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US Opposition to UN Breastfeeding Resolution Puts Profits Before Babies

July 17, 2018
The U.S. Delegation to the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly (WHA) undermined a global resolution aimed at supporting breastfeeding, threatening trade sanctions against Ecuador before yielding to a proposal put forth by Russia, reported by the New York Times . The draft resolution was...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Urge formula companies to put the health of moms & babes above profits!

July 13, 2018
Shocked. Infuriated. Dismayed. I went through the range of emotions when I heard about the United States’ opposition to a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly . Once again, in this Administration, corporate interests are being put front and...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 13. 2018

July 13, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with our handy list of top actions from the past week, ready for you to review, sign and share. This week we're focusing on real solutions to paid family and medical leave, and speaking out about maternal health, as well as breastfeeding. We're also eager to hear your...
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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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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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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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#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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