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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021
It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-May. We appreciate all you’ve done to take action, make your voice heard, and help bring relief to so many families. Here are 5Actions you can take to keep the MOMentum going.
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ICYMI: The Best of MomsRising Last Week

May 17, 2021
Catch up on all the good stuff that happened in the MomsRising community last week. [05/15/2021]
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"Raising Anti-Racist Kids with Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs" credit: Romper

We're Raising Future Grownups — We Have To Talk To Our Kids About Police Killings

May 4, 2021
The past few weeks have been wrought with the type of pain that sits heavy in my body, existing and spanning into all areas of my life. It’s a pain that many Black, Brown and Indigenous people live with. It’s a pain that many mothers live with. I listened to Daunte Wright’s mother recount the...
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How friends, family, teachers and other caregivers can support new mothers

May 3, 2021
Developed by Lina Acosta Sandaal, MA, LMFT MomsRising consultant and expert in child and adolescent development and infant and early childhood mental health Perinatal and postpartum disorders are extremely common in women during pregnancy and after they give birth. While there is information out...
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Black Mothers In Power’s Start in 2019 (by BMIP)

Black Mothers in Power: Pursuing Birth Justice in Delaware

April 21, 2021
Our society works hard to limit Black potential across all layers, with our school-to-prison pipelines, routine murders of Black people by “law and order” officers, and negligent or actively harmful medical care. But the assault on Black lives starts before a Black baby is even born. This is the backdrop for Black Mothers in Power (BMIP) to enter the scene in Delaware. BMIP recognizes that Black women and birthing persons are uniquely vulnerable in childbirth within the U.S.’s current medical system. Their mission is to end this disparity.
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We need a COVID relief package now

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: December 18, 2020

December 18, 2020
Your urgent action is still needed before the country shuts down for the year-end holidays! The clock is ticking: We’ve got to keep urging Congress to help families who are suffering COVID’s economic fallout by taking immediate steps to strengthen and expand unemployment insurance, as well as...
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COVID Vaccines Should Not be Withheld from Pregnant Women

December 10, 2020
Women have spent decades fighting for equal rights. We have made significant strides in many arenas, enacting a variety of social, political, and economic reforms. But one notable exception is the receipt of evidence-based care during pregnancy, when women and their providers are often left in the...
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Moms Are Parenting the Workforce!?

October 29, 2020
In her latest blog post, Capacity Building Manager Marianne Bullock reflects on a new, precarious reality. "It's not that women are falling off the cliff," she shares, "but that we are being pushed off and out of the workforce by a lack of policies that support the on-the-ground reality of the burden of care for our children's wellbeing."
Barrett has made clear she would overturn the ACA and take health care away from millions

Policy Roundup: #BlockBarrett confirmation and new federal policy for abortion access for immigrant minors

October 2, 2020
Significant federal policy and legal updates you might have missed from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) including Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court and the federal policy change on immigrant minors' access to reproductive health care.
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QUICK SIGNATURE: Divest in Policing, Invest in the People

September 30, 2020
Content warning: We discuss the police violence against Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Jacob Blake, Trayford Pellerin, Cornerlius Fredericks, Layleen Xtravaganza Polanco, Antonio Valenzuela , and Muhammad Muyamin below. MomsRising stands with the Movement for Black...
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