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This Mama Shares How MomsRising Empowered Her to Become an Advocate

July 19, 2023
To-wen is a mom and journalist based in California. She has been a MomsRIsing member for a decade! Through the years, To-wen has participated in a number of MomsRising actions and was part of MomsRising's inaugural RISERS cohort in 2021-2022. We asked To-wen to share a bit about how her advocacy...
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Summer break shouldn't be breaking families - tell Congress now!

July 14, 2023
Summer is in full swing – kids are out of school and while we’d like it to be all popsicles, playgrounds, and making memories, the fact is: families in Iowa and across the country continue with the childcare struggle-juggle and rising costs make making ends meet more difficult than ever before.
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The 2023-2024 National RISERS Fellowship Applications are OPEN!

July 12, 2023
Are you a parent or caregiver who has children or works with children ages five and under? Are you interested in helping lawmakers understand what families in the USA need? Are you interested in building power in your local community? If you answered YES to these questions then being a RISER might be for you! We’re excited to announce that the RISERS Parent Leadership program application period is now open for the 2023-2024 year!
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Meet our new Washington MomsForce Fellows!

July 7, 2023
Introducing our new cohort of powerful and dynamic Washington State MomsForce fellows!
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Story Shapers logo - Diverse Books for All Parent Ambassadors program

The Story Shapers National Parent Cohort

July 4, 2023
At such a critical time around the country for diverse books and the increase in book bans, we have been empowering families and caregivers to advocate in partnership with the Diverse Books for All coalition. States like Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and more have experienced active removal of...
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Butterflies and Other Ways to Say Migration is Beautiful

June 29, 2023
June is Immigrant Heritage Month but as a proud daughter of immigrants, I celebrate the contributions of immigrants EVERY DAY! And as a mother to children who are children of an immigrant, and grandchildren of immigrants, it is really important for me that they know how important immigrants are to...
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It’s a cruel summer, leaving us here without child care!

June 22, 2023
There have been a few versions of songs called Cruel Summer, from Bananarama in the 80s to Taylor Swift in the 2000s and though they are total bops, they can unfortunately also be a theme song for the fact that summer can be exceedingly cruel on the wallets of families around the country.
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Pride Month

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Parents on Child Care

June 15, 2023
Take a moment to envision a beautiful future where families and children are happy and thriving. Where inclusion and compassion are core community values and caregivers are supported as together we build the strong foundation needed to truly uplift our future generations. What would this strong,...
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Florida families need more than patchwork child care

June 15, 2023
So the new numbers are in and it’s not looking great. According to the annual Kids Count data released yesterday , Florida ranks 31st in child well-being and lack of high-quality, affordable child care is playing into that. I don’t know about you, but I’m not surprised. I am FEELING the child care...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, June 9, 2023

June 8, 2023
Help us protect access to health, nutrition & housing for immigrant families and children! The Public Charge Rule the Biden administration published was a much clearer and moderate framework for immigrant families to access non-cash assistance programs like Medicaid and SNAP that help keep...
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