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Your December MOMentum!

December 30, 2018
MATERNAL JUSTICE Kira Johnson, pictured above with her husband and son, needlessly lost her life to medical neglect after childbirth. After years of advocacy — powered by YOUR generosity — the MomsRising community and partners finally got Congress to treat maternal mortality as the national...
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I’m going full mamma bear to protect my son’s health care

December 26, 2018
I will not stand by and watch my family’s health coverage be stripped away. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional. While the fight is not over, this is a clear and immediate threat to my family, and to the millions of people like us who...
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Last #RisersRadio Show: Winning!

December 17, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week we cover some spectacular recent wins in Congress, like the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and SNAP in the Farm Bill, and how real people made them happen; we also cover a new report on uninsured kids and the importance of children having access to healthcare; then we...
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Power Up!
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Crushed It! MomsRising's Top Wins of 2018

December 12, 2018
Recently, MomsRising’s CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner asked MomsRising staff members to share their favorite wins and innovations of the year. It turned out to be a very long list. To put it simply, the MomsRising community — which includes you! — CRUSHED it in 2018! The energy and...
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Speak Out With #RisersRadio

December 10, 2018
On the #RadioShow this week we cover how YOU can get healthcare coverage through www.healthcare.gov before Dec. 15th; the ways in which gun safety legislation is moving forward and how you can help; why a best-in-the-nation paid family/medical leave bill is changing our nation for the better; and...
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Be a #HealthcareHero for Open Enrollment!

December 5, 2018
It’s time to use our outside voices for health care! Healthcare.gov is open for business now through December 15th. With only 10 days left during open enrollment, time is short and we need YOU to be a #HealthcareHero by helping us spread the word! Take action and help get the word out about open...
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Let’s not lose ground on children’s health now

December 5, 2018
Last week we got some sobering news on children’s health in North Carolina: After years of progress, the rate of children with no health coverage in our state has reversed course. Nearly 5% of kids in North Carolina now have no health insurance (that’s 119,000 children) – despite the fact that our...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018
With just ten days until Election Day, it's all hands on deck to Get out the Vote! This election is critical for moms and parents across the country. MomsRising is making it easy to get involved in getting out the vote! Can you sign up for one or more of the easy actions from the list below? (If...
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Your voice needed! Say you’re a #HealthCareVoter

October 25, 2018
It’s no surprise that in poll after poll this election season, health care is consistently at the top of the list of voters’ concerns. We all watched last year as the Republican-led Congress took one whack at health care after another, trying (and failing) to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
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New study shows expanding Medicaid improves access to care for low-income adults

October 19, 2018
Low-income adults in expansion states are less like to report having unmet medical needs, are less likely to forego care because of cost, are more likely to have a usual place of care, and are more likely to receive selected health care services (like getting a flu shot or a blood pressure check) than their peers in states that did not expand Medicaid.
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