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December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show...
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Join us to stand up for the kids of Flint!

October 27, 2016
A promise has been made by elected leaders in Washington, D.C. to pass the funding for the Flint water crisis and to prevent future lead poisoning from happening in other communities by the end of the year. We need to make sure they keep that promise!
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What's in the Halloween makeup?

October 26, 2016
An Ice Wizard. That’s what my son wants to be for Halloween this year. And I’m glad. Homemade costumes are the most fun, and a quick internet search helped me see exactly which video game character he had in mind. Brown shirt, blue pants, blue fabric as a belt–it all seemed easy enough until we got...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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Ignoring an epidemic

August 31, 2016
This is what the expansion of an epidemic looks like. The Zika virus has now been detected in 67 countries , including most of the Americas. In the 50 states of the U.S., more than 2,500 cases of Zika have been reported, affecting every state except for Alaska and Wyoming . Almost all of these...
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A Chemical Risk to Our Children’s Olympic Moments

August 10, 2016
The summer Olympics are coming, and gymnastics are sure to be among the most popular events. But while parents of America’s young aspiring gymnasts -- and even other parents -- are watching the action, most of them don’t know that some gym mats and other foam equipment could pose a serious health...
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Head Smacker: During the Height of Mosquito Season, Congress Recesses — Without Fighting Zika

August 8, 2016
For months, public health officials have warned that the Zika virus eventually would show up in the continental U.S. They warned of this back in the winter, months before the mosquitoes that help transmit Zika were on most people’s radar screen. They warned of this in early summer, when Congress opted to recess for a very lengthy vacation and campaign season, without passing desperately needed funds to help fight Zika. They warned us. And now Zika is here.
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Meanwhile...the mosquitoes are breeding.

July 1, 2016
If you read CHN’s latest Human Needs Report , posted earlier this week, you know that Congress continues to squabble over funding for the Zika virus. They left for the fourth of July recess without approving additional funds. And, thanks to an in-depth article that appeared Sunday in the Washington...
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7 Steps to Surviving a Fire -- and Thriving

June 6, 2016
I am living in a hotel as we were recently in a fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt and I had homeowners insurance. Needless to say, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Fires in homes or burning anything man-made can be quite dangerous due to the leads, paints, and plastics we have in and...
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Local mom speaks out on lead and water safety: "This isn't something that can be taken back."

June 1, 2016
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray visited Tacoma, WA to meet with MomsRising member Betsy Kindblade, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Public Utilities, the Washington Health Department, and other Tacoma parents to talk about the local and national crisis of lead in school and home drinking water...
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