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All New #RisersRadio: Make Legislative Change Real Change!

April 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover why the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is critically important right now; as well as how YOU can keep marching and also help advance the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act. We'll then learn about some big wins relating to the #...
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SFFILM Festival Radical Monarchs

Two New Documentaries About Parents, Kids, and Social Justice

April 6, 2019
Documentary film is having a moment. Look on any network, streaming platform, or even your phone and you'll find a documentary telling the true story of people living their lives doing remarkable, and unremarkable things. Documentaries pull us in because we get to see a story different from our own...
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Notes from a Congressional Briefing on Native American Maternal Health

April 4, 2019
Last month, for perhaps the first time in history, a congressional briefing featuring indigenous women leaders discussing Native Americans and Maternal Health was held in the halls of Congress. This groundbreaking event was hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the U.S. Human Rights...
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Supporting Doula Care - A #MaternalJustice Tweetchat

April 2, 2019
In this month's #MaternalJustice tweetchat, we join with partners on Twitter discussing Supporting Doula Care in our States. #MaternalJustice 3.25.19
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Apoyando a las doulas para que puedan apoyar a las mamás

March 25, 2019
Este mes, el gobernador de Nueva Jersey, Phil Murphy, propuso un presupuesto estatal que asigna $1 millón de los fondos de Medicaid a aumentar el acceso a los servicios de las doulas. Esta cantidad es adicional al presupuesto actual de $4.7 millones destinados a mejorar el cuidado prenatal...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: March 23, 2019

March 23, 2019
Happy Saturday! We're sharing our latest list of top actions from the past week for your social justice-seeking pleasure. This week we're talking about gun safety, tax reform, maternal justice, and more! As always your voice is powerful and urgently needed. Please take a moment to sign and share...
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Supporting Doulas so they can support moms

March 21, 2019
This month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy introduced a state budget that proposes allocating $1 million of Medicaid funding to increase doula care access. This amount is in addition to the current budget of 4.7 million that has already been dedicated toward improving maternity care. Increasing...
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We Won’t Stop Until We #FREEnewyork

March 18, 2019
MomsRising joined organizers and leaders from across the state like Citizen Action of the Capital Region, Urban Justice Center, Prison Justice Network and JustLeadership. These coalition leaders have been gathering since the new year at the Albany State Capitol to advocate against the harsh...
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This is the #SaferNYAct!

March 18, 2019
Communities United for Police Reform have already lead two advocacy days at the New York State Capitol in Albany this year around police accountability and community safety! MomsRising was honored to walk side by side advocates, mothers, family members of fallen victims of police brutality, and...
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