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The Birth of Life After 2 Losses: My Birthing Story

February 5, 2020
My story is not the traditional story of boy meets girl, girl falls in love, they get married and live happily ever after. Six months prior to me getting pregnant, I decided to end my relationship with my on-again, off-again high school sweetheart. We were living together for about two years at this point and I just wasn’t happy. We discussed having a family together and not once did it ever happen. After we broke up and he moved out, I decided to do something for myself.
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Cupcakes and More: Your January MOMentum!

February 4, 2020
Happy 2020! It’s January and our work to strengthen this movement of women, moms, and families already has MOMentum! I’ll start with great news: Thanks to donors like you, we exceeded our fundraising goal in our 2019 end-of-year giving campaign, activating our match! That means we brought in more...
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Maternal Justice Legislative & Policy Updates - January 2020

February 4, 2020
An overview of Maternal Justice-related federal and state policy updates.
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Finding Your Way After a Stillbirth

January 13, 2020
Stillbirth affects tens of thousands of American families every year. This post was originally written for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month in October 2019. After Autumn was stillborn, I was full of self-loathing over the fact that I failed to bring her home alive. However, once I...
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Hablemos sobre la Justicia Materna

January 1, 2020
El año pasado vimos aumentar el momentum alrededor de la mortalidad materna, justicia reproductiva y servicios abortivos a nivel nacional y estatal. Apoyamos coaliciones/orgs a cargo de mujeres afroamericanas como SisterSong, BMMA y Ancient Song Doula que luchan por autonomía corporal como derecho...
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Maternal Health and Abortion Restrictions: How Lack of Access to Quality Care Is Harming Black Women

December 11, 2019
What do rising maternal mortality rates and restrictive abortion laws have in common, women of color are disproportionately impacted. The National Partnership for Women & Families and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Justice Agenda examine the connections in a new issue brief.
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November #MaternalJustice Tweetchat: Native American Maternal Health

December 5, 2019
On Monday, November 25th at 8pm EST , we hosted our monthly #MaternalJustice tweetchat where we discussed the current state of Native American Maternal Health and the disparities that Native women face. A new analysis conducted by the Center for American Progress found that, "the experience of...
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Giving Thanks: Your November MOMentum

November 30, 2019
This month, we are thankful for supporters like YOU! MomsRising supporters turned up in record numbers to host MomsRising’s super voter treasure boxes at polling locations across Virginia, and to get out the vote across the nation! That’s not all — in November, MomsRising/MamásconPoder supporters...
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This Week's Top #5Actions! Nov. 22, 2019

November 23, 2019
As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we are super grateful for all of our MomsRising members and all that you do. Please take a minute to check out our latest list of actions. We are fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting SNAP and reducing the amount of young people in prison. Here's the...
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Join Monifa Bandele for Webinar on Transparency in Policing

November 19, 2019
Please join MomsRising's Senior Vice President, Monifa Bandele, on today's webinar hosted by The Justice Collaborative called Transparency For The Police, Transparency for The Courts. She will be joined by State Senator Nancy Skinner (CA, D9), Gabriel Caswell of the CA State Senate Public Safety...
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