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Victory! Maternal Mortality Bill is Now Law!

December 21, 2018
Have you heard the good news? Because of your actions, we achieved a big WIN for maternal health! This week Congress passed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, and right before the holidays, it was signed into law by the President. This is an incredible, powerful and groundbreaking win for pregnant...
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Quick Signature!
[photo of 3 children, 2 adults crossing street with text: Back-to-School for Maryland With Earned Sick Days (FINALLY!)]

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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Supporting Doulas so they can support moms

March 21, 2019
This month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy introduced a state budget that proposes allocating $1 million of Medicaid funding to increase doula care access. This amount is in addition to the current budget of 4.7 million that has already been dedicated toward improving maternity care. Increasing...
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Trump Budget Update!

SIGNATURE NEEDED: Trump’s budget hurts moms & families!

March 21, 2019
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and...
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Repeal the Trump Tax Scam!

QUICK SIGNATURE⇒ Repeal the Trump tax cuts for the 1% and Wall Street

March 21, 2019
It’s tax time and we are getting an angry earful from moms around the country about Trump’s backwards tax scam— and need your help letting Congress know what’s going on in the real lives of families in our nation: “ My taxes have gone up due to the cap on state and local taxes. Now it does not pay...
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The Human Needs Report: Trump Budget, Crisis in Puerto Rico, Battle over the Border, and More

March 19, 2019
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for a detailed analysis of President Trump’s FY20 budget request, plus the latest on the loss of food aid for millions, the Trump emergency declaration, a new bill to protect Dreamers, and more.
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All New Risers Radio:Table Shakers, Justice Seekers, and Truth Tellers

March 18, 2019
We have a brand new radio show this week were we talk with newly elected Superstar U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley and get her advice on activism; We'll get more details on what’s happening inside the beltway with the FAMILY Act and Trump and then we'll hear about some incredible wins relating...
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Testimony for the Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs Hearing 3.12.19

March 12, 2019
Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising Member, Nikki Berlew-O’Meara, to the hearing of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Hearing as part of the House Education and Labor Committee held on March 12, 2019.
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All New Risers Radio: We're So Excited!

March 11, 2019
We are all new on the radio show this week as we cover the GIANT win of JPMorgan Chase's announcement that they will “no longer bank the private prison industry”! We discuss the “work beneath the work” as well as the childcare crisis in America and hear about more WINS. We also get the inside scoop...
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The Latinx Childcare Struggle Is Real

March 8, 2019
As Latinx parents raising multicultural kids we know the challenges too well. Do we speak Spanish at home with our kids? How do we keep our kids from rejecting our cultural traditions (do we even care about these traditions...)? Where do we find books and toys that are representative of our various...
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