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Why I'm Grateful for SNAP and WIC

November 2, 2017
The U.S. Congress just unveiled a tax bill that would give 80% of tax cuts to the top 1%. Meanwhile, low and middle-income families across the country will be left footing the bill through higher taxes and cuts to vital health care, nutrition, and education programs. Concerned parents, grandparents...
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Can ads teach our kids about good health?

November 2, 2017
I admit; I can be swayed by the food industry’s marketing messages. When I see ads depicting fruits and vegetables or using physical activity to promote food or drinks, it causes me to think that products may be healthier than they actually are. And it turns out kids think the same thing. A new...
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Halloween Roundup: Have a fun, spooky, and safe holiday!

October 27, 2017
Also featured on our Care.com blog , check it out here: https://www.care.com/c/stories/12485/halloween-roundup-have-a-fun-spooky... At MomsRising, we want your family to have the best - and safest - Halloween possible! From toxic chemicals to food allergies, there are many spooky things that could...
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Climate Change Is Here, Now, Affecting Us Intensely. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

October 21, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . To say that the last month has been intense is an understatement. I have family in Puerto Rico – my grandfather, aunt, uncle, cousins and the rest of my mother’s extended family– and like every other Puerto Rican on the island, they are feeling the...
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#5Actions of the Week: Friday the 13th Edition! (10/13/17)

October 13, 2017
It's Friday the 13th! And just like a low-grade horror flick, the zombie-ish attacks on healthcare just keep coming. We fought to defend affordable healthcare for our families over and over again, and we won't stop now. Please take urgent action on the President's new Executive Order at the top of...
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Puerto Rico: The Real Hunger Games

October 13, 2017
In the popular book turned movie, The Hunger Games, set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Capitol of Panem (bread in Latin), rules over thirteen nation-states referred to as districts. After one district attempts to ignite a rebellion against the Capitol, the ruling government obliterates it...
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#5Actions of the Week: October 10, 2017

October 6, 2017
It's been another heavy week, with the tragedy in Las Vegas and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico weighing heavily on our hearts and minds. But… don’t give up! Never doubt that groups of committed people like us have had - and will continue to have - an impact on issues like these. Sometimes change...
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Check out our new tax explainer video!

October 2, 2017
There's a LOT going on in our nation right now. Amidst the chaos, we’ve created a timely new tax explainer video to discuss what's coming before Congress this week. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on their budget this week and the Senate Budget Committee will begin debate on...
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Chlorpyrifos, a Toxic Pesticide, in Our Food Supply and What This Means for You #FoodFri

September 22, 2017
As a parent, I want to give my child every opportunity available to grow into a healthy adult. I read them books before bedtime, keep an eye on the television programs they're watching and make sure they get their fruits and veggies. And then I heard about Chlorpyrifos. " Chlorpyrifos is a toxic...
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What can top restaurant chains do to protect their littlest customers from toxic pesticides?

September 22, 2017
As my colleague Miriam discussed here , chlorpyrifos is a highly toxic and commonly used agricultural pesticide that poses serious health risks for consumers , in particular children. The amount of chlorpyrifos residue consumed by one person in a day can add up quickly because many different fruits...
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