November 13, 2017The #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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November 8, 2017We 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!
November 8, 2017It’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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November 7, 2017Originally 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...
November 3, 2017Hope 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...
October 24, 2017Considering 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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October 23, 2017Stunned. 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.
October 12, 2017Conversation on immigration detention with the ACLU of San Diego & Women's Refugee Commission
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October 11, 2017For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is a dangerous exercise in Russian roulette with the school-to-prison pipeline.
October 3, 2017Jarvis Cooper emailed the Texas Jail Project a message with the subject line “please help” on July 11 th. He was reaching out for his partner, Kandace Washington, a 22-year-old woman more than six months pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy, incarcerated in the county jail in Beaumont, on the upper...
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