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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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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."

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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Review the Week: Voting, Texting Congress, and Protecting Health Care [Oct. 2, 2020]

October 2, 2020
ICYMI: Voting is top of mind for our members this week -- the election is 32 DAYS AWAY! Check out these MomsVote posts, plus other opportunties to ignite democracy and make the world a better place for moms and families, that you loved, liked, shared or might have missed for the week ending Oct. 2...
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Barrett has made clear she would overturn the ACA and take health care away from millions

Policy Roundup: #BlockBarrett confirmation and new federal policy for abortion access for immigrant minors

October 2, 2020
Significant federal policy and legal updates you might have missed from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) including Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court and the federal policy change on immigrant minors' access to reproductive health care.
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Voting is a Parenting Responsibility

September 29, 2020
Walking in a sea of people towards the ballroom, I felt the weight of a long-sought goal coming to fruition. My brain spun on the fact that nine months later, I would be able to vote. It was February of 2012. I had lived in this country since 1979 when I came from Colombia as a seven-year-old girl...
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