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Standing Up for Maternal Health at Mom Congress 2019

May 14, 2019
The United States has the worst maternal death rates of any developed country, with Black women dying at 3-4 times the rates of white women, this rate remains unchanged when accounting for income, education and economic status. Maternal death rates for women overall in the U.S. doubled in the past...
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Tell Congress: Tampons + Pads + Menstrual cups ≠ luxury products

May 13, 2019
Period products are NOT a “luxury” item, yet the federal government (and many states) treat them like they are -- and that has a lot of negative repercussions in terms of cost, accessibility, and women’s health. In full truth, when we need these products, they are a necessity, and can be quite...
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We Need Concrete Policy Action to Save Black Mothers and Infants this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019
For many of us, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms and families by offering expressions of love and appreciation. But every year in the United States, approximately 700 women die from pregnancy-related complications, the majority of which are preventable . And every year, over 22,000 infants...
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Counting Latino Children

Census 2020: Securing Our Children’s Future Through A Full Count

May 9, 2019
Every mom remembers the day she held her little one(s) for the first time – a moment of both great joy and some anxiety about the uncertainty the future may bring. I became a mother (and father) to a beautiful baby girl – Rosita in September of 2009. Like many moms, before I knew it, I found myself...
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Quick signature! Tell Congress to lower drug prices now!

May 8, 2019
Prescription drug prices are continuing to rise and many families are struggling to afford life-saving prescriptions. In a recent survey by Kaiser Family Foundation, about a quarter of Americans said they’ve had trouble paying for a prescription. A QUARTER! It doesn’t have to be this way. There are...
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Living Atul Gawande…

May 7, 2019
If there is one book I have recommended over the last five years, it is Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal. Immersed as I am in caring for an older parent and surrounded as I am by friends and colleagues sorting out the same questions, this is no surprise. But what is surprising is that in spite of how...
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Mother's Day, Equal Pay: Spring MOMentum is HERE!

May 2, 2019
How your donation is making a difference Spring has sprung and this April has been as full of progress as it has been of wildflowers! From advancing equal pay in Washington, to moving the needle on Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, to amplifying the second annual national Black Maternal Health...
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4.29.19 #MaternalJustice Tweetchat on Latina Maternal Health

May 2, 2019
We had a terrific tweetchat on Latina maternal health-- check it out!
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All New Podcast: Eyes On The Prize!

April 29, 2019
We're back with an all new podcast this week where we cover winning fair pay in the states (and how you can make your state a winning state) with our own Washington State MomsForce Director, Maggie Humphreys. Dana Bye Campaign Director of Tax march joins us to examine #TrumpsTaxScam and how we can...
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Black Maternal Health Week leads with research and healing

April 18, 2019
As midwife Jennie Joseph writes, “mothers can suffer and experience the effects of being in a living, breathing, materno-toxic zone all of their own, based on other people’s response or reaction to their race, socio-economic status, citizenship or by being “othered” while pregnant, delivering their baby or in the postpartum year, regardless of location.”
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