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Maternal Justice

What is the logic behind putting kids in adult prisons?!

March 10, 2017
UPDATE: Victory! L egislation to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18 passed as part of New York ’s Executive Budget . Let’s be clear. The fact that New York state incarcerates young people as adults is about systemic racism. New York is one of two states, including...
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Where is the Justice for Pregnant Women in Prison? 2016 Exposed Serious Mistreatment

February 27, 2017
It should have been a best-case scenario for the woman in the Indiana prison. She was early in her pregnancy, serving time close to a city with more than one abortion provider. But despite repeated requests for an abortion, prison personnel stalled and put obstacles in her path until it was too...
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Parenting and our Public Policies

February 24, 2017
It’s been a little over a month since the Women’s March. I was humbled and honored to have been part of the sister march in Miami, FL, and to this day still have not been able to wrap my mind around the magnitude of the experience. Today, I think about the energy and drive it took for all those who...
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Child Watch® Column: Honoring Dr. Dorothy Irene Height: Great Civil Rights, Women's Rights and Children's Rights Leader

February 17, 2017
During the Civil Rights Movement, while so many women were playing vital roles that weren’t featured in the spotlight, Dorothy Height was always up front with a seat at the table. She was often the only woman in the room with Dr. King and the rest of the “Big Six” group of male leaders as they planned many key strategies of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Why I'm Joining the Moral March on Raleigh

February 9, 2017
I have lived in North Carolina since I was two years old, and now I'm raising my son here. I have personally been from Murphy to Manteo (not all in one day!) and I truly love this state. I attended the very first HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) 11 years ago, and almost all of them since...
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5 Years Without Justice is Enough

February 8, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 was the fifth anniversary of the killing of Ramarley Graham. Five years ago, 18 year old Ramarley was gunned down in his own home by NYPD Officer Haste. Police officers followed Ramarley, broke into his home without a warrant and shot him dead in front of his grandmother...
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Five Ways to Be a Kickass Healthcare Advocate!

February 7, 2017
As you have probably heard by now, Congress is trying to repeal health coverage by gutting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a big deal. Independent, credible experts agree that a repeal of the ACA without an immediate replacement would leave almost 30 million people uninsured, including 4...
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#MilitaryMonday: I Was a New Mother in the Military

February 6, 2017
Being a new mom in a military family presents particular challenges. The military needs to address these situations head on with more family-friendly policies like stronger and consistent paid leave policies.
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Medicaid Coverage and Racial Equity

January 27, 2017
My first job out of grad school was working on Medicaid outreach. One of the first people who called me for help was a young woman of color who asked for my advice in accessing healthcare. She was experiencing complications in her pregnancy and didn't have insurance - she was looking for help on...
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Educating Our Leaders About the Real Healthcare Experiences of Families

January 20, 2017
Last Wednesday, I went to my Congressman’s office to hand deliver MomsRising’s healthcare storybook which has stories from moms and dads across the country, including New Jersey. I’ve called my Congressman’s office more times in the last two weeks than I have in the entire time I’ve been his...
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