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Send a letter to the editor about extending health care coverage to low-income uninsured North Carolinians!

April 15, 2019
It’s common sense: When families have parents who are insured, the entire family’s health and economic security improves. As moms and dads, we get it. But some of our state lawmakers seem to be having a hard time understanding what a difference health coverage through Medicaid expansion could make...
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Medicaid Helps Families Weather The Storm

TODAY: Take action to help NC's uninsured!

April 15, 2019
Today is the day! We are joining with thousands of people across North Carolina for a day of action to close the health care coverage gap! Here is what you can do right now to remind lawmakers that “Medicaid helps families weather the storm” and to expand health insurance to low-income uninsured...
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Sign up: Statewide day of action to expand Medicaid!

Quick Action: Statewide day of action to expand Medicaid!

April 11, 2019
Medicaid helps families weather the storm during times of need—whether it be during a health care crisis or a time of financial hardship. But in North Carolina, our lawmakers have yet to make this critical and often life-saving program available to about half a million low-income uninsured adults...
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Stand with our nurses!

April 9, 2019
I come from a long line of nurses: my grandma is a nurse, my mom is a nurse, my aunts are nurses, and so are my cousins. These women work hard every day to provide outstanding care for premature babies, new parents recovering from childbirth, and patients fighting for their lives in the emergency...
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#GoodNews This Week: Getting a Boost from Tax Credits and more!

April 9, 2019
GOOD NEWS ON OUR RADIO SHOW : Big wins relating to the #FREEnewyork criminal justice reform campaign in New York! Listen for the details on how we're moving criminal justice reform forward in partnership with other groups on the ground in New York. The show also gets into why the End Diaper Need...
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Crafting for Medicaid Awareness Month!

April 8, 2019
Crafts are a fun way for kids to be able to participate in advocacy in a meaningful way. Here are directions for a fun springtime craft you can do with your children to deliver to your state lawmakers' and members of Congress' offices.
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The rise of teen JUULing and the vaping epidemic: What You Can Do

April 8, 2019
Feeling helpless and confused about the rise of teen JUULing and the vaping epidemic? So was I after finding what looked like an elongated USB drive and tiny empty plastic cartridges in my son’s backpack last summer. He’s a top student at a top-tier school, a sports team captain, club leader, and...
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Notes from a Congressional Briefing on Native American Maternal Health

April 4, 2019
Last month, for perhaps the first time in history, a congressional briefing featuring indigenous women leaders discussing Native Americans and Maternal Health was held in the halls of Congress. This groundbreaking event was hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the U.S. Human Rights...
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Bottom line: Diapers are a need. Period.

April 1, 2019
I’ve taken my daughter's diapers for granted. From what kind of diapers to use, to whose turn it is to change the epic blowout (again) -- diapers are a sore spot in our house. But luckily, we’ve never had to worry about our daughter having access to a diaper to keep her clean and healthy...
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Trump Budget Update!

SIGNATURE NEEDED: Trump’s budget hurts moms & families!

March 21, 2019
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and...
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