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This Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day) Help us Secure our Children’s Future Through A Full Census Count

May 7, 2020
As families practice “safer-at-home” measures, school their children in virtual classrooms, and abstain from most of their usual activities before this public health crisis, we have all been reminded of the importance of safety and the future. This means ensuring a full and accurate count of everyone in the 2020 Census. And while research has made it clear that we need more creative strategies to reach and encourage Latino families to include their young children in the census, it is incumbent on all of us to do our part in making sure everyone in our networks is counted.
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#GivingTuesdayNow: Support MomsRising’s fight for COVID-19 relief

May 5, 2020
Moms’ leadership and power has never been more critical, more needed, and more necessary as we enter another month of uncertainty as a nation. In fact, MomsRising has turned up the volume even more on the issues we fight for every day: paid family/medical leave, expanded unemployment insurance,...
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Cómo el COVID-19 ha creado una crisis de cuidado infantil

May 4, 2020
Cada mañana, durante estas últimas dos semanas, me despierto preguntándome cómo afectará la crisis de COVID-19 la vida de mi pequeña y a todo el país. Mi pareja y yo tratamos de programar nuestro horario de trabajo lo mejor posible (¡como muchos padres y proveedores de cuidados!) para darle una...
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#GoodNews This Week: Butterflies, Demanding More for Moms, Child Care Bailout and more!

May 2, 2020
Like most of the nation, this week the MomsRising community was focused on responding to the COVID-19 health crisis. VOICES: Free Migrant Children and Families From Detention Diana Limogi Butterflies Instagram Post.png MomsRising's Diana Limongi made these beautiful butterflies in support of our #...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020
Greetings! We hope your week has been as good as possible. This is a really difficult time in our nation and world. Thank you for all you’re doing to help lift families in this time of crisis. To that end, please see this week's list of most urgent actions below, featuring our top campaigns around...
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Parenting On Demand vs Appointment Parenting

April 28, 2020
In the age of quarantine, parenting on demand takes on a new level of dedication, time, and patience. My partner, alternatively, practices “parenting by appointment”. We are not co-parenting compatibly in the pandemic, and it’s a problem. By no means is this the most grave of issues amidst a global...
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MomsRising’s COVID-19 Priorities: April 2020

April 28, 2020
Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/28/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information. All policies addressing this...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020
Happy Friday. We hope you've had a good week, and are looking forward to some down time this weekend. We know how busy these times are, whether you're able to stay at home, or one of our brave workers on the front lines. Our weekly list of Top 5 Actions is a handy round-up of the biggest campaigns...
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Head Start Programs On Front Line During COVID-19 Emergency

April 13, 2020
Recently I have been asked whether Head Start programs are open or closed during the coronavirus outbreak. The answer is that they are open and have been on the front lines throughout this public health crisis. Head Start programs in Washington State are providing child care to essential workers, homeless children, children at risk of abuse or neglect, and other priority populations as needed.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020
First: we are sending strength to you, your family, and your community. These are unprecedented times. But times like these also remind us why it's so important to stand up and speak out for the issues we care about, both during times of crisis and in the long-term. Below please find our latest...
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