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Maternal Justice

Tell Congress: Tampons + Pads + Menstrual cups ≠ luxury products

May 13, 2019
Period products are NOT a “luxury” item, yet the federal government (and many states) treat them like they are -- and that has a lot of negative repercussions in terms of cost, accessibility, and women’s health. In full truth, when we need these products, they are a necessity, and can be quite...
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We Need Concrete Policy Action to Save Black Mothers and Infants this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019
For many of us, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms and families by offering expressions of love and appreciation. But every year in the United States, approximately 700 women die from pregnancy-related complications, the majority of which are preventable . And every year, over 22,000 infants...
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5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids

May 10, 2019
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be YouTube stars, or beg for T-shirts, backpacks, or comforters emblazoned with logos. But parents still...
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Mother's Day, Equal Pay: Spring MOMentum is HERE!

May 2, 2019
How your donation is making a difference Spring has sprung and this April has been as full of progress as it has been of wildflowers! From advancing equal pay in Washington, to moving the needle on Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, to amplifying the second annual national Black Maternal Health...
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4.29.19 #MaternalJustice Tweetchat on Latina Maternal Health

May 2, 2019
We had a terrific tweetchat on Latina maternal health-- check it out!
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Black Maternal Health Week leads with research and healing

April 18, 2019
As midwife Jennie Joseph writes, “mothers can suffer and experience the effects of being in a living, breathing, materno-toxic zone all of their own, based on other people’s response or reaction to their race, socio-economic status, citizenship or by being “othered” while pregnant, delivering their baby or in the postpartum year, regardless of location.”
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All New #RisersRadio: Make Legislative Change Real Change!

April 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover why the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is critically important right now; as well as how YOU can keep marching and also help advance the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. We'll then learn about some big wins relating to the #...
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SFFILM Festival Radical Monarchs

Two New Documentaries About Parents, Kids, and Social Justice

April 6, 2019
Documentary film is having a moment. Look on any network, streaming platform, or even your phone and you'll find a documentary telling the true story of people living their lives doing remarkable, and unremarkable things. Documentaries pull us in because we get to see a story different from our own...
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Notes from a Congressional Briefing on Native American Maternal Health

April 4, 2019
Last month, for perhaps the first time in history, a congressional briefing featuring indigenous women leaders discussing Native Americans and Maternal Health was held in the halls of Congress. This groundbreaking event was hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the U.S. Human Rights...
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