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What's in Build Back Better (BBB) for Families? MomsRising Staff Explains

December 17, 2021
Every provision of the Build Back Better agenda is supported by at least two in three Americans. This is why it's important to spread the word far and wide about what is in this proposed legislation and what it would mean for families.
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Quick signature to support BIG improvements in health care!

November 15, 2021
Congress is coming back from recess this week and with our voices and continued engagement, we will win some BIG improvements in health care in the Build Back Better Act! It’s critical to make your voice heard to ensure your members of Congress know you support critical health care investments.
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Quick signature: Tell Congress that everyone deserves to have health care coverage!

October 19, 2021
There are still 12 states that have refused to expand Medicaid to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. The majority of the over 2 million people who are currently in this “coverage gap” in these states are people of color. Tell your members of Congress to pass a federal solution to close the Medicaid coverage gap!
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Help save lives, end racial & ethnic maternal health disparities and promote birth equity!

January 16, 2022
Right now, the United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world, with major racial disparities with Black women losing their lives at 3 to 4 times more than the rate of white women due to maternity-related causes, independent of age, economic background, or education. This is a fact that has not changed for several decades.
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Sign on to the Women's Health Protection Act

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022
It’s the first #5Actions of 2022: Last year, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, we did some amazing things together. You took over 1,400,000 actions, made 60,000+ phone calls, submitted over 4,000 letters to the editor, and so much more. Now, in 2022, there’s more work to be done to build...
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Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

January 11, 2022
Many of us had a pit in our stomach as we watched the arguments last month at the U.S. Supreme Court on the fate of Roe v. Wade. Those justices will decide whether millions of people will lose access to abortion and the reproductive care they need. It’s past time for lawmakers to act to protect our reproductive rights!
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Holding Gratitude and Grief

December 20, 2021
“Please don’t let me die. Please save my baby.” She was gasping between labored breaths on the operating room table, squeezing my hand, and begging me to save her life as we prepared to emergently intubate and deliver her. She had COVID-19.
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Write a sticky note message to your U.S. Senator to pass Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
I’m stubborn. Yes, I have gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and kids and loved ones to care for, all on top of the ongoing madness of the pandemic. But I’m not taking my eyes off the Build Back Better Act. Not now. Not when we are so close to finally getting the care policies that my family -- and so...
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Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. It is time to Build Back Better!

December 10, 2021
Moms are exhausted. Burnout is real. The pandemic's effect on maternal mental health is staggering. We must – and we can – put into place public policies to support families and ease the stress and anxieties mothers are facing.
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Childcare is a Public Good

November 23, 2021
“The free market works well in many different sectors, but childcare is not one of them. It does not work for the caregivers. It does not work for the parents. It does not work for the kids. And because it does not work for them, it does not work for the country."
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