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#MaternalJustice Storify - Mothers, Kids and Pregnant Women in Detention

October 12, 2017
Conversation on immigration detention with the ACLU of San Diego & Women's Refugee Commission
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Back to School (-to-prison pipeline)

October 11, 2017
For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is a dangerous exercise in Russian roulette with the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Texas Jail Project: On Maternal Justice for the Imprisoned

October 3, 2017
Jarvis Cooper emailed the Texas Jail Project a message with the subject line “please help” on July 11 th. He was reaching out for his partner, Kandace Washington, a 22-year-old woman more than six months pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy, incarcerated in the county jail in Beaumont, on the upper...
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The Game-Changing Court of Appeals Decision That Nursing Moms Need To Know

September 22, 2017
Your job, your health or your safety: which would you give up? Agent Stephanie Hicks faced this exact choice when she returned to her job at the Tuscaloosa Police Department (TPD) after the birth of her baby. Agent Hicks was discouraged from taking a full 12 weeks of FMLA leave and faced hostility...
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VICTORY! Pregnant mother Maria Solis released from immigration detention!

September 14, 2017
We built up the pressure and it paid off! Thanks to your signatures and phone calls, Maria Solis, a 28-year-old pregnant mother was released from immigration detention! Maria has spent 5 weeks at Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, California, where she feared miscarrying due to a lack of...
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The price of collaboration

September 12, 2017
From visiting the wonderful Dutch Resistance Museum many years ago, I knew about the "Judenrat," councils of Jewish leaders that Nazis used to facilitate the implementation of their own annihilation. Although I'm Jewish and believe it's important to remember the Holocaust, I never really spent that...
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Your #5Actions for This Week!

September 11, 2017
Today we remember all of those who were lost and who were impacted by 9/11, including the over 3000 children who lost parents that day alone. Thank you for all you do to for our country, including via taking action with MomsRising. Below please find our top actions for the week, including on tax...
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“Would I ever ...be able to kiss my wife again and tell her I love her?"

September 8, 2017
Police brutalizing Black people is endemic in the United States. This disturbing practice continued last Saturday when the Las Vegas police terrorized 6'4 ft, 274 lbs NFL star and father of three young girls, Michael Bennett, who plays for the Seahawks. Using excessive force, the officers...
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Black birth workers support sacred birth and self-determination for Black mamas

September 8, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. In a room filled with bright lights, Janeal entered her active stage of labor. With each contraction, she yelled and screamed. I held her hand and reminded her to breathe. Her hands were warm and soft. This was her...
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Birth Control Coverage is in Jeopardy, and This is a HUGE Problem

September 5, 2017
The Affordable Care Act’s mandate that Marketplace plans and all new private insurance plans , from 2012 on, cover birth control without requiring a copay or coinsurance is a critical component of the health care legislation. This mandate has made it possible for women to obtain highly effective...
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