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In a Time of Uncertainty, Let Us Commit to Keeping Our Kids Safe this Mother’s Day

May 5, 2021
Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as...
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En Tiempos de Incertidumbre, Comprometámonos este Día de las Madres, a Mantener a Nuestros Hijos a Salvo

May 5, 2021
Ser madre soltera es difícil. Hacer el mismo trabajo durante una pandemia mundial ha sido una tarea aparentemente imposible que se ha logrado llevar a cabo día a día. En marzo de 2020, me encontraba haciendo mis maletas para realizar uno de mis múltiples viajes habituales a Washington, D.C. por mi...
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URGENT: North Carolina lawmakers considering a bill to outlaw vaccine requirements

May 4, 2021
There is a new bill that is dangerous for public health being considered by the NC General Assembly that needs your urgent attention! House Bill 558 would make it unlawful to mandate vaccinations against ANY illness for schools, child care, and health care professionals and settings—including COVID...
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Quick signature! Tell Congress to lower drug prices now

May 4, 2021
With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, we are delighted that President Biden has made strides in making health care more affordable. However, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to prescription drug affordability for families. In fact, lowering the cost of health care and...
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It's Time to #BanMenthol

April 27, 2021
As April comes to a close, a key public health deadline is approaching – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has until April 29, 2021 to decide whether it will move forward in removing menthol cigarettes from the market. The vast majority of Black American smokers – 85% - use menthol cigarettes,...
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Stop killing our kids: Justice for Adam Toledo

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021
Ma’Khia Bryant should be alive today. Adam Toledo should be alive today. Daunte Wright should be alive today. George Floyd should be alive today. While a jury this week convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd, as was right; we know that a...
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Quick signature: Tell Congress to continue to make health care more equitable and affordable!

April 22, 2021
“Being a single mom, I wouldn’t have been able to afford health insurance without the Affordable Care Act. Now, thanks to the American Rescue Plan my premium went down by $30/month!” - Trish, mom of 2, in Raleigh, NC Momentum is building for a better health care system! The American Rescue Plan,...
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Black Mothers In Power’s Start in 2019 (by BMIP)

Black Mothers in Power: Pursuing Birth Justice in Delaware

April 21, 2021
Our society works hard to limit Black potential across all layers, with our school-to-prison pipelines, routine murders of Black people by “law and order” officers, and negligent or actively harmful medical care. But the assault on Black lives starts before a Black baby is even born. This is the backdrop for Black Mothers in Power (BMIP) to enter the scene in Delaware. BMIP recognizes that Black women and birthing persons are uniquely vulnerable in childbirth within the U.S.’s current medical system. Their mission is to end this disparity.
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The deadline for the special enrollment period at Healthcare.gov has been extended to August 15th! Help spread the word!

April 19, 2021
Great news! The new American Rescue Plan is making health care coverage through HealthCare.gov and COBRA more affordable! This is huge! The Biden administration has now extended the special enrollment period for health care coverage at HealthCare.gov through August 15th so we have the chance to...
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Immigrants will help us recover! SIGN to support a pathway to citizenship!

April 19, 2021
Immigrants are a vital part of our essential workforce, the care infrastructure, our communities, and our families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become even more apparent as immigrants played and continue to play an integral role in our care infrastructure as caregivers and other...
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