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We must fix this! Women don’t have to die from childbirth

September 13, 2018
A bipartisan piece of legislation, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017, H.R.1318 in the House, and the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017, S.1112 in the Senate were introduced in March 2017 to address our nation's maternal mortality and morbidity crisis. Currently, the United States...
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Write a letter to the editor to speak out to #StopKavanaugh!

September 13, 2018
As I sit in my home here in Raleigh, NC awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Florence, I have an overwhelming and anxious feeling about all of the unknowns yet to come. We know there will be a huge amount of rain, wind, and downed trees, but we don’t know yet whether the impact will be a couple days...
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Why Aren’t We Listening to Mothers?

September 12, 2018
Becoming a mom should be one of the best experiences of our lives. But for too many women who give birth in hospitals, childbirth itself isn’t the joyous event it should be. Instead, it’s fraught with frustration, medical interventions we don’t want or need, and health problems for moms and babies that were avoidable.
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Progress in Fighting Poverty Slows -- And for the First Time in Years, the number of Uninsured Americans Does Not Significantly Decline

September 12, 2018
After years of progress, the decline in the poverty rate slowed between 2016 and 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday. In 2017, the official poverty rate was 12.3 percent, down from 12.7 percent in 2016. While workers were earning more, substantial numbers remained at...
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Work Requirements and Health Care

September 11, 2018
In case you missed it, there have been significant changes in states throughout our country affecting health care. Arkansas has been the first state to implement work requirements, causing more than 4,600 individuals to lose health coverage through Medicaid. Under these rules, recipients must...
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#YesWeCan On #RisersRadio This Week

September 4, 2018
On the radio show this week we talk about how we can work to end mass shootings, stop 3D guns, and deal with the ridiculous idea of arming teachers; we also cover tips for getting the support you need when you become pregnant and a mom; the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant...
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act

August 30, 2018
With maternal mortality rates on the rise in the United States, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces new legislation to help reduce maternal deaths, help hospitals implement best practices to prevent women from dying before, during and after childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world; the majority of these deaths are preventable. This crisis is even worse in communities of color, where Black women die at up to four times the rate of White women due to racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.
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MomsRising advocates to Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

August 30, 2018
In order to tackle the maternal mortality crisis that plagues our nation, legislators are taking heed. One particular legislation includes The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act. The purpose is to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and...
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We Are MomsRising, Nina from Arizona

August 28, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Nina in Arizona about how being able to access affordable health insurance (thanks to the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare!) helped her and her son. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog...
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Quick Signature—Say NO to Kavanaugh!

August 23, 2018
Right now, the Trump Administration and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are hoping you’re too distracted to notice their attempt at an extreme political takeover of the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the...
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