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#5Actions of the Week! February 10, 2018

February 9, 2018
Happy weekend! We hope you have some time to recharge before the start of a new week. We're making it easy to catch up on all of the top actions from the last week, with our latest #5Actions round up! As always, please forward and share with family and friends, too! 1. Don't Let the Dinosaurs Win...
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These Programs Are Literal Lifesavers. Yet The Trump Administration and GOP Leaders Are Now Pivoting to Take Them Away

February 7, 2018
There are literal lifesavers around us that we can’t see! Wondering what I’m talking about? I’m talking about Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). They are there when we need them, saving lives and boosting our economy. They are proven programs that lift up...
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Heart Disease Disproportionately Affects Black Women

February 7, 2018
By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant. We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or...
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Investments that Boost Our Families’ Health Care and Nutrition Mean the World to Us ... And to Our Economy

February 6, 2018
“I am a low-income single mom struggling to make a better life for myself and my little boy. We receive SNAP benefits. My son goes to a public elementary school. He gets a free lunch. I am working hard and trying to use these benefits as a stepping-stone and I am close but I have not yet been able...
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Women Unite to Challenge Gender Inequality and Trump Agenda with “State of Our Union”

January 29, 2018
On the Heels of the #Me Too Movement and Women’s March Anniversary, Women Offer Alternative Vision to Trump Agenda
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Thank you to all who spoke out for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)!

January 29, 2018
They FINALLY did it! Part of the Continuing Resolution (CR) that Congress passed last week continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. MomsRising members submitted hundreds of letters to the editor, made thousands of phone calls, and sent tens of thousands of...
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Keeping Promises

January 26, 2018
“You promised.” Children learn the value and power of those words very early on as they begin to develop a sense of morality and trust. A preschooler will show deep outrage when an adult promise isn’t kept. The Continuing Resolution that ended this week’s government shutdown relied on a series of...
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Remarks by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner at 2018 Women’s March #PowerToThePolls Rally

January 22, 2018
Editor's note: MomsRising's CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, delivered a powerful message at the Women's #PowerToThePolls First Anniversary rally event in Las Vegas this past weekend. Check out the Facebook Live video of her remarks as well as the written remarks below: Hello out...
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MomsRising Statement on the Government Shutdown

January 20, 2018
Republicans in Congress once again demonstrated their skewed priorities, that they would rather shut down the government than provide protections for DREAMers -- young immigrants who came to this country as children and who contribute greatly to their communities and our country. Congressional...
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