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MomsRising Expresses Deep Disappointment in Supreme Court Deadlock on Immigration

June 23, 2016
Moms and their families across the country are deeply disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which aimed to keep immigrant families together and strengthen our nation’s economy with their contributions. The Court’s decision to let stand...
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Want to See “East of Salinas”? Grab Your Ticket – Fast!

May 31, 2016
Author Note: For those who do not live in the Bay Area, MomsRising plans to host a #FoodFri Twitter chat on the film and the farmworkers who grow and harvest our food, June 10th, 2016 at 1pmET/10amPT. Join us and RT! -Elisa Every time my family passes through California’s dusty Central Valley, all...
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National Children’s Immigration PSAs Debut This Week!

May 25, 2016
WASHINGTON – A national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign created by the bipartisan children’s advocacy group First Focus will begin appearing in nine states and Washington, D.C., this month. The campaign encourages voters to support common-sense immigration policies . The My...
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Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by Advocating for Our Communities

May 9, 2016
May is a beautiful time of year. We have the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy the full bloom of spring. But there’s another reason May is significant for us: it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Unfortunately, few people have an understanding of our communities. California is...
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#MamasDayAcrossBars

May 7, 2016
Mother’s Day is bittersweet for tens of thousands of families separated by incarceration who wish they were together. A majority of women in prison and jail are mothers; more mothers are locked away in “detention facilities” for immigrants and refugees seeking asylum. Some organizations are...
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum demands justice for immigrant families

April 18, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the challenge to President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. At issue is whether President Obama’s actions exceeded his...
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Indignada. Decepcionada. Con el corazón roto.

April 7, 2016
Indignada. Decepcionada. Con el corazón roto. Así me siento después de escuchar que el Congreso de EE.UU. ha votado otra vez en contra de una reforma migratoria que ha dejado a millones de niños y familias vulnerables. ¡Es ridículo! La Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. recientemente aprobó una...
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Incensed. Disappointed. Heartbroken.

March 31, 2016
Incensed. Disappointed. Heartbroken. These are just a few words that come to mind when I think of Congress’s latest move against immigration policy reform , which is leaving millions of children and families vulnerable. It’s outrageous. The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed what members...
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Standing Up for DAPA and DACA+ and the Future of Our Nation’s Children

March 10, 2016
This past week, several amicus briefs representing a wide range of American voices were submitted to the Supreme Court in support of lifting a lower court injunction preventing the implementation of the 2014 Obama expanded deferred action programs. First Focus was one of six anchor organizations...
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