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#5Actions for Week of June 19!

June 19, 2017
Summer is in full swing and things are heating up! From presidential accountability, to healthcare, to maternal health.... we need YOUR superhero action powers this week to help make our nation a place where all families can thrive. And you don't need Wonder Woman’s golden lasso or magical...
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Moms Group Calls Police Shooting of Charleena Lyles, Pregnant Mom of Four Suffering a Mental Health Crisis, an ‘Unacceptable Tragedy’

June 19, 2017
Yesterday, Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a black 30-year-old mother of four having a mental health emergency, in front of “several children.” According to the Seattle Times , Lyles had a history of mental health struggles and was three months pregnant with her fifth child...
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We must end abusive and deadly policing now! Stand with the Family of Jordan Edwards!

May 22, 2017
He was just a kid. An honor roll student. A popular football player with a loving family. But no matter what grades he had or sports he played, we know one thing: Jordan Edwards didn't deserve to die. Three weeks ago, police officers arrived at a party that Jordan was leaving with friends. They...
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March for Moms in Washington DC

May 22, 2017
Did you know that The rate of American moms who die in childbirth has been rising for 20 years, worse than any other developed nation? The surge in the rate of babies born dangerously early, is unmatched in the past eight years? There's an epidemic of stress and depression among parents due to the...
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Moms Need Health Care Before, During, and After Pregnancy

May 17, 2017
By Alison Stuebe, MD Last week, Americans spent more than $23 billion on Mother’s Day gifts. On Sunday morning, moms woke up to jewelry, bouquets of flowers, and scattered crumbs between the sheets after so many breakfasts in bed. How was this different from any other second Sunday in May? This...
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Quick #5Actions!

May 15, 2017
Fun fact: Taking action on issues that really matter to families, our economy and our country can help you have a great week! Nothing is more inspiring than joining tens of thousands of other people in speaking out — and that's a feeling that lasts. Because together, we're a groundswell of parent...
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Quick #5Actions: healthcare, budget, Mother's Day, more!

May 8, 2017
Mother's Day is this weekend! Thank you for all you do! In honor of this holiday, in addition to making time with the special people in our lives, let's also take some time to flex those POWERFUL PARENT MUSCLES! This Mother's Day and every day, parents will fight for our families and our nation. We...
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Safe for whom? Understanding how risk factors impact birth safety at home and birth centers

April 24, 2017
Research tells us that community birth (planned home and birth center births) is a safe option for low-risk women. But what does it mean to be low-risk? New research gives families and care providers data to help inform individual decisions about place of birth. I interviewed one of the researchers...
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Talking about Incarceration on MomsRising Radio

April 17, 2017
I was honored to talk with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner about how incarceration affects pregnant women and families. The United States leads the world in incarcerating its citizens and residents, including parents and pregnant women. The impact of incarceration is not distributed equally: people who are...
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Activism In the Time of Trump

April 14, 2017
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover the importance of the Tax March/#TaxDay; activism in the time of Trump and tackling implicit bias; the rights of incarcerated pregnant women; and the importance of bilingual education. Throughout the show, there are tips and tactics for what YOU can do to make...
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