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After the Election

November 10, 2016
When the heroes of the civil rights movement persevered in their struggle, they did so against long odds, and knowing their victories would be long in the making. Women seeking the franchise fought for decades. They persisted in their cause because it was essential – and right. Our cause at the...
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Our Work Continues

November 10, 2016
This was a hard election cycle. Nationwide, many were distressed and turned off by the tenor of the campaigns. And today, while millions of Americans celebrate, millions more feel defeated. But regardless of which candidate you supported and whether you’re celebrating or somber today, this fact...
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November 9th, 2016: Moving Forward Families to be Stronger Together

November 9, 2016
This morning we woke up to a very different world than the one we woke up to yesterday. So many questions linger in the air, and the uncertainty of what happens next is weighing on all of our minds. The biggest weight on my shoulders today is how do I explain this to my son? How can someone who...
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MomsRising on Donald Trump’s Victory in the 2016 Presidential Race

November 9, 2016
This morning we woke up to a very different America than the polls predicted. Many of us are reeling. Some of our children have difficult questions about their own safety, about their friends, and about the future of our country. But moms never give up, and we never stop fighting to make sure that...
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How to Speak to Our Children about the Outcome of the Election

November 9, 2016
Last night as the news outlets spoke of statistics and predictions, my social media feed and email flooded with the same theme and question from most parents. They were all anticipating the conversation they would have with their children about the outcome of the election. It is a difficult...
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TODAY is Election Day!!!!!!!

November 8, 2016
"People need to vote because people haven't always been able to vote! I'm glad I didn't live back then because first women couldn't vote and Black people couldn't vote and I'm a girl AND I'm Black!" - Elena, age 6. "It's important to vote so we get what we want!" - JoJo, age 5 "Mama says, 'Vote...
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#MilitaryMonday: Why I Vote!

November 7, 2016
Election Day is tomorrow! Make sure to vote on behalf of your military family and all families!
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I vote on behalf of the young battered me who didn’t have a prayer.

November 5, 2016
I am voting on behalf of a 25-year-old battered woman and single mother who didn’t have a prayer. She was me. This is my story: In 1980 I met and married the most beautiful boy I’d ever seen and I thought my life would be a fairy tale. Within a week of marriage I learned it was a nightmare instead...
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It's Happening! #MomsVote #LatinasVotan

November 2, 2016
Yesterday, I got out my vintage orange pantsuit, turned up the volume on RESPECT by Aretha Franklin, put pen to ballot, affixed stamp to envelope, and inserted mail into mailbox to vote! (And I confess to feeling oddly giddy and empowered while voting in my bright orange pantsuit.) It’s really...
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To the Women Who Are Afraid

November 2, 2016
There’s a nagging suspicion inside you that something is wrong. He calls you names. He denies your feelings. He talks over you; yells at you; humiliates you; and re-writes reality, including the reality of what happened to you. Maybe you wouldn’t call it abuse, or can’t. Maybe he’s never lifted a...
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