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Say Ahhh! Healthcare Impacts of Anti-Immigrant Policies

October 28, 2019
It’s hard to keep up these days on the policies pushed by this Administration that unfairly target immigrant families, but it’s important to be aware and to hold those who are in power accountable. Over the last two years, we’ve tracked harmful policies such as “zero tolerance” at the border and changes to public charge rules that promote wealth above all else. These policies have been challenged in the courts and thankfully, the plaintiffs have had some successes worth celebrating.
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October #MaternalJustice Tweetchat!

October 25, 2019
On Monday, October 28th at 8pm EST , join our #MaternalJustice tweetchat where we'll discuss why and how the HYDE amendment negatively impacts Black mothers and communities of color. A national survey, conducted by All* Above All and conducted by Hart Research Associates found that, "African...
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WEBINAR: Free Wednesday afternoon? Help end surprise medical bills!

October 22, 2019
Congress has an opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation that will ban surprise medical bills and protect patients while holding down health care costs and premiums. Learn how: Register for the No Surprises campaign briefing webinar now!
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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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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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#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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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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