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Get your “Don’t Gaslight Me” button!

February 17, 2020
We’ve all heard the story about six-year-old George Washington chopping down his father’s cherry tree, and not being able to lie about it. And, of course, Abraham Lincoln was known as “ Honest Abe .” This Presidents’ Day, as we remember previous Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, we...
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Maternal Justice Legislative & Policy Updates - January 2020

February 4, 2020
An overview of Maternal Justice-related federal and state policy updates.
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Becoming a Working Stay at Home Mom in New Hampshire

January 30, 2020
“You are so busy, I don’t know how you do it!” If I were good at math I’d tally up and figure out how rich I’d be if I had a nickle for the amount of times in a week I hear this phrase. I am not good at math however. For the past eleven years I have been a stay at home parent, homeschool mom to 1,...
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Big Changes Mean Better Oral Health Care for Thousands of NC Children!

January 29, 2020
We want to share the good news with you! The North Carolina Dental Board has just made changes that will give thousands more NC children access to basic, preventive dental care. Now that’s news that makes us smile! 234 MomsRising members, along with other North Carolinians, recently urged the NC...
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How Medicaid Expansion Improved the Life of Idaho Mother Raising Two Children with Disabilities on Her Own

January 27, 2020
My name is Anita, I’m a single mother to two children with disabilities and work as a caregiver making $13 an hour in an assisted living facility. While I love my job dearly, it hasn’t provided health benefits. Last Wednesday on January 1st, that all changed when I finally got health coverage for the first time in six years through Medicaid.
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Cómo la expansión de Medicaid mejoró la vida de una madre soltera de Idaho que tiene dos hijos con discapacidades

January 27, 2020
[Nota del Editor: Anita Sackuvich, madre soltera que tiene dos hijos discapacitados y que había estado viviendo sin seguro médico, participó en la conferencia de prensa de Close the Gap Idaho el 6 de enero de 2020 para compartir la alegría que sintió al poder adquirir cobertura de salud a través de...
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Protect People With Disabilities: Sign On Here!

January 23, 2020
I’m always taken aback by the cruelty of President Trump’s proposals and this time is no different. He is proposing changes to disability insurance (SSDI and SSI) that would impact an estimated 2.6 million people with disabilities, many of whom are children ! Families like Kara’s: “My son is on the...
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Finding Your Way After a Stillbirth

January 13, 2020
Stillbirth affects tens of thousands of American families every year. This post was originally written for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month in October 2019. After Autumn was stillborn, I was full of self-loathing over the fact that I failed to bring her home alive. However, once I...
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Surviving After a Stillbirth

January 13, 2020
In July 2011, we faced every expectant parents’ worst nightmare when when we learned that our unborn daughter had died. From the moment that I found out that Autumn was stillborn, my life drastically veered off course. I have since spent the past eight years trying to find my way back on track. I’...
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LAST #5Actions of 2019!

December 26, 2019
It has been an historic week. Thank you to all who joined our call demanding that the U.S. Congress protect our elections and our democracy by holding President Trump accountable for his abuse of power and his undeniable obstruction of the congressional investigation. Read our press release on...
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