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Paid Sick Days: Coming to a City or State near YOU on July 1st!

June 29, 2017
Do you hear that? Celebratory fireworks are going off early this year! And no, it's not your over-eager neighbors this time. On July 1st, *SIX* new paid sick days laws will go into effect!
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NY Times Shames Single Parents, Here’s Why They’re Wrong

June 29, 2017
This piece originally appeared in the Daily Kos . As if single parents didn’t have enough shame heaped on them, the New York Times decided to pile on. On Wednesday, columnist David Leonhardt wrote : "People who follow the success sequence first receive at least a high school degree, then get a job...
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MomsRising Members in Arizona and Colorado Share their Health Care Stories

June 27, 2017
Many thanks to Tucson- and Denver-area MomsRising members for sharing their stories on health care and SNAP with Senator John McCain and Senator Cory Gardner respectively. Stories are powerful and they are essential. Share your own healthcare story here:
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Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction Will ‘Advance Justice, Strengthen Families’ in North Carolina

June 23, 2017
We commend North Carolina state legislators for raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction for misdemeanors and low-level felonies in the budget they passed yesterday. This puts an end to the days when 16- and 17-year-olds were automatically prosecuted as adults, even for the most minor offenses...
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Moms to U.S. Senate Republicans: Stop Attacking Our Families

June 22, 2017
If there was a contest for the worst health care bill, the U.S. Senate Republicans’ bill, released this morning, would win it. It’s out of touch, out of line with our nation’s priorities, and damaging to our families and economy. It’s unconscionable. The bill released this morning would plunge tens...
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#Justice4Kyira Means Justice for Black Mothers Everywhere

June 22, 2017
Kyira Dixon Johnson’s story is one of the thousands, if not millions, of black mothers who have died because of the history of an inadequate health care system in this country. She is one of too many black mothers who have died due to this country’s legacy of structural racism. Kyira Johnson,...
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Mothers should not die giving birth. We need lawmakers on every level of government to step up. Take Action Now!

June 21, 2017
Kyira Dixon Johnson was excited to give birth to her second son, she was in good health with no pre-existing conditions. On April 12, 2016 at 12:30pm at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA , she delivered a healthy baby boy and spent the next two few hours bonding with her new baby ...
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MomsRising Statement on Shooting at GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

June 14, 2017
We are sending comfort, healing, and peace to all those hurt and affected by this morning's shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice. The moms of America once again mourn that yet more people were added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic.
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Risers & Shakers: Using Your Influence for good!

June 14, 2017
In the last few months, we've had a growing number of influencers ask about how you can help and want to get more involved in the work that MomsRising does to increase family economic security, decrease discrimination against women and moms, and to build a nation where businesses and families can...
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10 Ways to Keep Spanish Alive in our Home

May 26, 2017
image2.JPG The moment they brought my baby girl to my arms, the only words that came out of my mouth where in Spanish. Since I married an English speaker, and realized we would be raising our family in a small town in North GA, I felt fear that my children would not be able to communicate with my...
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