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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: January 27, 2019

January 27, 2019
The Shutdown crisis has been averted, for now. A huge thank you to the thousands of MomsRising members who called their U.S. Senators, sent emails, wrote letters of protest, visited congressional offices, shared personal stories about how the shutdown was affecting their families, and in other ways...
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Dile NO al uso de nuestros impuestos para la separación y encarcelamiento de las familias

January 26, 2019
En una impactante revelación, el inspector general del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) dijo que “miles” de niños migrantes más de lo que se sabía anteriormente fueron separados por la administración Trump y que ¡no sabían cuántos niños fueron separados de sus familias porque no...
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Here's Why A Border Wall Won't Work: An Engineer's Perspective

January 24, 2019
Howdy. I’m Amy Patrick. I’m a licensed structural and civil engineer. I hold a BS in civil engineering from Rice University in Houston, with an MS in structural engineering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have over a decade of experience on high-performance projects, and...
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The Human Needs Report: Shutdown Updates, Family Separation, Minimum Wage, and More

January 22, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the ongoing government shutdown, immigrant families separated at the border, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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Take These #5Actions & Make An Impact! MLK Weekend Edition

January 18, 2019
It’s #5actions Friday! Start your celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. early with these top five quick actions that will make a big impact. We’re speaking out for universal background checks on gun purchases, standing up against the #TrumpShutdown, signing up to #keepmarching this weekend...
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5 Ways You Can Respond To The Family Separation Crisis

January 17, 2019
The Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that not only were “thousands” more migrant children separated at the Southern border by the Trump administration than previously known, but that they didn’t even know how many children were taken away from their...
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We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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The Trump Wall: A Monument to Cynical Deception

January 9, 2019
Steel or concrete, President Trump’s wall is a useless, wasteful and increasingly tired ploy. The President once again chose to mislead and to sow fear. The vast majority of families with children or children alone who seek asylum in the United States are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home...
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Letter to my son (and the rest of us) on what would have been his 21st birthday

January 8, 2019
Oscar, I am sorry we couldn’t keep you for longer. We tried so hard. You worked your ass off. I always believed in you, and I always will. It’s nice to tell the stories of your many talents and achievements, of your good looks and charm, of your loving spirit and the joy you brought into every room...

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: January 5, 2019

January 5, 2019
Happy New Year! We hope you had some time to relax and rejuvenate over the past weeks. Before we jump right into our first list of top actions of 2019, let's pause for a moment to celebrate our powerful newly sworn-in 116th Congress, the most diverse in history. Among the firsts and mosts: the most...
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