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Quality, affordable health coverage is a lifesaver for families in the U.S.

December 28, 2016
In recent weeks, we've been hearing from families around the U.S. about what q uality, affordable health coverage means for them, and one thing is clear: It's a lifesaver! Indeed, recent improvements to our nation’s healthcare system have brought the number of uninsured Americans to a record low...
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Why the ACA Matters To Me

December 21, 2016
Last week, I was fortunate enough to go to Capitol Hill and share my health care story with legislators and their staffs. As someone who benefits greatly from the Affordable Care Act, also known by Obamacare, it was important for me to let politicians know how repealing the law and not replacing it...
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Parents are speaking out for the Affordable Care Act!

December 21, 2016
Last week, a team of us from MomsRising spread out and met with nearly half of the U.S. Senators' healthcare staff about the importance not unilaterally kicking 30,000,000 people off healthcare coverage. We delivered stories from MomsRising members from across the country and life saver candies to...
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When Motherhood Comes Crashing Down

December 19, 2016
I always wanted to become a mother. I dreamed of taking prenatal yoga classes and wearing cute pregnancy t-shirts. I craved waddling around town with my very own pregnancy belly. But for me, and one out of every seven U.S. women, pregnancy and the first year postpartum was anything but rainbows and...
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Don't Put A Limit On My Little Girl's Life

December 16, 2016
My name is Julie Walters, and two years ago I wrote to you as a MomsRising volunteer about my daughter, Violet, who has a rare, life-threatening health condition that causes her to have hundreds of seizures. Before healthcare reform, there was a limit on Violet’s health coverage. Now there’s not...
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Your voice can make a difference for Healthcare!

December 12, 2016
Tell us why quality, affordable, health coverage matters to you! We must protect all of the gains we’ve made in health coverage. Everyone agrees that there is still work to be done to expand affordability and accessibility in our healthcare...
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NYC City Hall: Activists Urge Lawmakers To Pass Right to Know Act

December 12, 2016
Today, MomsRising, Girls for Gender Equity, w omen, trans and gender non-conforming New Yorkers anchored a presser at City Hall to call on Council to pass the Right To Know Act. I n communities across the city, women and trans* and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face gender-specific humiliation...
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Keep Pounding

December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show...
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Quick Action Needed: Say you support the Affordable Care Act!

December 8, 2016
When my son was born in 2006, he needed to start chemotherapy at six weeks old to treat a life-threatening tumor. He needed round-the-clock care, so I had to quit my job to care for him, which meant we also lost our employer-sponsored health insurance. We were incredibly fortunate that he qualified...
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Veto of Bill to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement in State Prisons Is Callous

December 8, 2016
The New Jersey legislature attempted to stand up for the rights of incarcerated pregnant women, children and others by passing S51, which would have restricted the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. By vetoing this important legislation, Governor Christie has shown that he has no concern...
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