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#5Actions For This Week — #KeepMarching!

February 13, 2017
Well, that was a whirlwind of a week last week. Whew. It’s already Monday again! And here are the Top 5 Actions Of The Week for this week. You can take one action a day, or all five on the same day; you can take action any time of day or night, your choice! One thing is clear: The increased number...
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DeVos was confirmed. Here’s what’s at stake for students with disabilities.

February 13, 2017
In the weeks leading up to the vote confirming Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, the switchboards on Capitol Hill were overwhelmed with calls. Hill staff noted that some senators received 25,000 or more letters and emails about DeVos, most in opposition to her nomination. Concerned parents,...
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Nevertheless, SHE PERSISTED

February 8, 2017
Last night, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell used an obscure Senate rule to specifically block Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking, and to silence her for the rest of the debate over U.S. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. After this sexist move, he had the audacity to say: “She was warned. She...
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Confirmation of Sessions to Serve as U.S. Attorney General a Huge Disservice to the Nation

February 8, 2017
It is nothing less than shameful that the U.S. Senate tonight confirmed Jeff Sessions to serve as U.S. Attorney General – our country’s chief law enforcement officer. Sessions’ record on basic civil rights is profoundly disturbing. Jeff Sessions’ vision for America hurts our children, families, communities, economy, and country.
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Stop Trump's Dangerous Pick for EPA

February 8, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the agency that safeguards our air, drinking water, and regulates chemicals in our environment. It is one of the most important agencies protecting the environment for our children and generations to come. The next head of the Environmental Protection...
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'The Children of America Lost Today’ When U.S. Senate Confirmed Betsy DeVos to Serve as United States Secretary of Education

February 7, 2017
Every Senator who voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education today should be ashamed. They put allegiance to an unpopular and dysfunctional president over the best interests of our children, our education system, our economy and our country – and above the wishes of their...
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Five Ways to Be a Kickass Healthcare Advocate!

February 7, 2017
As you have probably heard by now, Congress is trying to repeal health coverage by gutting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a big deal. Independent, credible experts agree that a repeal of the ACA without an immediate replacement would leave almost 30 million people uninsured, including 4...
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How to Be Awesome When Talking to Lawmakers!

February 7, 2017
You don't have to go to Washington, D.C. to make a big impact with your U.S. Senators and House members. They have offices in their states across the country and when members of Congress are on recess, many host town hall meetings at home so they can hear from constituents like you. Lawmakers...
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#KeepMarching! Top 5 Actions For YOU This Week! #5Actions

February 6, 2017
Wow. We’ve gotten A LOT of good feedback that our new program of #5Actions a week coming to you on Mondays is helpful. THANK YOU! Here are the #5Actions for this week with an important note: You are making a difference! We’ve seen President Trump and many in Congress walk back threats to...
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Still We Rise: 9 Amazing Ways YOU Made an Impact for Women and Families in 2016

February 3, 2017
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our MomsRising supporters for powering incredible MOMentum in 2016. Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that women’s and family economic security -- from paid family leave to equal pay – were barely part of the political...
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