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MomsRising members stand up for mothers' rights to breastfeed!

November 1, 2016
Late last month I was joined by a number of NC MomsRising members to stand up for breastfeeding rights in our state by hand-delivering the over 500 signatures and comments from our members across the state to the NC Administrative Office of the Courts. Why the delivery? Well, unfortunately,...
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MomsRising Together: Top Priorities for 2017

October 31, 2016
Modernize workplace policies to boost families and the economy: MomsRising urges the administration and Congress to prioritize the following policies to improve families’ economic security and the boost the economy. *Priority policies include: Equal Pay, Paid Family/Medical Leave, Childcare,...
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When Halloween is over, moms of black boys will still be afraid

October 28, 2016
Halloween is a scary day — not only because of the monsters, zombies and ghosts lurking around every corner, but also because of every parent’s fear for the safety of their kids. We worry about everything from car accidents to child predators. But as parents of children of color, at times...
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What's in the Halloween makeup?

October 26, 2016
An Ice Wizard. That’s what my son wants to be for Halloween this year. And I’m glad. Homemade costumes are the most fun, and a quick internet search helped me see exactly which video game character he had in mind. Brown shirt, blue pants, blue fabric as a belt–it all seemed easy enough until we got...
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Early voting has opened in NC! Get all your voting info here.

October 20, 2016
It's ON, North Carolina. After an election season unlike any we've ever seen before, it's your turn to have the final say when you head to the voting booth. Early voting locations are open for you to cast your ballot now. It's time to own our power! Early voting opened in North Carolina on Thursday...
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Teach Them Compassion

October 20, 2016
In this age of excessive access to social media and instantaneous coverage of hyperbole rhetoric for the sake of ratings and followers, our children are constantly exposed to raw rantings. This influences their thoughts, emotions and perception of those around them. As a Muslim mother with a young...
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Let’s Get Our Kids Outside – The Power of Outdoor Time in Learning

October 19, 2016
The first time I realized the power of nature and outdoor time for children was when my daughter was just 6 weeks old. We were having an especially difficult afternoon. I felt like I had been holding her for hours while she cried and I couldn’t get her to calm down. Finally, I walked out our back...
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Protect mothers' rights to breastfeed!

October 18, 2016
No mother should ever be shamed, humiliated, or harassed while breastfeeding her baby! Unfortunately, recently, two mothers were asked to stop breastfeeding their babies in North Carolina courtrooms; one by a judge , one by a law enforcement officer . Breastfeeding in public, and that includes...
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Don’t just Get Out The Vote - GOURD Out The Vote with Electoral Pumpkins!

October 18, 2016
Does this election season have you stressed out? I’ve got a solution for you! Let’s Gourd Out The Vote and carve some electoral pumpkins! What the what? What is “Gourd Out the Vote” and what is an electoral pumpkin? A weird band? A polling firm? Nope! Gourd out the vote is a seasonal play on “get...
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Let's use our outside voices for PE in NC!

October 11, 2016
As many of you know, North Carolina is in the process of creating its accountability plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA emphasizes a well-rounded education, prioritizing physical and mental health. We need to tell state education leaders that PE should be included in North...
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