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One COVID-19 Survivor Speaks Out

March 30, 2020
Bonita Applebaum* was living a pretty healthy life. She had recently lost quite a bit of weight, switched to a whole foods diet and was getting good exercise and managing her anxiety with more ease. When she woke up with a scratchy throat on March 10, 2020, she figured it may be a recurrent side...
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#5Actions You Can Take Right Now: Coronavirus, Paid Sick Days, More!

March 6, 2020
As we watch the news, coronavirus is showing up in more cities and states across the country. We have two actions related to coronavirus in this week's 5Actions. We need to make sure that once a vaccine is available, it's affordable for everyone. And, we also want to help make sure that those that...
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CDC Resources Empower Parents to Create Healthier Schools

February 20, 2020
Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and happy. Many of us know the important role schools play in teaching our children about healthy eating and physical activity, but did you also know that your involvement with school health matters? Research shows that parent engagement in schools...
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Fighting Hunger at Work and at Home: An Americorps VISTA's Experience (Part 1 of 2)

February 3, 2020
Let’s talk about food insecurity. Did you know that 34% of students at UNC Greensboro experience food insecurity at some point during the semester? That’s 6,836 of the 20,106 students enrolled in the Fall 2018 semester. Not to mention, Greensboro is ranked #9 in the country for food insecurity in metropolitan areas.
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Fighting Hunger at Work and at Home: An Americorps VISTA's Experience (Part 2 of 2)

February 3, 2020
True to form, this Friday the Thirteenth was rough for me. Murphy’s Law overtook my day: what could go wrong did go wrong. So, I don’t know what I expected when I pulled up to Aldi at 7:30pm. I always feel bad going into a store right before it closes, but I was pretty psyched to have some fresh food!
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LAST #5Actions of 2019!

December 26, 2019
It has been an historic week. Thank you to all who joined our call demanding that the U.S. Congress protect our elections and our democracy by holding President Trump accountable for his abuse of power and his undeniable obstruction of the congressional investigation. Read our press release on...
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Year Round Meals Help Prevent Child Hunger During Holidays

December 20, 2019
In North Carolina, the harsh reality for many children in our state of agricultural abundance is: The cupboards at home are bare and refrigerators are not over-stocked. Kids rely on school meals. But what happens during the holidays?
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Your Signature Needed on the Week's Top 5 Actions! 12/6/2019

December 9, 2019
It's the last month of the year, and of the decade. Wow. While time may go quickly, our movement to demand an economy that works for women and families will have lasting, enduring impact. And it's built by the individual actions of fired-up people like you. Please scroll down for our latest list of...
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News You Can Use: Restaurant Guide Tracking Antibiotic Use

December 3, 2019
When your relatives live five states over, why shell out for airfare when you can cram the whole crew in the van and hop on the interstate instead? At least that was my family’s thinking. As a child, these holiday road trips were the only times I ever ate fast food because it was the quickest and...
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This Week's Top #5Actions! Nov. 22, 2019

November 23, 2019
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we are super grateful for all of our MomsRising members and all that you do. Please take a minute to check out our latest list of actions. We are fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting SNAP and reducing the amount of young people in prison. Here's the...
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