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Military Children Deserve our Best

April 26, 2022
Military families face the same challenges others across America face with the added complexities of a military lifestyle. In the last few years there have been many small steps that have incrementally improved maternal health care and parental leave while still in many instances taking several steps back in the implementation.
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Tell Congress: Pass COVID relief funding and end cruel Trump-era immigration policies!

April 15, 2022
We all want to be able to move past the collective trauma we have experienced over the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that access to vaccines, boosters, therapeutics, and tests are critical to combat the virus, keep schools and businesses open, ensure our continued economic...
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Maternal Mental Health Impacts Communities of Color More Yet Care is Harder to Find

April 14, 2022
Tina Sherman, Senior Campaign Director for Maternal Justice, discussed Black Maternal Mental Health with Lina Acosta Sandaal of Stop Parenting Alone on IG Live. They discussed how women in communities of color are particularly vulnerable maternal health disorders yet encounter more barriers to...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022
It’s April Fools Day, but we’re serious that there are lots of important actions you can quickly take to stand up for women and families! Next week is going to be a very busy week in Washington with discussions ramping up again about what may be included in the next economic package. You can help...
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SPECIAL DELIVERY: MomsRising Storybooks Delivered to Congress

March 30, 2022
This week, we delivered three hard copies of different storybooks to every member of Congress to celebrate the stories and advocacy of our incredible members. These storybooks include stories of families from across the country that highlight the critical need for investments in our Care Economy...
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Tell Congress to invest in HCBS!

March 30, 2022
“We have 3 children who are medically fragile and medically complex who are able to receive care at home thanks to our state’s HCBS waiver. These programs are critically important to ensuring families can stay together and children like mine don’t have to live in a hospital or institution but can...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, March 25, 2022

March 25, 2022
Watching the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings this week for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for U.S. Supreme Court Justice have been equal parts inspiring and frustrating. There have been times when I have wanted to stand up and cheer for Judge Jackson – and times when I’ve wanted to rage and throw...
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Tell Congress to expand health care access this year!

March 23, 2022
Twelve years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. This historic legislation: banned discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions, including pregnancy; eliminated lifetime caps; vastly expanded access to affordable health care for low- and middle-income...
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Home- and Community-based Services are Critical for Families

March 23, 2022
As parents, we all want our children to grow up as healthy as possible and find their place in the world. We want our babies to thrive as they become children, teenagers, and eventually adults, and to be wholly included in our communities. But for many families who have kids and adults with...
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Maternal Mental Health Matters

Maternal Mental Health Matters

March 23, 2022
At MomsRising / MamásConPoder, we have been hearing from families across the country about the critical need for improvements and supports for maternal mental health like mental health services, paid family and medical leave, affordable child care, an extension of Medicaid coverage, and better...
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