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Honor people lost to gun violence by seeing them and taking action

March 14, 2018
A group of artists wanted to focus on the human beings lost to gun violence. They have created a gallery of portraits, not just from Parkland, but women killed by abusive partners, bystanders to street violence, churchgoers, and children and youth from Columbine to Sandy Hook and on…and on.
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#5Actions of the Week: March 9, 2018

March 10, 2018
Friends: Greetings. Well, another week has flown by like a toddler who's gotten her hands on a bag of cookies. We hope it's been a good one, and that you have plans for some rest and rejuvenation this weekend. Please see this week's list of top #5Actions below, including hot actions around...
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I #KeepMarching For Sensible Gun Safety Reforms

March 9, 2018
On February 15th, the day after seventeen lives were snuffed out in a matter of minutes in Parkland, I was still feeling numb, tearful, angry, and outraged. I thought about how it seems we cannot protect our children from gun violence, even in their schools, where they should be safely learning -...
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The Human Needs Report: Spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and more

March 5, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, with the latest on Congress’s spending and budget work, immigration proposals, gun control measures, and much more.
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#5Actions of the Week: March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018
Happy Sunday! We hope you've had a good week — and have weathered all the storms that may have come your way okay! This week's #5Actions roundup keeps the drumbeat going around gun safety, immigration, and SNAP (food stamps). Gun safety is top of our actions list this week because we all know...
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#5Actions of the Week: February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
Did you know stories are one of our most powerful tools for changing hearts and minds? Stories are personal, they're real, and they really paint the picture of what's really happening on the ground. MomsRising has brought your stories around the importance of healthcare, early learning and food...
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How to Talk to Kids of All Ages About Difficult Subjects

February 23, 2018
One of the toughest jobs of parenting is talking to your kids about difficult subjects. It's hard enough to explain when Mr. Teddy Bear gets eaten by the washing machine. Or how their bike got stolen at school. It feels impossible to put into words the really big issues, such as violence, racism,...
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Violence Against Children

February 23, 2018
“We see things that adults sometimes can’t see.” --Child participant, United Nations Study on Violence against Children Violence against children. For many people the words alone are unthinkable—the absolute worst of what humans are capable of doing. The school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a...
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Debemos tomar medidas contra la violencia con armas de fuego

February 21, 2018
¡Ningún civil debe tener acceso a armas de asalto y cargadores de alta capacidad! Un antiguo alumno de la Preparatoria Marjory Stoneman Douglas, de 19 años, llegó armado a la escuela ayer en la tarde y mató a tiros a 17 personas, hiriendo a 14 personas más, cinco de las cuales se encuentran en...
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I’m ready to follow young people to a better future

February 21, 2018
Parkland students like Emma Gonzales remind me so much of myself at their age. I was ready to change the world, and I knew exactly how to do it. I also rocked the same kind of natty friendship bracelets, and even shaved my head (well, part of it). Twenty-five years ago, I helped mobilize thousands...
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