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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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MomsRising Endorses De-Escalate Washington, Initiative 940

October 4, 2017
Noting the devastating impact of police violence on communities of color and the imperative to bridge the divide between communities and police, MomsRising has endorsed Initiative Measure No. 940 (I-940) , a ballot measure designed to reduce police violence through mandatory de-escalation, mental...
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Enough is enough

October 2, 2017
We woke up this morning to devastating news. Once again, our hearts are broke as we heard reports of people hurt and killed by gun violence, this time in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last night, from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel, a gunman rained a hail of bullets on a crowd of thousands of...
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MomsRising Statement on Last Night’s Shooting at an Outdoor Country Music Concert in Las Vegas

October 2, 2017
MomsRising executive director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner issued the following statement on last night’s shooting in Las Vegas: “We send our love and comfort to the families and loved ones of all those murdered at the shooting last night at a country music festival in Las Vegas, and wish a speedy and...
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#5Actions of the Week: September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017
Almost there! We’re gaining MOMentum protecting healthcare, but make no mistake: We haven't won yet. It's still go time for health care! We need everyone (including YOU!) to keep the pressure on. And we're making it super easy to do just that. Scroll down for easy ways to both call and write...
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#MilitaryMonday: PTSD + Guns= A Deadly Combo

September 25, 2017
As the wife of a former U.S. Naval Aviator who flew jets over Iraq and was shot at with surface to air missiles, I understand the trauma of combat. Before he deployed, I asked my husband to write letters to our daughters in case he didn’t make it back. He thought I was being morbid – until the...
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Don't Let the NRA Get Its Wish

September 15, 2017
Last Sunday in Plano, Texas, a man fatally shot eight people at his estranged wife’s Dallas Cowboys watch party, including his wife. He was stopped after a police officer arriving on the scene heard gunfire, was confronted by the gunman, and shot him . Two days later , the NRA got one step closer...
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“Would I ever ...be able to kiss my wife again and tell her I love her?"

September 8, 2017
Police brutalizing Black people is endemic in the United States. This disturbing practice continued last Saturday when the Las Vegas police terrorized 6'4 ft, 274 lbs NFL star and father of three young girls, Michael Bennett, who plays for the Seahawks. Using excessive force, the officers...
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Update on #JordanEdwards

August 4, 2017
In April, fifteen year old Jordan Edwards and his brothers were driving away from a party when he was shot in the head and killed by Police Officer Roy Oliver. To add to this horrific tragedy, Jordan's two brothers were held overnight in jail-without charges. And police even detained Jordan’s...
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I am 13 years old when my father is murdered

July 27, 2017
Anita Sanchez was 13 years old when her father was killed in a bar because an angry man with a gun mistook him for someone else.
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