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QUICK SIGNATURE: Divest in Policing, Invest in the People

September 30, 2020
Content warning: We discuss the police violence against Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Jacob Blake, Trayford Pellerin, Cornerlius Fredericks, Layleen Xtravaganza Polanco, Antonio Valenzuela , and Muhammad Muyamin below. MomsRising stands with the Movement for Black...
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Democracy Rising

November 23, 2020
We have an all new podcast this week! On this episode of Breaking Through we cover what’s happening with vote counts in battleground states including Pennsylvania; the powerful organizing by Black Voters Matter to get out the vote and move policy forward; the incredible impact of #LatinxVotan and...
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America’s Moms Have Spoken

November 7, 2020
“Moms were a powerful force in this election. Moms across the country mobilized their families, their friends, and their communities to vote, overcoming many obstacles to voting during a pandemic and resulting in historic voter turnout this year. The huge voter turnout makes our country stronger...
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Moms Are Parenting the Workforce!?

October 29, 2020
In her latest blog post, Capacity Building Manager Marianne Bullock reflects on a new, precarious reality. "It's not that women are falling off the cliff," she shares, "but that we are being pushed off and out of the workforce by a lack of policies that support the on-the-ground reality of the burden of care for our children's wellbeing."
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Quick action: Speak out to protect our health care!

October 28, 2020
Rage. Rage is the best way to describe how I’ve been feeling this week with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. And I know I am not alone. Why? Because next week the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments about a case that would decimate the...
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Michigan Invests $2 Million into Its “10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids & Farms” Program

October 19, 2020
In Michigan schools, children are eating fresh peaches for the first time after only tasting canned. The kids take a juicy bite, and their faces light up. Even apples—the iconic school fruit—are causing a sensation as children learn in school meals that different varieties can be sweet, tart, and in between. And Brussels sprouts? Yes, please. Roasted. It’s all thanks to an innovative Michigan program that is cultivating healthy eating habits among children by introducing them to the wide variety of fruits and vegetables so necessary for good nutrition, and doing it in schools—the places where kids get up to two and even three meals a day.
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Review the Week: Rest in Power, Monica...and VOTE [Oct. 16, 2020]

October 16, 2020
ICYMI: We mourned, we honored, we lifted up the work of one of our nation's foremost TLGBQ+ leaders, Monica Roberts. On Monday, we joined communities across the country to spotlight Indigenous peoples. And in record-shattering numbers, we are VOTING for a brighter, more just future. With 17 days...
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Review the Week: #BlockBarret, Love Languages, Fire & Fear [Oct. 9, 2020]

October 9, 2020
ICYMI: The MomsRising community is craving love, kindness, freedom from fear, and RELIEF. Together, we have the power to make all of these possible...for so many more Americans. In that spirit, check out these MomsVote posts that you loved, liked, shared or might have missed for the week ending Oct...
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Rest in power, Monica Roberts

October 9, 2020
Monica Roberts , the original TransGriot , just passed away. She was an absolute titan. In the early blogging days I heard about her pioneering work, telling stories of people that hardly anyone was even thinking about at the time, especially online. She received a lifetime achievement award at the...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020
What a week, friends. We hope you'll have some time to relax and recharge this weekend. We know this fall will continue to be a doozy, and it's always a good time for self-care. We're going to kick off this list of top-priority actions by once again inviting you to slow down for just a moment,...
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