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Affordable College is not a Luxury. It´s the Foundation of a Healthy Middle Class

May 2, 2012
I was lucky that I went to college in 1976. I was working as a secretary but I wanted so much to be a teacher. My husband and I were living paycheck to paycheck and could meet our bills just fine, but we had no extra money to send me to college. My parents were doing just fine, but they were still...
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Take Action: Johnson & Johnson, Drop Your Unhealthy Support for ALEC

April 26, 2012
We did it! We let Procter & Gamble know that their continued support of ALEC was unacceptable. And they dropped ALEC. As the main lobbyist source of the "kill at will" gun law that murdered Trayvon Martin, and proponent of voter ID laws that would disproportionately suppress women's voting...
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Earth Week is for Mothers

April 25, 2012
by Rachel Sarnoff, Executive Director & CEO Healthy Child Healthy World Happiest Babies Are Soothed by 5 S’s Can simple soothing take the place of sugar? That was the takeaway from a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics. In a study involving more than 200...

Women and Education: Now More than Ever

April 23, 2012
The 40 th anniversary of Title IX is coming up in June. There is cause to celebrate the advances in gender equity that Title IX has brought to intercollegiate athletics, but the words “athletics”, “sports,” and “athlete” are not even mentioned in the statute. The purpose of Title IX was to open...
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Getting Rid of Junk Food Marketing in Schools – It May Be a Lot Harder Than You Think.

April 20, 2012
You did it! You got your school district to ban junk food poster ads, vending machines and unhealthy snacks in the cafeteria. You would think that after all that hard work you could sit back and relax knowing that you’ve created one more safe eating environment for America’s youth. Not so fast!...
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Bully: Go to the Movies. Save a Life

April 16, 2012
Bully is game changing in the way we think about and act on childhood bullying. What changes is the belief that bullying is simply a case of Kids Will Be Kids. Children are dying, and this movie tells the truth we don’t want to hear, but must hear.
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It's Not a "Mommy War," It's a War on Moms

April 14, 2012
There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney, mother of five sons, " never worked a day in her life ." Raising children is work. It's immensely rewarding work, but it's work just the same. Ann Romney is justifiably proud of the...
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On Ann Romney and the “War on Moms”

April 14, 2012
There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” As an organization representing moms of all political persuasions across the country and run by moms, we at MomsRising know well that raising children...
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Free Parenting Education Webinar featuring I-LABS

March 21, 2012
On April 10, please join the UW’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) and the Washington State University (WSU) Parenting Education Series for a webinar on Early Bilingual Experience and its Relationship to Language and Cognitive Developmen t by outreach specialist Gina Lebedeva, Ph...
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I'm taking a Tech Detox for My 3-year-old

March 21, 2012
Take a Tech Detox for the Kids I am taking the pledge to unplug for the National Day of Unplugging for my 3-year-old. I already see how much my use of technology has impacted him. He walks around the house saying, “Where’s my iPhone? I have a call in a minute.” And he has two (fake)...
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