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QUICK SIGNATURE for Black Women's Equal Pay Day!

August 7, 2018
It’s happening. Again! And it’s not good. I’m talking about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day – August 7th. This is the day that lifts up the outrageous fact that Black women in the United States earn only 63 cents on the dollar compared to White men. The wage gap between White men and Black women hasn’t...
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We Demand #JusticeforJazmine

December 11, 2018
The way New York City’s social service agencies, police and courts treated Jazmine Headley was a horror show – but sadly, not a surprise. Too many young mothers face mistreatment and abuse from the institutions charged with helping them. We need accountability and reforms now. Like so many mothers...
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Maternity Care in the United States Remains Separate and Unequal

December 10, 2018
This past weekend, birth workers convened in Atlanta for the first Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute . The Institute brought together doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, public health advocates, researchers and mothers with a singular commitment to address a national crisis:...

Maternal Justice Chat 10.29.18 on Legislation

November 4, 2018
A robust conversation on Maternal Health Legislation with Senator Booker, Senator Gillibrand, Representative Kennedy along with guests Black Mamas Matter, ACOG, AMCHP, Every Mom Counts, National Partnership for Women and Families. #MaternalJustice TweetChat
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The Benefit of Meeting Maternal Advocates

October 18, 2018
Last week, we had the pleasure of taking part of multiple gatherings that focused on maternal health. The joy of meeting likeminded individuals who are on the same journey to improve the substandard care that is being provided in the United States for women across the board is not only refreshing...
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Mama's Brunch for Quality Education in Jackson, MS

October 16, 2018
At 11 am on October 13, 2018, Jackson’s mamas got together at the Mississippi Museum of Art to engage in an honest conversation on education and the centering of black motherhood in Jackson, Mississippi. MomsRising and the People’s Advocacy Institute led the initiative in partnership with the...
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Testimony for The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act House Subcommittee on Health 9.27.18

September 27, 2018
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising to the hearing of the Subcommittee on Health as part of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held on September 27, 2018. Click here to take action and encourage your member of Congress to support this bill. Hello, my name is Smita Nadia Hussain. I am...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with this week's list of top actions, and it is robust. As fall and school kick into high gear, so does our work! From telling Congress *no* to more tax breaks for big corporations, to demanding banks stop funding for-profit prison and detention corporations, we've got work...
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NO MORE KIDS IN HANDCUFFS!

September 15, 2018
The "school-to-prison pipeline" is a troubling national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. It starts when kids are pushed out of the classroom, typically for nonviolent offenses, effectively reducing valuable learning time,...
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Shackling of incarcerated pregnant women must end

September 14, 2018
A woman is in labor — separated from her loved ones and shackled. She struggles against her restraints as she tries to follow the doctor’s instructions. Weighed down and on a short tether, she cannot position herself properly, let alone find any comfort. The pain of labor is intensified by...
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