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What the heck is the American Rescue Plan?

How To Get the Benefits of the American Rescue Plan

April 8, 2021
MomsRising and the #CareCantWait Coalition came together with U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and experts on April 8, 2021 to get you information on how to get the new benefits available due to the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Why? Polls are showing that the majority of people in our...
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The Rise of College Student Hunger & Homelessness

March 29, 2021
Being in the midst of a pandemic, I like to reflect back on my time as a young student on the campus of North Carolina State University. Only a few years ago, I was one of the 36,000+ students that would cross the bricks of the Brickyard, venture into the libraries on main & centennial campus,...
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End gun violence

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021
This week has been tough. The Atlanta shooting that resulted in the death of eight people -- including six Asian American women -- again proves that Americans can no longer wait for action against gun violence and hate. We stand against Anti-Asian hate and for gun control. The time for action is...
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Cut-out family with kidney beans as kidneys

Quick signature to expand health care coverage for kidney patients

March 18, 2021
When I was 17, I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Twenty-two years later, I’m now facing End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and working to figure out how to balance my declining health while working full-time and being a single mom. I’m incredibly lucky to have flexible work hours and good...
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Use your outside voice for health care!

Tell NC lawmakers to expand health coverage!

March 17, 2021
Exciting news! Under the new American Rescue Plan that passed in Congress last week, North Carolina can now expand health care coverage for low-income adults AND bring an estimated $1.7 billion to our state. This couldn’t have come at a better time, as this has been a long and difficult year...
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President Biden and Vice President Harris

Thank leaders for passing the American Rescue Plan

March 17, 2021
MomsRising members made over 230,000 constituent contacts with members of Congress in support of this bill. Why? Because as we know the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women and moms of color experiencing compounded health and economic harms due to structural racism. And we know the American Rescue Plan will be a tremendous help and also a powerful step toward the transformational, permanent, and universal change we all need to lift our economy, our businesses, and our families.
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Taking Charge of Your Health: Health Info You Can Use

Taking Charge of Your Health: Health Info You Can Use

March 15, 2021
I love the saying, “good things come in small packages.” It’s true of so many things but especially Little Free Libraries. Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the place: in neighborhoods, at roadside farm stands, along busy greenways, and many other places. The concept is simple: You can...
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Want to help your community #GetCovered? Learn how

March 1, 2021
Great news! Last month, President Biden issued an executive order to reopen HealthCare.gov, the official health insurance marketplace, so that anyone who needs health coverage can sign up. Having just surpassed 500,000 deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19, [1] it is more important than ever for...
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Top 5Actions for Friday, Feb. 26: All about COVID relief

February 25, 2021
We are at a turning point in the fight against the deadly COVID-19 virus. This week marked a heartbreaking milestone with 506,000 deaths in the United States from COVID-19. [1] So many of our families are hurting in so many different ways. But change is coming and we have a reason to feel hopeful...
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image of kids with arms around each other with text overlay: medicaid expansion states do a better job providing healthcare for children

Medicaid Expansion’s Effects on Families: More coverage, improved maternal health, better preventive care

February 19, 2021
We’ve been tracking the rates of uninsured children for more than a decade now, and after reaching an all time low in 2016 nationwide, the number started going in the wrong direction over the past three years. From 2016 to 2019 approximately 726,000 more children became uninsured. Children are...
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