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Your March MOMentum: Women's History Month and more!

March 31, 2019
Women’s history can and should be celebrated all year long, but we turned up the volume in March for Women’s History Month! We start with a BIG victory — together we’re making history ourselves as JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo withdraw from financing the private prison industry after months of...
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#GoodNews This Week: Equal Pay, Childcare, Housing and More! [VIDEO]

March 29, 2019
VIDEO: This amazing video from Voice of America features MomsRising supporters' stories and the work we do together everyday. Check it out, it's wonderful!: VICTORY! The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the Paycheck Fairness Act! MomsRising supporters have been advocating for this for...
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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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All New Risers Radio: Table Shakers, Justice Seekers, and Truth Tellers

March 18, 2019
We have a brand new radio show this week were we talk with newly elected Superstar U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley and get her advice on activism. We'll get more details on what’s happening inside the beltway with the FAMILY Act and Trump, and then we'll hear about some incredible wins relating...
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All New Risers Radio: We're So Excited!

March 11, 2019
We are all new on the radio show this week as we cover the GIANT win of JPMorgan Chase's announcement that they will “no longer bank the private prison industry”! We discuss the “work beneath the work” as well as the childcare crisis in America and hear about more WINS. We also get the inside scoop...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave, Gun Safety, KidsRising!

March 1, 2019
Ever feel overwhelmed by your inbox, news feeds, podcast subscriptions? We're here to help! Swing by the MomsRising blog for this weekly round-up post to highlight the good news and current actions you may want to know about but might have missed. You don't have to be a policy expert or glued to...
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Celebrating International Mother Language Day and Bangladeshi American Culture

February 27, 2019
This event that was organized, run by and that featured Bangladeshi American women is a powerful testament to the dynamics of a culture that has woven itself through the fabric of a city so many Bangladeshis call home. Connecting and celebrating our languages and cultures can be a light during dark times for many of our communities and a reminder that no matter what challenges we may face, we are here to stay, thrive and be proud of who we are and where we come from.
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Honoring the Trailblazing Judge Patricia Wald

February 22, 2019
When President Barack Obama awarded Judge Patricia Wald the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, he summed up her career this way: “Patricia McGowan Wald made history as the first woman appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rising to Chief Judge of...
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