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QUICK SIGNATURE ➡️ Protect Maryland Earned Sick Days!

August 31, 2018
The pencils are purchased and lunch boxes are ready to be packed! It’s back-to-school time in Maryland! This year, kids and families across Maryland are returning to school with something extra exciting: EARNED SICK DAYS!!! That’s right, this is the first back-to-school season since we passed the...
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Brand New Risers Radio: Women In Action!

September 10, 2019
On an all new episode of Breaking Through this week we discuss the urgent importance of ending police brutality and advancing criminal justice reform. We also learn about the high impact of cultural change and how YOU are more powerful than you think. There’s talk about the Super Majority and the...
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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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New Risers Radio: How To Be Heard

August 27, 2019
This week on an all new episode of #BreakingThrough we’re getting insider information from a member of Congress about how YOU can make your voice heard. We’ll talk with Po Murray of Newton Action Alliance and find out more about the military-style assault weapons ban that’s gaining momentum and how...
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Finding Summer Childcare

August 22, 2019
My name is Karen Browning and I’m proud to be a part of MomsRising! Becoming a mother changed me in ways I never imagined it would. I’ve been politically active and committed to doing what I can to help make the world a better place, since I was a teenager. Becoming a mother to my two boys only...
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Decision to Fire Officer Pantaleo Was 'Long Overdue'

August 20, 2019
The New York City Police Department took a step forward yesterday by finally firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who murdered Eric Garner more than five years ago by using an illegal chokehold and then ignoring Garner’s repeated pleas for help. But the 11 other police officers who were on the scene or...
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Disarm Hate

August 12, 2019
On August 2 I wrote about the relentless scourge of gun violence and the two children killed in Gilroy, California and asked: Why does gun violence remain a uniquely horrible American epidemic and why does it go on and on and on and on? Two days later a new shooting made national headlines when an...
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It's been a big week. Catch up with #5Actions

August 10, 2019
This week we mourn the victims in Dayton and El Paso and stand with all those affected by the senseless gun deaths and domestic terrorism that are devastating our communities virtually every day -- and we will not rest until the epidemic of gun violence and hate in America ends. We also stand with...
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Democracy, Debates and Dancing: All New Risers Radio

August 7, 2019
This week on a brand new episode of Breaking Through we are joined by another awesome panel of guests as we cover what’s happening with democracy in this country, the democratic debates and dancing. We’ll also hear about a powerful campaign to raise the minimum wage that’s gaining ground. There’s a...
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Report: Effect of Trump Admin on Baltimore, Other Urban Areas

August 7, 2019
Residents of the city of Baltimore have endured days of racist tweets from President Trump attacking their popular congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and their city, which Trump called a “rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” There has been a lot of comment about...
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