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Tell Congress to make 12 months of postpartum Medicaid coverage extension permanent.

February 28, 2022
“If I wasn't accepted for Medicaid, I honestly have no idea what I would do… I experienced postpartum depression after having my daughter. It was hard, but medical bills weren't a worry of mine because I was blessed with covered healthcare. I feel thankful for everything I have and everything that'...
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SOTU BINGO Card

Join Our BINGO Party!

February 25, 2022
Popcorn and BINGO with the President... all from the comfort of your living room! Want in? This Tuesday night (March 1st) at 9pm ET / 6pm PT President Joe Biden will be giving the 2022 State of the Union (SOTU). In order to make watching fun and powerful, we've created a BINGO card to help you...
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Black Maternal Deaths Climb During COVID According to CDC

February 24, 2022
The United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Major racial disparities exist where Black women lose their lives at 3 to 4 times the rate of white women due to maternity-related causes, independent of age, economic background, or education, a fact that has done unchanged for several decades.
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We Are MomsRising

Protect Our Reproductive Rights: MomsRising Members Share Their Personal Stories on Abortion Experiences

February 24, 2022
What is Reproductive Justice? Bodily autonomy. Fair treatment. Attainable and affordable healthcare access.
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Reproductive Justice: Here's What You Need to Know

February 22, 2022
An overview of Reproductive Justice related federal and state policy updates. The Set Up… What seemed to move quickly towards the middle-end of last year, began as a slow burn.
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Your top #5Actions for this week: Friday, February 11, 2022

February 11, 2022
Even if you haven’t been playing Wordle, it’s been hard to escape the new online word game. And in exciting news, this week, we have our own version of Wordle with 5Actions for you to take that are important to American families. Your voice is needed, and we can’t get critical legislation passed...
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You can help pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act via your local newspaper!

February 8, 2022
Members of Congress and their staff regularly read the local newspapers from their home districts and states to stay in touch with what their constituents care about and want them to prioritize. Using our easy online tool, can you submit a letter to your local paper about the importance of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act? We will walk you through each step and provide sample content and talking points!
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Help save lives, end racial & ethnic maternal health disparities and promote birth equity!

January 16, 2022
Right now, the United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world, with major racial disparities with Black women losing their lives at 3 to 4 times more than the rate of white women due to maternity-related causes, independent of age, economic background, or education. This is a fact that has not changed for several decades.
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Sign on to the Women's Health Protection Act

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022
It’s the first #5Actions of 2022: Last year, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, we did some amazing things together. You took over 1,400,000 actions, made 60,000+ phone calls, submitted over 4,000 letters to the editor, and so much more. Now, in 2022, there’s more work to be done to build...
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Support the Women’s Health Protection Act

January 11, 2022
Many of us had a pit in our stomach as we watched the arguments last month at the U.S. Supreme Court on the fate of Roe v. Wade. Those justices will decide whether millions of people will lose access to abortion and the reproductive care they need. It’s past time for lawmakers to act to protect our reproductive rights!
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