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Asian American Women Power Up in DC

October 7, 2019
Recently, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) kicked off its Power Up Conference , a convening of more than 100 advocates from across the nation to help fuel the reproductive justice movement for Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls. Advocates will share...
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All New Risers Radio: Hope Rising

October 7, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the fight for affordable, accessible, high quality childcare and how it impacts YOU. We discuss what’s going on with elections these days. And we’ll get an inside POV on a new report on Women Driving Change: A Pathway to a Better Mississippi. We’ll also get the...
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Quick action to overturn the Hyde abortion ban!

October 4, 2019
This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the enactment of the Hyde Amendment. This harmful amendment restricts government funds from being used to cover abortion—except in extremely limited circumstances—essentially ensuring that low-income women (and people of all gender identities) can’t access the same rights to safe, legal abortion as the rest of the population. Urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor the EACH Woman Act which would repeal the Hyde Amendment!
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QUICK & POWERFUL: #5Actions for the Week of 9/27

September 27, 2019
It's been another super-charged week, and we hope you have some time to unplug this weekend. Before you do: Please take a moment to be sure you've signed these quick and urgent top actions, below. This week we're talking about protecting our elections, surprise medical bills, registering to vote,...
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Tell Congress: Take action to ban surprise medical bills!

Quick Signature: Tell Congress to Ban Surprise Medical Bills!

September 18, 2019
For the first time ever, Congress has an opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation that will ban surprise medical bills, and would protect patients while holding down health care costs and premiums. That’s right—bipartisan legislation that would have a huge positive impact for families across the...
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Send a letter to tell NC lawmakers to close the health care gap and expand Medicaid!

September 17, 2019
After years of stalemate in the NC General Assembly, lawmakers will FINALLY vote on a bill to expand health care coverage to low-income, uninsured adults! That’s right, the NC House is voting this week on H655, the NC Health Care for Working Families Act . Quick Signature: Send a letter to tell NC...
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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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#5Actions Challenge: Take it up a notch

September 3, 2019
Happy End of Summer! It's been a busy one. This month marked our ONE HUNDREDTH EDITION of #5Actions! Thank you to everyone who's made this weekly round-up a part of their routine. Our goal has been simple: to make it as easy as possible for you to review and catch up on all of the big actions from...
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Not Silent, Not Ashamed

August 29, 2019
I was raised by my mother, grandmother, and three uncles. My dad was not in my life until I was a teenager because he was an alcoholic. But as soon as he was sober, I saw him every Sunday, talked to him all the time, and immediately knew that he loved me and had my back, unconditionally. I was his...
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