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Know anyone who needs Health Insurance?

December 2, 2014
If you or someone you know needs health insurance, please spread the word: You may qualify for free or low-cost coverage. Now is the time to sign up. And guess what? In person help is available. Check out this free workshop if you live in the Seattle area or go online at to find assistance near you. Open enrollment ends February 15, 2015.
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FREE event at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum to say thanks!

December 2, 2014
Why are Pittsburgh kids making superhero capes at the Children’s Museum on December 9, 2014 at 9:30am? Because it’s fun (obviously!) and when kids have access to quality health coverage, they can be the super heroes they were born to be. Join us for a free event at the Children’s Museum on December 9th to thank Mayor Peduto for working to ensure all Pittsburgh kids can be superheroes!
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Show you're thankful for CHIP. Send a Letter to the Editor!

November 25, 2014
Last week, MomsRising volunteers and staff made a real splash on Capitol Hill with our “Give our Kids a Winning Hand” campaign and delivery of family stories and over 25,000 signatures on our open letter to Congress. Thanks to help from our members, we made significant strides in educating Congress about the urgent need to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Now is the perfect time to keep up the pressure! This week, lawmakers will be at home for the Thanksgiving holiday, reading their local paper. You can help keep CHIP on the Congressional agenda by writing a Letter to the...
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Take a Selfie to Stand with Peggy Young!

November 20, 2014
Show your support for a brave mom, Peggy Young, who is taking her pregnancy discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court on December 3rd with this fun action! (Selfies involved).
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Putting the Chips On the Table

November 17, 2014
The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014 which would extend CHIP through 2019, and incentivizes states to work to enroll uninsured (but CHIP-eligible) children. I have the privilege of being one of the Risers taking your signatures (over 25,000 at last count) to Congress tomorrow (November 18) to let them know that you are in support of the passing of that bill. It is a humbling experience and I wish I could call each and every one of you and thank you by name. This is a great thing for our nation's children. Since it first went...
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Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace is here!

November 15, 2014
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting your chance to switch health plans or enroll in health coverage for the first time, now is your chance! The health insurance marketplace is open again from November 15, 2014 until February 15, 2014.
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Take Action: Our Nation's Kids Need Your Voice!

November 14, 2014
Reflecting on last week’s election results, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the American public wants “ members of Congress who will listen and they want things to get done. ” Getting things done sounds…. refreshing! Why not? :) We’ve got a hugely popular, bipartisan issue that Congress can get done ASAP: continuing funding for the successful, life-saving Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Over 20,000 MomsRising members have already signed our open letter urging Congress to extend CHIP funding. Add your name to our letter so we can deliver 25,000 or more signatures when...
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My #1 life balance secret

November 12, 2014
“Are you listening to your life; what is it trying to tell you?” Renee Trudeau Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and friends as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on work/life balance. So after almost six weeks of speaking gigs and travel, I’m ready to be at home, anchor, reconnect with my family and get clear on my top priorities. One of the ways I do this after a busy time, is by taking a personal planning retreat. I take personal retreats-usually each quarter–to sit with the questions, “...
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New Study of California’s Latino Children Finds Striking Differences in Health and Well-being Within This 4.7 Million-and-Growing Population

November 11, 2014
A comprehensive new study of California’s Latino children paints a complex picture of their health and well-being—and finds striking differences within a 4.7 million-strong population that comprises more than half of all the children in the state. More than 94% of these children were born in the United States. And while many Latino children live in poverty, are uninsured and have higher rates of obesity than their white counterparts, Latino children have comparable access to preventive health care and most of their parents report them as being in “good” or “excellent” health. However, the...
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A Boob By Any Other Color: On Breastfeeding and Privilege

November 6, 2014
I originally posted this on my blog but thought I'd share my thoughts here as well. I'm always grateful for having another platform where my voice and opinions can be heard. This morning, I saw my girl Yanira in my text messages. I was ready to laugh at something funny or be inspired by her hustle. Instead, I got this: Hawtdamb! I rolled my eyes. Annoyed at the obvious way in which privilege rears its ugly head. Even when feeding a child. But then I thought, I want to see what the Buzzfeed article says. Sure enough, it was all about how adorable this image was. The headline read: An adorable...
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