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Moms Get Real About Race in America: A Blog Carnival in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 28, 2013
This blog carnival was updated twice on Thursday, August 29th, 2013. Introduction by the members of the MomsRising Education Fund Board of Directors: Ai-jen Poo , Executive Director for National Domestic Workers Alliance Barbara Arnwine , President & Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee...
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50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March An Inspiration To Advance Humane Immigration Reform

August 27, 2013
April 10th, 2013 was a memorable day for me. I was in Washington, D.C. and participated, in what for me personally, was the largest rally I had ever attended. See pictures here. Tens of thousands of people of all heritages, hues, and life experiences, covered the lawn in front of the Capitol...
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Wise Words from Daughter about Adopted Korean Brother

August 27, 2013
We've come a long way since the Civil Rights March on Washington. It's commonplace nowadays for a family to adopt a child from another country. There's still much to be done regarding society fully embracing diversity, but teaching our children to be open-minded is a good start. -Maria Adcock,...
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Celebrating DACA’s First Anniversary

August 15, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in First Focus . Today marks the first year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an initiative introduced by the Administration last summer which provides certain DREAM Act-eligible youth with a renewable two-year reprieve of...
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Latinas rally across the country for health care for immigrant women: Latinas and their families know #15years is too long to wait

August 6, 2013
This week, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) launches its fourth annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice. With the support of more than 85 organizations, including the partnership of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) and the Colorado...
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Diverse Children: Improving Outcomes for America’s Non-Majority Child Population

August 2, 2013
This week First Focus and the Foundation for Child Development hosted a congressional briefing in cooperation with Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and the Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Black Caucus focused on improving...
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The White House Honors Advocates for Families Affected by Incarceration

July 30, 2013
This is a quick post to celebrate the inspiring work being done by twelve advocates for families affected by incarceration. In June, the White House honored these individuals as “champions of change,” bringing attention to an oft-overlooked group – children with incarcerated parents and their loved...
Rachel Roth's picture at Netroots Nation -- Pics and Audio Included! #nn13

June 28, 2013
The staff members who attended Netroots Nation from left to right: Angélique Roché, dream hampton, Elisa Batista, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Karen Showalter, and Anita Sarah Jackson SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Six staff members were in San Jose, California last week to partake...
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A Tip of the Hat for Congress Members Who Support Immigration Reform That Is Fair and Inclusive of Immigrant Women and Families

June 25, 2013
Photo below: The MomsRising members, bloggers and children who turned out in D.C. last week to let Congress know that we support immigration reform that is fair and inclusive of immigrant women and families. Two-thirds of all immigrants are women and children. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last Tuesday, June...
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Let's Make Sure Our Hardest Workers Aren't Excluded From Immigration Reform

June 24, 2013
Please join this urgent action to help ensure day laborers have an avenue to legalization! As you know, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network's (NDLON’s) top legislative priority is to ensure that day laborers are not excluded from eventual legalization. Toward that end, NDLON is strongly...
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