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Access to Healthy Communities - #MaternalJustice Tweetchat 4.24.17

December 4, 2017
This tweetchat is about access to health, which is one of the core tenets of our #MaternalJustice campaign. Access to health means access to safe communities and environments. Black women in poor communities don’t have safe spaces to work out and focus on their health. Safe spaces don’t only...
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Incarcerated Pregnant Women and Moms

November 27, 2017
Guests: Texas Jail Project , Forward Together, Echoing Ida, Sisters Diaspora for Liberation, Essie Justice Group
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Justice for Charleena Lyles

November 27, 2017
Guests: Color of Change
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#ScaryBudget & the Health of Pregnant Women

November 13, 2017
The #ScaryBudget just passed the House and will have a devastating impact on programs such Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, Head Start, WIC, public housing and childcare assistance that pregnant women and their families rely on to live healthy lives. Check out our Storify as we talked about the #...
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5 Ways YOU can stop the Republican tax bill!

November 8, 2017
We need YOU to speak out in order to stop this awful tax bill that hurts our families and our economy. Here are 5 ways you can quickly take action!
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Quick Signature: Tell Congress to continue funding for CHIP and MIECHV!

November 8, 2017
It’s shocking when you think about it. Gridlock and political games in Congress have resulted in both the Children’s Health Insurance and Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting programs (CHIP and MIECHV) to lapse. *Sign now! Tell Congress: Our kids are not a political football! Continue...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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Pauli Murray's Song of Hope

November 3, 2017
Hope is a song in a weary throat. Give me a song of hope And a world where I can sing it. Give me a song of faith And a people to believe in it. Give me a song of kindliness And a country where I can live it. Give me a song of hope and love And a brown girl’s heart to hear it. This verse is from...
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Here's How Prison and Jail Systems Brutalize Women, Especially Mothers

October 24, 2017
Considering our nation’s merciless criminal justice policies, it comes as no surprise that the United States has the largest prison population and highest incarceration rate in the world. What you may not know, however, is that women are a fast growing demographic of the prison population. There...
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Councilwoman’s Right to Breastfeed Being Challenged

October 23, 2017
Stunned. Outraged. That’s how I felt yesterday when I saw the news that Councilwoman Catherine Emmanuelle in Eau Claire, Wisconsin was illegally barred from breastfeeding her baby at the council dais during council meetings--because the council president decided that breastfeeding didn’t meet “our standards of decorum” for meetings.
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