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Moving Forward to Prevent Gun Violence

January 25, 2019
When 26-year-old Stockton, California councilmember Michael Tubbs was elected in 2016 as Stockton’s first Black mayor, its youngest mayor ever, and the youngest mayor in U.S. history of a city with a population of at least 100,000, he had a mission to make positive change in his hometown. Last year...
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California Becomes First State to Require Healthy Drinks on Kids’ Restaurant Menus

January 16, 2019
On Jan. 1, thanks to the Healthy-By-Default Kids' Meal Beverages Act, California became the first state to require water or milk as the beverage automatically offered with kids' meals at restaurants. By replacing sugary drinks with healthy options as the default beverages on kids' menus, the new law is a significant milestone in our collective efforts to encourage kids to eat and drink healthy.
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We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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Who wants a world without women’s voices?

January 11, 2019
Alexandria danced steps of needed change, Ilhan inspired a U.S. House rules change, Kyrsten’s sleeveless swearing in showed strength, Nancy’s age made her all the more brilliant, and I’m thanking our lucky stars the world is finally changing for the better with the evidence showing up in the U.S...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: January 11, 2018

January 11, 2019
Happy Friday! We're already up to full speed in 2019, and we need all hands on deck to speak out about the government shutdown, as well as priorities for the new Congress. And we're celebrating a big victory this week too! Scroll down to take action and find out more. As always, THANK YOU for all...
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Risers Radio: When Women Win Our Communities Win

January 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we talk about the many reasons to celebrate that historic numbers of women and people of color just took office in the U.S. House and what it could mean to our daily lives. Join us and get the inside scoop on when, where, and why to march this January 19th from the co-...
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Letter to my son (and the rest of us) on what would have been his 21st birthday

January 8, 2019
Oscar, I am sorry we couldn’t keep you for longer. We tried so hard. You worked your ass off. I always believed in you, and I always will. It’s nice to tell the stories of your many talents and achievements, of your good looks and charm, of your loving spirit and the joy you brought into every room...

At Last! Tennessee Governor Frees Cyntoia Brown, Victim of Trafficking Who Was Unjustly Convicted

January 7, 2019
Fair-minded people across the country are celebrating today’s long overdue move by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking who has already served 15 years in prison. We applaud Gov. Haslam for taking this step. Cyntoia deserves to be free. Our...
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Making Streets Safer Across the Nation

January 4, 2019
Complete streets policies make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring people can safely get where they need – to work, school, the library, grocery store, restaurants and shopping destinations. The good news is that 30 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted complete streets policies; however, only 17 of those have policies that go deeper with clear requirements for action. Thankfully, organizations across the country are working to resolve this issue. Read below to learn more about the recent successes in Milwaukee and other complete streets campaigns...
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Quick Signature to Help Save Our Democracy!

January 4, 2019
Woot! This week we are celebrating the historic swearing in of more women and people of color than ever to the 116th Congress!! We are on a roll! Who we elect has an impact on our lives, our community, and our country. So you know what’s next on our to do list? (Aside from ending the President’s...
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