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MomsRising COVID-19 Urgent Relief Priorities

July 2, 2020
All policies addressing this pandemic should center the growing racial disparity in COVID-19 morbidity throughout each issue area. Shocking new data has emerged that show African Americans, Latinx, and Native American people are dying at rates markedly higher than white Americans. Our elected leaders must develop and implement health equity interventions across all components of coronavirus response legislation, collect national health outcomes data by race, and ensure that all new policies urgently address these racial and ethnic disparities.
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No sleep until at least $1 billion is defunded.

June 30, 2020
We did it. In the past two weeks, we have collectively won on a package of bills, all a part of the #SaferNYAct, that will change the way New Yorkers are treated by police in their communities. 50-a, a state statute that carved out special and unnecessary exemptions for police, firefighters, and...
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Breonna's killers are still at large: Take Action!

June 24, 2020
It has been over 100 days since Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her Louisville, Kentucky home by officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). LMPD performed an illegal, no knock drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and...
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RECAP: "Defund the police" #KeepMarching meeting

June 18, 2020
At Tuesday night's #KeepMarching meeting, we dove deep into the history of police, the impact on our communities, and explored models and ideas for stronger communities and a defunded police. We learned, among other things, that divesting budget resources away from policing and reallocating those...
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Review the Week: 5 Can't Miss Posts [June 19, 2020]

June 18, 2020
ICYMI: The MomsRising community stepped up for equality in a big way this week. Check out some of the posts you loved, shared and might have missed for the week ending June 19, 2020. 1. INSTAGRAM: #IAmMamma We have been sharing and uplifting many of the voices in our #RisersandShakers community. "...
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TUNE IN TODAY: The fight for safety, fairness, and dignity for the LGBTQ+ community

June 17, 2020
The very first Pride was a riot against police violence, led by Black & Brown trans women. What does this mean for today's uprisings against police brutality and the overall fight for LGBTQ+ liberation? Tune into this Pride Month conversation happening TODAY at 10am PT/1pm ET, co-hosted by MomsRising.org, Time's Up, and Equal Rights Advocates.
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Black Lives Matter: MomsRising stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter & the June 12 General Strike in Washington State

June 12, 2020
MomsRising stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and today's statewide general strike and day of action for Black lives.[1] We are calling on you, our members, to join in solidarity as well by: Joining a local march or demonstration. We encourage you to seek out and support Black-led...
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2020 Resources For Talking With Kids About Race

June 9, 2020
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmed Arbaury. We hear their names and their stories -- along with a tragic list of countless other names -- in the news and on social media, and we know it’s not just adults hearing and discussing this moment in our nation’s history. Our children at every age and...
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UPDATED! Quick Signature: Justice for Breonna Taylor!

June 9, 2020
UPDATE: Last week, thanks to the actions taken by people across the country -- including MomsRising supporters like you-- Louisville’s Metro Council voted unanimously to pass Breonna's Law. The bill was rightfully named in honor of Breonna Taylor, an award-winning EMT, essential worker, and...
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Review The Week: 5 Can't-Miss Posts

June 5, 2020
ICYMI: Here are 5 worth-your-time posts that the MomsRising community liked, shared and viewed for the week ending Friday, June 5, 2020. 1. BLOG: Justice for George Floyd We grieve, we’re angry, and we cannot stop holding leaders accountable. justice for George.jpg 2. BLOG: Ten Tips for Teaching...
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