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Will We Remember Flint?

March 7, 2016
Rachel Mingo has 11 reasons to be concerned about the lead poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan.
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Firefighters, doctors, and moms agree: Toxic chemicals don't belong in kids' beds!

March 4, 2016
Snuggling up with my kids for a bedtime story and tucking them in bed at night are some of the very best parts of my day. They are treasured routines for many families. Our children’s beds are places where they should feel safe and protected. But unfortunately many types of bedding, including...
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March 4, 2016
Flint is experiencing a disaster and needs relief urgently. Senators should act now to stop the suffering and speed the process of repair.
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How One NBA All-Star is Helping Teens Drink Water, Not Soda

February 22, 2016
Last December , the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, made an impressive move. But it wasn’t a dramatic three-pointer on the basketball court. Curry signed a three-year endorsement deal with Brita, the water filtration system, instead of Coke or Pepsi. "Drinking water is essential to a...
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When a Student Asks: Am I Going to Die?

February 13, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in Lily's Blackboard . I sat with our brave colleagues and cried with them. Karen Christian is a math teacher, but after school she’s president of United Teachers of Flint. That’s how it is with most of our union activists; they volunteer to be the union voice of...
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Flint Crisis is Michigan’s Crisis

February 11, 2016
Whether you’re Governor Rick Snyder or Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow or Jimmy Fallon, Madonna or Ziggy Ansah, it’s all about Flint right now . The same is true for us here at the League. This man-made disaster has drawn the national spotlight to Michigan for all the wrong reasons. Every day...
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Demand Justice And Solutions For Flint! #FlintWaterCrisis

February 2, 2016
As parents, we do all we can to keep our kids healthy. And we rely on our government to make sure we have access to essentials like clean water. That shouldn't change depending on what color we are, our income level, or where we live. That's why we're beyond mad about the lead contamination of...
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MomsRising joins 80+ Groups in Call for KFC to Help Save Antibiotics!

January 28, 2016
Today MomsRising and more than 80 environmental, consumer, food, and other public interest groups publicly called on the executives of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to serve chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics. The focus on KFC marks the next step in a marketplace initiative driven...
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Get toxic chemicals out of kids' products!

January 19, 2016
For many families, snuggling up on the couch for a story or tucking the kids into bed are treasured routines. Our children’s beds and the couches in our living rooms are places where our children and families should feel safe. But unfortunately bedding, pillows, couches, and too many other products...
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How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016?

January 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden lists among their greatest concerns for the coming year, “Find and stop outbreaks of drug-resistant organisms rapidly and protect antibiotics by greatly improving their rational use among both humans and feed animals."...
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