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America’s Leaders Must Face Catastrophe of 22 School Shootings and Take Action Now

May 18, 2018
It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is catastrophic and absolutely unacceptable. Our children deserve better than growing up in fear that they will be shot at the place they go to learn. Ten...
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Honoring Birmingham’s Great Children’s Crusade Which Changed Our Nation

May 11, 2018
“Daddy,” the boy said, “I don't want to disobey you, but I have made my pledge. If you try to keep me home, I will sneak off. If you think I deserve to be punished for that, I'll just have to take the punishment. For, you see, I'm not doing this only because I want to be free. I...
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A Letter to My Son's Killer

May 10, 2018
In 2009, Isaida's son, Samuel, was murdered. He was shot to death at the age of nineteen. Our country needs common-sense gun policy reform to keep guns out of dangerous hands. We also need culture change so guns are not the first thing people reach for to solve their problems -- guns are never the answer.
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#5Actions of the Week: May 4, 2018

May 5, 2018
It's May - a month of great things! First up: Kristin's new book Keep Marching has launched! The book is part guide, part inspiration to building the world we seek, and part call to action. See more on a special opportunity to share Keep Marching with a woman you love for Mother's Day, below. And...
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This is WHY Science Belongs in Politics and Gun Violence Research

May 2, 2018
Editor's note: On April 14, 2018, Bronwyn Lucas, a passionate MomsRising North Carolina volunteer, spoke at the Raleigh March for Science. We want to thank her for speaking so boldly and passionately about her experience. Hello everybody! Thank you all for gathering here today to celebrate the...
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#5Actions of the Week: April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
We're back with our top #5Actions of the week, making it easy for you to quickly catch up on our most urgent campaigns. This week we're talking about gun safety, food stamps, and family separation. We're also eager to capture your stories around the school-to-prison pipeline, and meet you at events...
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TAKE ACTION: Again, An AR-15

April 24, 2018
In the wake of the Waffle House shooting, take action to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines for good.
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We're Going Back, Way Back, on #RisersRadio this Week!

April 24, 2018
This week we're taking it back, (not so) way back, on the #RisersRadio show! We're revisiting a popular, and timely, radio show, Reaching for Equity, Equality and Justice. On this show we cover the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant families; we hear how some countries have...
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#5Actions of the Week: April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with our top #5Actions of the week, making it easy for you to quickly catch up on our most urgent campaigns. Today is the #NationalSchoolWalkOut, and students across the country are speaking out about the need for gun safety. Please join us in sending them a note of...
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NATIONAL DAY of ACTION for #StephonClark in Sacramento!

April 3, 2018
It’s been two weeks since Stephon Clark, a father of two, was killed by Sacramento police officers. Unarmed, in his grandmother’s backyard, Stephon was shot twenty times most of which were from the back. Yet again, another senseless killing of a man at the hands of those sworn to protect them. His...
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