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UPDATED! Let Cyntoia know you are with her!

December 21, 2018
*** Did you see this campaign? MomsRising is fighting for Cyntoia Brown, and your signature is still urgently needed. Please take a few moments to sign our petition asking Governor Haslam to grant Cyntoia Brown clemency NOW! Read on for all the details, and thank you for all you do. *** Yesterday...
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Join the National Week of Action to Free Cyntoia Brown! #Clemency4Cyntoia

December 18, 2018
Because of your support we have been able to flood Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee's office with over 6000 calls a day in the past couple weeks. Lets keep this going! Together we are powerful and Together is how we will Free Cyntoia! Sign our petition HERE . National Call in to Demand #...
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In Honor of Her: Venida Browder and her fight for justice told by her son Deion Browder.

December 18, 2018
On June 6th 2015, the news of Kalief Browder’s untimely death was mourned across the country. Kalief at sixteen had been arrested for theft of a backpack, a crime he contended he did not commit. Subsequently, he was detained without being charged with a crime at Rikers Island simply because his...
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Last #RisersRadio Show: Winning!

December 17, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week we cover some spectacular recent wins in Congress, like the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and SNAP in the Farm Bill, and how real people made them happen; we also cover a new report on uninsured kids and the importance of children having access to healthcare; then we...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018
Greetings! Today we remember everyone affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook. We will never give up the fight to protect our communities from gun violence. We're also celebrating two wins in Congress, directly fueled by your incredibly parent power. First: the U.S. Congress approved a Farm Bill that...
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Crushed It! MomsRising's Top Wins of 2018

December 12, 2018
Recently, MomsRising’s CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner asked MomsRising staff members to share their favorite wins and innovations of the year. It turned out to be a very long list. To put it simply, the MomsRising community — which includes you! — CRUSHED it in 2018! The energy and...
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Jazmine Headley may be free, but this broken system needs to be fixed.

December 12, 2018
Yesterday, The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council rallied in support of Jazmine Headley, the Brooklyn mom whose child was violently taken away from her at a Brooklyn HRA office. If you’re not familiar with the situation, the young mom had been waiting for hours at the HRA office, and...
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We Demand #JusticeforJazmine

December 11, 2018
The way New York City’s social service agencies, police and courts treated Jazmine Headley was a horror show – but sadly, not a surprise. Too many young mothers face mistreatment and abuse from the institutions charged with helping them. We need accountability and reforms now. Like so many mothers...
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Maternity Care in the United States Remains Separate and Unequal

December 10, 2018
This past weekend, birth workers convened in Atlanta for the first Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute . The Institute brought together doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, public health advocates, researchers and mothers with a singular commitment to address a national crisis:...

Maternal Justice Chat 10.29.18 on Maternal Health Legislation

November 4, 2018
A robust conversation on Maternal Health Legislation with Senator Booker, Senator Gillibrand, Representative Kennedy along with guests Black Mamas Matter, ACOG, AMCHP, Every Mom Counts, National Partnership for Women and Families. #MaternalJustice TweetChat
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