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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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It's time for moms to ask the questions!

October 23, 2012
Are you headed to a town hall event, election forum, or did you just run into a candidate at the grocery store? Take along our handy list of sample questions that you can use to ask the candidates about issues that are important to women and families. Find out where your candidates stand! And, you...
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Women, Binders, Dinner, Oh My!

October 19, 2012
What a week! The "binders full of women" quote exploded in a wide ranging national conversation . It appeared everywhere from Facebook images going viral to people writing hilarious reviews of binders on Amazon . But while pundits analyze the "binders" issue, we at MomsRising have some additional...
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We don't spend money on binders

October 17, 2012
That’s what we’re talking about! Last night MomsRising members cheered and jeered while watching the presidential debate and finally – finally – put a serious dent in our presidential debate BINGO cards. Healthcare, childcare, fair pay, flexible work, clean air, and family economic security were...
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Vote Early. Vote Often.

October 17, 2012
Okay, that was sort of a joke. You can’t really vote often. You can only vote once. But you may vote early if you want to! In 36 states and the District of Columbia you are allowed to vote before election day, for any reason. It’s an awfully good idea – no last minute snafu, late meeting, flat tire...
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Mothers of Intention a Must for Moms

October 12, 2012
Q uick – what come to mind when you hear “mom” and “blogger” in the same sentence? If you thought “potty training, pre-school and playgrounds,” you’re probably in the majority. But you’re also wrong. In her marvelous book Mothers of Intention , Joanne Bamberger – aka PunditMom – shows us just how...
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Uh, hello?!

October 4, 2012
Let's face it: Last night both Governor Romney and President Obama missed a chance to win over women and mom voters. "Missing from the debate: #women #fairpay #childcare #paidsickdays #kids #moderator - #risers #momsvote #Kids2012" We're not alone in feeling this way: The above Tweet that we sent...
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Debunking Obamacare Myths

October 4, 2012
We thought this post would be interesting to MomsRising readers, because especially during election season, it's important to get the facts straight about the Affordable Care Act and know how to sort out truth from fiction. For more myth-busting about the ACA, you can go to www...
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Want to hang out tonight?

October 3, 2012
Want to hang out tonight? Throw some popcorn with us! Tonight, at 6pmPST/9pmEST, we're going to be playing a national game of Presidential Debate BINGO with thousands of moms, dads, kids, neighbors, and people across the country as we watch the debate--and we'd love for you to play too! * Get your...
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