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Speaking to your Children about School Shootings

March 27, 2018
I have lost track of how many times I have cried and simultaneously been inspired due to the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, FL. The school is close to home. I live in Miami. That morning I knew that many parents would be reaching out to me wondering how to best help...
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A national turning point

March 26, 2018
So many school shootings. So many protests. But it really is different this time. This moment reminds me of when the Greensboro Four sat down at a lunch counter in 1960 and captured the nation’s attention, largely because it was covered on national TV and the timing was right. It wasn’t nearly the...
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#5Actions of the Week: March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
Happy Friday! Are you marching about gun safety tomorrow? Moms, dads, grandparents, family members and other caretakers couldn’t be more proud as we watch students across the nation rise up to fight for their own gun safety. And now, it’s time for the big event: March 4 Our Lives! Whether you’re...
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Marching For Our Children’s Lives and Nation’s Soul

March 23, 2018
I am so proud of every one of the brave young survivors and opponents of gun violence, organizers, and marchers who will be leading adults in the March For Our Lives and sister marches across the nation this Saturday. We have so much work to do to build safe communities for all our children. We...
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QUICK ACTION: Help needed for student marches in Spokane and Seattle

March 21, 2018
Help cover the costs of speakers and security at local #March4OurLives events!
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Raise Your Voice to Shut Down Berks!

March 19, 2018
Babies are being held in detention. Families seeking asylum - many of which are led by moms - are being held in prison-like facilities. Human rights abuses in the name of immigration enforcement are not okay. This is not the America we seek to build. We can do, and be, better. Our voices are needed...
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Best Of Show Roundup on #RisersRadio!

March 19, 2018
Breaking Through is off this week, but we rounded up some of our favorite recent moments for this "Best Of" episode! This week we cover the intersection of art, culture, representation and politics with Jessica Byrd, a woman who was named the January Woman to Watch by Essence Magazine, “12 New...
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#5Actions of the Week: March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018
Happy Friday! What a week, as over a million youth across the country spoke out about the urgent need for gun safety. We're so inspired by their leadership, and we vow to stand with them in the fight to make our schools and communities safe. This week's #5Actions lineup includes a pledge to stand...
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Our Children’s Cry: Do Something

March 16, 2018
On March 14th, Americans witnessed a remarkable scene as tens of thousands of students across our country walked out of their classrooms to honor the tragic and preventable loss of 17 students and staff members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida one month earlier...
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Read MomsRising Members' Support for Student Leaders on #GunSafety, Pt. 1

March 15, 2018
People from all over the country (and world!) have shown overwhelming support for the student leaders of the gun safety movement. See some of the powerful messages of support below, then add your name to our map and our message: "I'm with the students!"
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