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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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Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina

November 7, 2019
From Voices For Healthy Kids , an intiative of the American Heart Association with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working to make each day healthier for all children. Voices for Healthy Kids has funded Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) since 2014. Recently, the...
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Risers Radio: Nothing Spooky About Change!

November 7, 2019
There’s an all new episode of our Breaking Through podcast show this week where we cover all the many GOOD things that could be done with the funds Trump wants to use for his ridiculous wall. We also talk about Breast Cancer Awareness month and how women’s healthcare is under attack. And you can...
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Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Michigan Fair Food Network

October 29, 2019
The Double Up Food Bucks program, which matches SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables, is a national model for healthy food incentives. It operates in 20 states and is expanding to more, but it began in Michigan.
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#GoodNews This Week: The Power of Sharing Our Personal Healthcare Stories

October 18, 2019
VOICES: We're featuring three moms' posts on healthcare this week. They were all so compelling, we couldn't choose just one. Leave a comment on the posts you read and let us know what you think, or share your own experiences. Thank you for being part of the MomsRising community! Single Mom Speaks...
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Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

October 11, 2019
"I think the broader you can make the issue of hunger, the more successful your efforts will be. It’s critical that people have enough to eat and can access nutritious food, but if you connect that issue to economic development, to supporting farmers, to improving public health then it becomes a conversation that involves everyone and everyone becomes invested in helping it succeed.”
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Keep the momentum going for impeachment!

October 10, 2019
It’s time to double down on speaking up: President Trump’s White House announced this week it won’t cooperate with the impeachment inquiry at all. The stakes couldn’t be higher! Our children are counting on us. *We must make sure President Trump is held accountable for using taxpayer money and the...
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call your senators to demand impeachment inquiry

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 4, 2019

October 7, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top actions, kicking off with a petition to urge our representatives to hold leaders accountable and pursue a thorough impeachment inquiry. It's critical we all speak up to defend our democracy and our institutions, so please be sure to sign and share with...
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Quick action to overturn the Hyde abortion ban!

October 4, 2019
This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the enactment of the Hyde Amendment. This harmful amendment restricts government funds from being used to cover abortion—except in extremely limited circumstances—essentially ensuring that low-income women (and people of all gender identities) can’t access the same rights to safe, legal abortion as the rest of the population. Urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor the EACH Woman Act which would repeal the Hyde Amendment!
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Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Making Nutritious Produce Available in Hawaii

October 3, 2019
Every day, in communities across America, people with low wages face difficult tradeoffs when trying to cover the necessary expenses of daily life. These tradeoffs include balancing the costs of housing, health care, child care and transportation as well as the ongoing struggle to afford healthy food. In some neighborhoods, there may be very few or no places to buy healthy food, adding time and transit expenses to the price of groceries. That’s why more than 45 states offer incentive programs to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants fill their pantries with more fruits and vegetables.
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