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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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CRUEL & INHUMANE - The Death Penalty

Top 5 Justice Actions: Friday, February 19, 2021

February 18, 2021
As we all come down from our sweet sugar highs of another passing Valentine's Day we at MomsRising are uplifting sentiments of love as we continue to fight for moms, parents and families during these uncertain times. This week we are inviting MomsRising members across the country to join us in...
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MomRising's Mandate for America

MomsRising's Mandate for America

February 12, 2021
The challenges facing women, and especially mothers and women of color, are more serious right now than they’ve been in years. The data is in and the pandemic is having an outsized impact on women and moms, with women of color experiencing compounded harms due to structural racism. The pandemic has turned the cracks in our systems into catastrophes, exposing just how much families, communities, and our economy depend on the work of women even though that work has long been, and continues to be, vastly undervalued.
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To Protect Kids, Eliminate All Flavored Tobacco Products

February 12, 2021
These are indeed challenging times while our nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic. But we can’t forget another public health crisis that long preceded this pandemic – tobacco use, which is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. We must continue the fight to protect kids and...
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February 2021 KeepMarching call

Top 5Actions for Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

February 12, 2021
This week we have a wide range of important actions for you to take as you start your weekend from urging Congress to support comprehensive legislation addressing the Black maternal health crisis, to signing up to hear about what’s WINNABLE in Congress as we #KeepMarching for change, to ending the...
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Tell Congress to pass the For the People Act

February 9, 2021
Recent years have shown us more than ever that who we elect to represent us has a big impact on our lives, our community, and our country. For too long, there have been assaults on our democracy. Unnecessary barriers to voting, gerrymandering, and intentional voter suppression of communities of...
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The Nature of Closure

February 8, 2021
Winter has been whispering at our closed doors and windows for a few months now. Frigid air, cloud cover, fewer rays of sunshine. The colder weather and shorter days affect us, whether we are aware of it or not. Our bodies have instinctively been instructed to pull the curtains hunker down. There...
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Review the Week: Caregivers, Kids and Black Girl Magic

February 5, 2021
ICYMI: Helping others find their voice...and their power...is one of the beautiful super powers of the MomsRising community. This past week, members like you stood up for students, celebrating Black Women and lifted up the care providers who are holding our communities together. Here are the voices...
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Keep Marching call, Feb. 2021

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, February 05, 2021

February 4, 2021
It’s go time!! The Biden Administration and the new Congress are getting to work on moving forward critically important policy changes -- and they need to hear from you. Important legislation regarding paid leave, voting rights, COVID-19 relief and more are currently being debated and voted on...
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Sense, Satire, and Support: Towards Helping Our Kids Overcome Information Overload

February 2, 2021
It was just a few days after the 2016 election that I last wrote here to offer my thoughts to the MomsRising community on how to explain that election to our children. I suggested telling our kids about the golden rule, and how Donald Trump’s victory should not mean that his numerous displays of...
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