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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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Home Alone

June 13, 2013
A one-year-old baby boy is ripped out of his mother’s arms with no assurance that they will ever see each other again. A second grader in Minnesota ended up home alone caring for his toddler brother. Every day, kids come home wondering if their parents will be there. As a mom, I know that children’...
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Honoring the Voices and Influence of the Asian Pacific American Community: A MomsRising Blog Carnival Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 31, 2013
This blog carnival was updated four times on May 30, 2013. Asian-Americans are the fastest growing minority in the United States, growing by 46% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses . Also, May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In celebration of the many contributions of women, mothers and...
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The Fight for Racial Justice Continues

May 30, 2013
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (aka Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) is a pan-Asian organization based in New York City that has been doing social and racial justice work since 1986. We are rooted in low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities and work to build the leadership of...
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Immigration Policy Must Respect Experiences of Immigrant Women and Mothers

May 30, 2013
Photo on right: Deepa with her mother in Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1975 As an immigrant, a South Asian American, and a mother, the current debate over immigration policy is deeply personal to me. At the time my parents moved from India to spend a year in Nashville, Tennessee, I was two and a half...
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What does the new immigration bill mean for women and families?

May 29, 2013
As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to an end, and summer plans kick off, we as Asian American women must take the time to reflect what’s at stake for our families in the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted S.744 out of committee and now...
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The youngest in our community say yes to immigration reform

May 29, 2013
For the first time in many years, we have an opportunity to pass common sense immigration reform legislation. Last week, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee in a bipartisan 13-5 vote. As the bill heads to...
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