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Are Women Actually Getting Pregnant During the Lockdown Period?

August 28, 2020
Most of the women and families navigating pregnancy and the pandemic were pregnant before shelter ins and restrictions began. And while there were memes sprinkled all across social media about a baby boom ringing in 2021, there was significant truth lying beneath that joke.
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MomsRising COVID-19 Urgent Relief Priorities

July 2, 2020
All policies addressing this pandemic should center the growing racial disparity in COVID-19 morbidity throughout each issue area. Shocking new data has emerged that show African Americans, Latinx, and Native American people are dying at rates markedly higher than white Americans. Our elected leaders must develop and implement health equity interventions across all components of coronavirus response legislation, collect national health outcomes data by race, and ensure that all new policies urgently address these racial and ethnic disparities.
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TAKE ACTION: Justice for Elijah McClain

July 1, 2020
Elijah McClain -- a young Black man who loved animals, a violinist, a highly regarded massage therapist, and a person beloved by his community -- was simply walking home from the store after buying iced tea when police officers in Aurora, Colorado detained and murdered him nearly a year ago. The...
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What Can You Expect Giving Birth in NC During COVID-19

July 1, 2020
Being pregnant and giving birth can be scary and raise lots of questions even in the best of times. At MomsRising, we’ve heard your concerns as you navigate this uncertain moment and your desire to make sure expecting families and providers are on the same page when it comes to ensuring positive...
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Tell Governors and Mayors to Invest in Student Supports --NOT Police in Schools

July 1, 2020
We are living in extraordinary times. Nationwide mobilizations in the aftermath of too many police killings have renewed an important conversation about police accountability and the role police play in our lives. Even further this conversation has called into question the role police play in the...
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Rising for Black Lives and LGBTQ+ Rights: Your June MOMentum

June 30, 2020
From Juneteenth to Pride, this June has been marked by nonstop actions for justice by the MomsRising movement. From marching to calling to texting to letter signing, we have been raising our voices in our communities to call for justice and the end to police violence, to advance voter engagement,...
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No sleep until at least $1 billion is defunded.

June 30, 2020
We did it. In the past two weeks, we have collectively won on a package of bills, all a part of the #SaferNYAct, that will change the way New Yorkers are treated by police in their communities. 50-a, a state statute that carved out special and unnecessary exemptions for police, firefighters, and...
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Breonna's killers are still at large: Take Action!

June 24, 2020
It has been over 100 days since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville, Kentucky home by officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). LMPD performed an illegal, no knock drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and...
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Juneteenth: Let’s mobilize for justice

June 18, 2020
No mother should ever have to fear the death of a loved one at the hands of those charged with the duty to protect and serve. Ever. *Join in the mobilization being led by the Movement for Black Lives online and in communities by clicking here: https://www.sixnineteen.com In just the last few weeks...
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RECAP: "Defund the police" #KeepMarching meeting

June 18, 2020
At Tuesday night's #KeepMarching meeting, we dove deep into the history of police, the impact on our communities, and explored models and ideas for stronger communities and a defunded police. We learned, among other things, that divesting budget resources away from policing and reallocating those...
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