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UPDATED! Let Cyntoia know you are with her!

December 21, 2018
*** Did you see this campaign? MomsRising is fighting for Cyntoia Brown, and your signature is still urgently needed. Please take a few moments to sign our petition asking Governor Haslam to grant Cyntoia Brown clemency NOW! Read on for all the details, and thank you for all you do. *** Yesterday...
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How to Help Children on Long Car Trips or Plane Rides

December 18, 2018
I was sweating at the base of my spine thinking about the possibility that my two-year-old would wake up from her nap and I would have to tolerate all of the passengers staring and judging. This was my first trip alone on a flight with my daughter and my mind was whirling with multiple worst-case...
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Join the National Week of Action to Free Cyntoia Brown! #Clemency4Cyntoia

December 18, 2018
Because of your support we have been able to flood Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee's office with over 6000 calls a day in the past couple weeks. Lets keep this going! Together we are powerful and Together is how we will Free Cyntoia! Sign our petition HERE . National Call in to Demand #...
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In Honor of Her: Venida Browder and her fight for justice told by her son Deion Browder.

December 18, 2018
On June 6th 2015, the news of Kalief Browder’s untimely death was mourned across the country. Kalief at sixteen had been arrested for theft of a backpack, a crime he contended he did not commit. Subsequently, he was detained without being charged with a crime at Rikers Island simply because his...
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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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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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