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Let Gov. Bill Haslam know that we want Clemency for Cyntoia Brown NOW!

December 17, 2018
Cyntoia Brown is a girl who our justice system failed. A sex trafficking victim who after days of being abused and drugged by her captors, was sold to a 43 year-old armed child predator. She feared for her life. She defended her life.(1) This is Cyntoia’s story. The story of a victim who found the...
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How Many Gifts to Give Young Children During the Holidays?

December 14, 2018
Every December at my center , parents ask me how to not spoil their children and how to manage the gift-giving frenzy of the holidays. The following are the answers to the most popular parent questions during the holiday: How many gifts should we give our kids? There is no magic number but if the...
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Power Up!
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Crushed It! MomsRising's Top Wins of 2018

December 12, 2018
Recently, MomsRising’s CEO/Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner asked MomsRising staff members to share their favorite wins and innovations of the year. It turned out to be a very long list. To put it simply, the MomsRising community — which includes you! — CRUSHED it in 2018! The energy and...
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Education Buzzwords: A Rundown on Social & Emotional Learning

December 10, 2018
Although the concept has been around for some time, social emotional learning (SEL) has become the new buzzword in education circles, joining the ranks of other child and youth-centered keywords including trauma-informed teaching, restorative justice, and positive behavior intervention schools...
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Love Works

December 5, 2018
Intense does not begin to describe last week's staff retreat. Anti-oppression and anti-semitism training, visits to the The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarcerationand and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice exploring enslavement and lynching, and a dance party (because...
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Our Favorite Hanukkah Books

December 5, 2018
This week, Jewish families around the world are celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is an eight-night "festival of light" that celebrates the the miracle of the Jews, led by the Maccabees, defeating one of the mightiest armies on earth, the Greeks, against all odds. Many families light a...
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Give Today!

UPDATE: Giving Tuesday Match extended!

November 28, 2018
Wow -- we’re overwhelmed by the generosity we received on Giving Tuesday from dedicated supporters like you. So was the generous donor who offered to match your gift. That’s why she’s offered to extend the Giving Tuesday Match ONE MORE DAY ! We’ve made great progress, MomsRising, but we haven’t...
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Give Today!
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MomsRising, it’s Giving Tuesday. May we match your gift?

November 27, 2018
Today, we’re celebrating Giving Tuesday 2018 by sharing 10 of your “why” stories — why you voted, why you rise, and why you #KeepMarching. We received over 800 “Why I KeepMarching” statements, from every corner of the nation. They gave us goosebumps, tears, laughter ... a much-needed boost after...
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Adoption Awareness Month
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Love, loss and paid family leave: One adoption story

November 26, 2018
Like every parent, I will never forget the day we brought our daughter home for the first time. It was an unseasonably warm spring day and, after dumping the luggage from our weeks abroad, we headed straight for the yard. As I set our 17-month-old in the grass, I felt a momentary a rush of relief...
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“I refuse to leave this nation worse than how I found it”

November 26, 2018
A few days ago, we asked MomsRising members like you why you voted, and why you #KeepMarching. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, we’re sharing 10 of these statements — all of them from MomsRising grandparents . Yes, grandparents! If there’s anyone who can inspire us to keep rising and #...
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