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Senate Net Neutrality Vote a Step Forward for Fairness, Free Speech, Consumers and Advocates

May 16, 2018
We commend every United States Senator who voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s changes to net neutrality rules today. This vote is an essential step forward for fairness, free speech, consumers and advocacy groups like MomsRising, which rely on a free Internet to fight for...
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Two Sides: Why This NC Teacher is Marching May 16th

May 14, 2018
It’s crazy to think that after more than 18 years in the classroom and being involved directly in the education and lives of over 500 children, I have to take time off to bring attention to the state of education in North Carolina. It's not just me; two-thirds of NC’s school districts have already...
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SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

May 14, 2018
This is a guest post by Sharvonne Williams. As a child growing up in Harlem, I never realized that I was living in poverty. I didn’t know that the groceries my mom brought home were purchased with food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). My mom did a lot of...
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Thousands of NC teachers & parents marching May 16. Join us!

May 11, 2018
When it comes to our kids, it’s personal. Every day the majority of North Carolina’s children spend most of their waking hours in our state’s public schools. Sadly, for the last decade NC’s schools have been consistently underfunded, leaving North Carolina ranked in the bottom half of the nation in...
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How can we keep NC's kids smiling? Oral health matters for NC

May 11, 2018
Few things touch a parent’s heart like the smile of a child. Unfortunately, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of early childhood and the health consequences can be painful, lifelong, and even deadly. Here in North Carolina many families struggle to access oral health care. In focus...
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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

May 11, 2018
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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Honoring Birmingham’s Great Children’s Crusade Which Changed Our Nation

May 11, 2018
“Daddy,” the boy said, “I don't want to disobey you, but I have made my pledge. If you try to keep me home, I will sneak off. If you think I deserve to be punished for that, I'll just have to take the punishment. For, you see, I'm not doing this only because I want to be free. I...
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NC school district closed for day of action? Resources to help!

May 10, 2018
On May 16th, thousands of NC teachers, parents, students, and public school supporters will be headed to Raleigh for the March for Students and the Rally for Respect. Why May 16th? Because it’s the first day of the 2018 legislative session and, as lawmakers reconvene to review the state budget,...
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Moving Beyond Patriarchy: What Mushrooms Can Teach Us

May 8, 2018
The system of patriarchy is a historic construct; it has a beginning; it will have an end. -- Gerda Lerner An unexpected source, Steve Bannon, recently declared the certainty of patriarchy’s demise, pronouncing: "The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo 10,000 years of recorded history." May...
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How To Hack Politics For The Good on #RisersRadio

April 27, 2018
Join us on the radio show this week! Listen in as we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing. *Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets , @emv52 ; Catherine D'...
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