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All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!

August 19, 2019
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via...
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Preventing, Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences

August 14, 2019
As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being.
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Brand New Risers Radio: Speaking Out!

August 14, 2019
We have a brand new episode of #BreakingThrough this week and another awesome panel of guests. Join us as we talk with author and speaker Tim Wise on how to counteract white nationalism and white supremacy. Vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress, Chelsea Parsons joins the...
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Democracy, Debates and Dancing: All New Risers Radio

August 7, 2019
This week on a brand new episode of Breaking Through we are joined by another awesome panel of guests as we cover what’s happening with democracy in this country, the democratic debates and dancing. We’ll also hear about a powerful campaign to raise the minimum wage that’s gaining ground. There’s a...
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I'm Standing Up for the Women's Health Protection Act!

August 2, 2019
Now more than ever—reproductive rights are under attack across the country. There have been 400 needless abortion restrictions enacted since 2011 across the country, which is why Congress must act to stop these dangerous attacks. Currently, a bill in Congress called the Women’s Health Protection...
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The Human Needs Report: A victory for minimum wage workers, a spending deal in Congress, another attack on migrants, and more

July 22, 2019
Check out the Human Needs Report for the latest on Congress's spending deal, a victory for minimum wage workers, a new attack on migrants, and more.
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National Call-in Day: On July 22nd Call Congress to push for a fair budget

July 19, 2019
Once again, the Trump Administration and Congress are headed towards the brink. In September, services we need may come to a screeching halt unless new funding levels and the federal government’s authority to borrow are renewed. Since Congress will be leaving for August recess in a few weeks, these...
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Brand New Risers Radio: BOOM!

July 17, 2019
We have an all new episode of our Risers Radio show: Breaking Through this week. Our diverse panel of guests join us for a robust conversation as we discuss deeper the concept of fair pay and how that relates to soccer. We’ll hear about why and how healthcare is under threat again and what...
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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: Expand and Protect Social Security and Medicare

July 14, 2019
Ensuring that a growing economy is equitable and benefits all workers is an important policy priority for all elected officials. Given that women’s earnings and economic security are central to the health and well-being of U.S. households and the overall economy, each election cycle presents an...
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The Affordable Care Act Is For All of Us

July 9, 2019
Just last week, I took to social media with one of those “My kid is growing up too fast!” posts that we’ve all seen so many times. But for my son, growing up was far from a foregone conclusion. Ethan is now 12-years-old and stands three inches taller than me, but the only reason he is alive and...
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