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A Teachable Moment About the U.S. Election - Thanks to Foreign News

November 5, 2012
Driving this morning with my nine year-old, as we half-listened to the BBC news on the radio, yielded a nice teachable moment. They advertised their round-the-clock election coverage of the U.S. Presidential race. It sounded momentous and a little urgent. I took their tone for granted, but I’m glad...
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Call me?

November 2, 2012
"Hey, I just met you, so call me maybe…” is on our running playlists, and calling is on our minds because the election THIS COMING TUESDAY! There's no "maybe" about it: We're definitely calling--and we'd love it if you did too! THE LOWDOWN: MomsRising staff, volunteers, friends, family, neighbors,...
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Vote Like Your Future Depends on It

October 31, 2012
This election season is extracting an enormous toll from candidates and citizens alike. Pressure is always intense in a Presidential year, but this year is different. Airwaves and Internet hammer away with news of poll after poll, minute campaign details and endless tit for tat. The presidential...
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I Am Voting For My Son's Health, His Future

October 30, 2012
I'm the proud mother of two wonderful boys with bright futures. Unfortunately, one of my sons has a serious pre-existing condition: cystic fibrosis. For him, access to health care is the key to that bright future. That's why I'm voting in November's election and why I'm urging everyone who cares...
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The Elephant in the Living Room

October 29, 2012
There's an elephant in the living room, and she's getting impatient. While many politicians stand ready to support the stabilizing impact and economic importance of gender equality overseas; too often those same politicians turn their backs on gender equality policies here at home. In the last...
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Binders

October 26, 2012
By the time you read this, we will have survived the third and final debate and we’ll be in the final countdown to Election Day. But I can’t help it, people: I’m still shaking my head over Mitt Romney and his binders full of women. Of course I am thankful, along with so many voters, for the comedy...
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How many women will be elected to Congress?

October 25, 2012
We know that women in public office bring their life experiences to the task of policymaking, which is why it's so urgent that we elect more women -- and more moms -- to Congress. To raise the visibility of this year's record 163 women nominees for the US House, The 2012 Project, where I'm campaign...
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URGENT: Time is running out for the 2012 election!

October 24, 2012
The 2012 presidential election will be over in less than two weeks. We don't want to wake up on Wednesday, November 7th wondering if we could have done more to get out the Mom Vote in this election. So for the next 13 short days we're working practically around the clock to make sure moms' voices (...
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Decorative Gourd Season - Electoral Pumpkin Style

October 24, 2012
I love this time of year because a whole bunch of my favorite things all come together: Pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween, cooler weather, elections and… electoral pumpkins! What the what? What is an electoral pumpkin? A weird band? A polling firm? No – electoral pumpkins are my go-to election season...
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The federal budget: A high-stakes love story

October 24, 2012
In 2011, I taught two summer courses, directed a federal budget research organization and paid taxes. Taxes are the dues I pay for living in a democracy. Like you, I contribute at the local, state, and federal levels. I want us to fall a little bit in love with the federal budget and there’s no...
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