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A Mom’s Abortion Story

October 21, 2019
I’m able to give my son a global perspective and help him find his own ways to grow up and give back. This year he started 5th grade and I am so grateful that I was able to bring him into the world intentionally and give him a life where he is well cared for and free to explore and become the creative whirlwind he is destined to be. He is all the proof I need that I made the right decision three decades ago.
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#GoodNews This Week: The Power of Sharing Our Personal Healthcare Stories

October 18, 2019
VOICES: We're featuring three moms' posts on healthcare this week. They were all so compelling, we couldn't choose just one. Leave a comment on the posts you read and let us know what you think, or share your own experiences. Thank you for being part of the MomsRising community! Single Mom Speaks...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019
Did you watch the first all-female spacewalk today? WOW! We are inspired. Now let's each be superstars by signing and sharing our list of top 5 Actions from the past week! We're kicking things off with an important flu season-related call for Congress to support the Healthy Families Act, which...
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What I Still Need Policymakers to Know About Health Care

October 17, 2019
Two years ago, I wrote a blogpost for Moms Rising about what I told Senators about my family’s health care needs. Two years later I need to speak again. My husband and I have two children with Down syndrome – a 16-year-old son and a 14 year-old daughter. Our daughter is nonverbal. Neither of my...
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Single Mom Speaks Out On Affordable Health Care: "I Will Not Remain Silent"

October 15, 2019
The most difficult challenge over the years was paying for the escalating costs of health insurance before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect. Health insurance is essential because without insurance there is no health care. My 51-year-old brother went to the emergency room in 2010 with a health crisis due to an undiagnosed condition that ultimately took his life a year later. He worked full time but could not afford insurance therefore he had no access to preventative care, testing, diagnostics, or any medical interventions.
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Asian American Women Power Up in DC

October 7, 2019
Recently, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) kicked off its Power Up Conference , a convening of more than 100 advocates from across the nation to help fuel the reproductive justice movement for Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls. Advocates will share...
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All New Risers Radio: Hope Rising

October 7, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the fight for affordable, accessible, high quality childcare and how it impacts YOU. We discuss what’s going on with elections these days. And we’ll get an inside POV on a new report on Women Driving Change: A Pathway to a Better Mississippi. We’ll also get the...
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Quick action to overturn the Hyde abortion ban!

October 4, 2019
This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the enactment of the Hyde Amendment. This harmful amendment restricts government funds from being used to cover abortion—except in extremely limited circumstances—essentially ensuring that low-income women (and people of all gender identities) can’t access the same rights to safe, legal abortion as the rest of the population. Urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor the EACH Woman Act which would repeal the Hyde Amendment!
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QUICK & POWERFUL: #5Actions for the Week of 9/27

September 27, 2019
It's been another super-charged week, and we hope you have some time to unplug this weekend. Before you do: Please take a moment to be sure you've signed these quick and urgent top actions, below. This week we're talking about protecting our elections, surprise medical bills, registering to vote,...
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Quick Signature: Tell Congress to Ban Surprise Medical Bills!

September 18, 2019
For the first time ever, Congress has an opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation that will ban surprise medical bills, and would protect patients while holding down health care costs and premiums. That’s right—bipartisan legislation that would have a huge positive impact for families across the...
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