We have a bizarre, tricky, and urgent situation with President Trump and paid family and medical leave -- and we need your help letting Congress know what’s going on so they aren’t fooled. The lowdown: While we were heartened that President Trump’s proposed budget recognized the need for...
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#KeepMarching, this week on #RisersRadio!

May 7, 2018
On the radio show this week we talk about the new book, #KeepMarching, that just was released; about the importance of fighting for domestic workers rights; about the winners of the Make The Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT; and about the budget and tax debacle in Congress. Tune in! *Special...
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How To Hack Politics For The Good on #RisersRadio

April 27, 2018
Join us on the radio show this week! Listen in as we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing. *Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets , @emv52 ; Catherine D'...
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Paid leave that works for families, business & the economy!

April 22, 2018
I am a planner. I plan for everything. From my weekly dinner menu to my annual physical, I schedule, prioritize, and plan out every last detail I can. But sometimes the unexpected happens - a family member falls severely ill or a spouse is diagnosed with cancer. That’s where paid leave comes...
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Breast Pump Hackathon & Policy Summit

April 27, 2018
Hacking breast pumps AND talking public policy solutions to support breastfeeding moms!?!? I am looking forward to this weekend's Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon & Paid Family Leave Policy Summit !! I'll be surrounded by moms, babes, engineers, advocates, and innovators all working to...
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#5Actions of the Week: March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
Happy Friday! Are you marching about gun safety tomorrow? Moms, dads, grandparents, family members and other caretakers couldn’t be more proud as we watch students across the nation rise up to fight for their own gun safety. And now, it’s time for the big event: March 4 Our Lives! Whether you’re...
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ACTION NEEDED: Anthem wants to limit access to breast pumps

March 23, 2018
After the premature birth of my twins, I felt like I spent more time with my breast pump than anything else. My boys spent the first 8 and 9 weeks of their lives in the NICU until they were healthy and strong enough to go home. That first week I pumped every 2 hours, around the clock, sometimes...
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SIGN NOW: Let Tammy Breastfeed on the Senate Floor!

March 21, 2018
Add your name to our letter now urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell to modernize the outdated U.S. Senate rules and allow Senators to bring their infant children on the Senate floor.
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Paid Family Leave is Good Business

February 9, 2018
With jobless rates at multi-year lows in the United States and many other countries, finding talent is becoming a bigger task. Overall employment is expected to grow year on year at 0.7% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the prior decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . For the country...
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