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Urban Institute: Due to Fear, 1 in 7 Adults in Immigrant Families Forgo Public Benefits

May 31, 2019
Earlier this month, in a post headlined, “For immigrants, fear, confusion, and a chilling effect,” we detailed how a Trump Administration rule not even implemented yet is harming immigrants and immigrant families. The piece was partly anecdotal; it reported, for instance, on a 9-year-old Latina...
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After decades of progress, children's health coverage is now in jeopardy

May 31, 2019
More evidence surfaced this week that children continue to be the latest casualties of the Trump Administration. A new report shows that about 828,000 fewer children nationwide were enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP at the end of 2018 than in 2017. That statistic is alarming because it could mean that...
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Abortion is More Complicated Than A Sound Bite

May 30, 2019
As Alabama was passing its total abortion ban, a friend posted a CNN clip that I didn’t watch in which a guest or the anchor seemed to imply that a fetus was akin to an organ in a woman’s body that she might choose do with as she pleases. My friend posed the following question with this post: “Will...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending a woman's right to choose, demanding justice for Eric Garner, Delrawn Small and Tamir Rice, and speaking up for child nutrition programs and pregnant workers. Your voice is urgently needed;...
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Supporting Mothers of Color with Culturally Relevant Mental Health Services

May 24, 2019
My mother was diagnosed with a mental illness years after arriving in the United States from Sri Lanka. Some of the doctors she saw believe her illness began as postpartum (maternal) depression that was unrecognized and undiagnosed years earlier. Since her diagnosis 30 years ago, my father and I...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave in NC, VoteRunLead, & More!

May 24, 2019
VICTORY IN NC! State employees of any North Carolina department, agency, board or commission under the oversight of the Governor can access up to eight weeks of paid parental leave after giving birth or four weeks of paid parental leave after a partner gives birth or to bond with and care for a...
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Tell Your Governor: My Body, My Choice!

May 21, 2019
Most women who have abortions are already moms . Being able to manage how many children we have and when we have them has been nothing short of revolutionary — not just for women and mothers , but for our country as a whole. It has helped to narrow the gender pay gap, improved the health of women...
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The Human Needs Report: Victory for LGBTQ Americans, Attacks on Immigrants, the Poor, and Workers, and more

May 20, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, disaster aid on the horizon, a victory for LGBTQ Americans, attacks on immigrants, the poor, and workers, and more.
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Not about abortion

All New #RisersRadio: This Is NOT A Drill

May 20, 2019
On the #BreakingThrough radio show this week we cover the attack on women’s bodily autonomy and what you can do to protect your rights. We talk about what’s happening in Washington DC that’s hopeful and not-so-hopeful, including conversations around impeachment. We’ll also discuss the good news...
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#GoodNews This Week: Diabetes Parenting, HeadStart & More!

May 17, 2019
GOOD NEWS (AND ACTION!): Happy Birthday Head Start! Instead of balloons and cake to celebrate though, we thought it would be more fitting to help guarantee that millions of children and families continue to benefit from the educational and developmental bright start and the pathway to economic...
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