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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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#5Actions Challenge: Take it up a notch

September 3, 2019
Happy End of Summer! It's been a busy one. This month marked our ONE HUNDREDTH EDITION of #5Actions! Thank you to everyone who's made this weekly round-up a part of their routine. Our goal has been simple: to make it as easy as possible for you to review and catch up on all of the big actions from...
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Not Silent, Not Ashamed

August 29, 2019
I was raised by my mother, grandmother, and three uncles. My dad was not in my life until I was a teenager because he was an alcoholic. But as soon as he was sober, I saw him every Sunday, talked to him all the time, and immediately knew that he loved me and had my back, unconditionally. I was his...
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All New #BreakingThrough: Rise Up!

August 19, 2019
New on #BreakingThrough this week: we cover the growing (and winning!) movement for paid family/medical leave with Executive Director for Healthcare America, Margarida Jorge. We also discuss how important it is that we all fight to protect access to healthcare and affordable medicine including via...
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Brand New Risers Radio: Speaking Out!

August 14, 2019
We have a brand new episode of #BreakingThrough this week and another awesome panel of guests. Join us as we talk with author and speaker Tim Wise on how to counteract white nationalism and white supremacy. Vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress, Chelsea Parsons joins the...
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Preventing, Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences

August 14, 2019
As a nation, it is critical to our collective future that we ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Yet early adversity, toxic stress, and trauma are erecting lifelong barriers for many children, jeopardizing their healthy development, their ability to self-actualize, and their long-term well-being.
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Democracy, Debates and Dancing: All New Risers Radio

August 7, 2019
This week on a brand new episode of Breaking Through we are joined by another awesome panel of guests as we cover what’s happening with democracy in this country, the democratic debates and dancing. We’ll also hear about a powerful campaign to raise the minimum wage that’s gaining ground. There’s a...
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I'm Standing Up for the Women's Health Protection Act!

August 2, 2019
Now more than ever—reproductive rights are under attack across the country. There have been 400 needless abortion restrictions enacted since 2011 across the country, which is why Congress must act to stop these dangerous attacks. Currently, a bill in Congress called the Women’s Health Protection...
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Vaccines, Preventable Diseases and Children’s Health: A Call to Action

July 25, 2019
I’ve never forgotten my family’s sadness over the senseless death of my childhood neighbor little Johnny Harrington, who lived three houses down from our church parsonage in segregated Bennettsville, South Carolina. Johnny stepped on a rusted nail and died of the resulting tetanus infection because...
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The Human Needs Report: A victory for minimum wage workers, a spending deal in Congress, another attack on migrants, and more

July 22, 2019
Check out the Human Needs Report for the latest on Congress's spending deal, a victory for minimum wage workers, a new attack on migrants, and more.
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