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September 5, 2018
Back-to-school time is filled with fresh starts. A new season, new classrooms, and, this year, a new paid family and medical leave program coming to Washington State! MomsRising members came together in 2017 to help pass a best-in-nation paid family and medical leave policy and now implementation...
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Labor of Love: Thanking the Labor Movement for MOMumental victories

September 3, 2018
From a strong minimum wage to paid family and medical leave, Washington’s labor movement has been MOMumental in a slew of powerful wins for women and families.
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Real Life, Real Support for Breastfeeding Moms

August 29, 2018
Throughout the month of August, MomsRising has been celebrating National Breastfeeding Month and this week (August 25-31) we are delighted to celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week . Black Breastfeeding Week is a national awareness campaign promoting and celebrating Black breastfeeding families. This...
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We Are MomsRising, Rebecca from New Hampshire

August 23, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Rebecca in New Hampshire about celebrating National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . To learn more about National Breastfeeding Awareness...
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We Are MomsRising, Marysol from California

August 15, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Marysol in California about her experience of finding childcare for her two kiddos. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I’m a mother of two. I have a six year old daughter and...
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The ABCs of Paid Leave in WA

August 6, 2018
On June 30, 2017, the Washington State Legislature passed SB 5975 with bipartisan support, creating a statewide paid family and medical leave program that will boost moms, families, and our economy. This bipartisan victory was an incredible testament to what can happen when people come together to...
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All Children Deserve a Strong Start

August 1, 2018
Becoming a parent means learning to live with an ever-present anxiety. With every meal, every doctor’s visit, every purchase of diapers or rash creams or bottles, you’re left wondering if you are doing this right. Could I be doing something more to give my child the best possible start in life?...
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Everything You Need to Know About We Are MomsRising!

July 24, 2018
I don’t know about you, but lately the doom and gloom of politics makes my head spin. It is hard to not only keep up with what is happening but also on what to make of it all. When everything feels like it is going wrong, it is more important than ever to find moments of inspiration. For me, one of...
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Say NO to fake solutions: We need paid leave now!

July 11, 2018
I’m going to get right to the point. U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, and Joni Ernst are working on a proposal to raid Social Security to give income to parents of a new child. This is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. It quite simply doesn’t work. While we appreciate that the need for paid leave...
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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

May 11, 2018
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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