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Maternal Justice

Breastfeeding America: What We Know

August 1, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare, personal choice and...
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Your #5Actions for This Week!

July 30, 2017
What a week. WE WON! Health care was just saved in an extremely close vote in the U.S. Senate late this week due to people including you speaking up! THANK YOU! for taking hundreds of thousands of actions, making calls, signing onto letters, sharing your health care experiences, attending meetings...
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The Loss of a Mother is Devastating

July 19, 2017
By: Erika Werner, MD On average, two to three women die each day in the United States during childbirth or shortly thereafter. As Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians, we often cannot speak openly about individual tragedies because we want to respect confidentiality and privacy, but do not...
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Medicaid is crucial to maternal health

July 17, 2017
We need you. The revised version of the U.S. Senate Republican’s horribly destructive health care bill included an amendment (offered by U.S. Senators Cruz and Lee) that makes it even worse by allowing insurers to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements if they offer at least one...
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Fight the opioid crisis -> Tell Congress to protect Medicaid and support paid family & medical leave

July 14, 2017
I’m from wild and wonderful West Virginia. It’s a state known for its rugged, natural beauty. Unfortunately, it’s also known for being one of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis . I know that solving the opioid crisis is not an easy fix. I also know that right now there are two things...
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#5Actions for Week of July 3! #KeepMarching

July 6, 2017
Nothing says summer more than long days, sunshine, and taking action on "hot" issues that really matter to moms and families! And we're here to help. Below please find this week's list of top-priority actions, sure to make you "cool" this week. (We're being a little playful; after all, it's summer...
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Essence Magazine Honors Patrisse Cullors with ‘Woke Award’ Last Weekend

July 6, 2017
Cullors Is a Senior Fellow at MomsRising Dedicated to Addressing the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis in the US
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Demand police accountability for the killing of Charleena Lyles!

June 27, 2017
Charleena was pregnant. A mother of four, struggling with a mental health crisis, she called the police to report a robbery. Charleena needed support and help. Instead she was killed by police in front of her young children. There is no question that the Seattle police department could have and...
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JOIN US 6/23, 7PM: Candlelight Vigil at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles #Justice

June 23, 2017
On Friday, June 23rd, TV Judge Glenda Hachett will join her son, Charles S. Johnson (Kyria’s husband) as well as local community members of MomsRising, Amnesty International, Black Women for Wellness, and Black Lives Matter for a candlelight vigil at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on...
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#Justice4Kyira Means Justice for Black Mothers Everywhere

June 22, 2017
Kyira Dixon Johnson’s story is one of the thousands, if not millions, of black mothers who have died because of the history of an inadequate health care system in this country. She is one of too many black mothers who have died due to this country’s legacy of structural racism. Kyira Johnson,...
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