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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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Calling Durham, NC parents of kids 0-8: we need your opinion!

April 26, 2018
Calling all Durham parents and caregivers of kids 0-8: we need your opinion! What’s been your experience with preschool or other childcare arrangements? What would your preferences be for early care and education for your children? We want to know! Can you quickly share your thoughts? These are...
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The Human Needs Report: FY18 spending cuts, balanced budget amendment, threats to SNAP, and more

April 23, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report, a regular newsletter on national policy issues affecting low-income and vulnerable populations. Read on for pieces on FY18 spending cuts, FY19 budget work, attacks on SNAP, work requirements, consumer protections, prevention services for children, and more.
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Conference 2018 Recap

April 23, 2018
From April 11-13, I, along with a few other MomRising staff, attended the Advancing Justice conference in Washington DC. The conference is run by Asian Americans Advancing Justice , a non-profit legal aid and civil rights organization dedicated to advocating for civil rights, providing legal...
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Babies on the Senate Floor: "A Victory For All Working Parents"

April 19, 2018
U.S. Senator Duckworth already made history once this month by becoming the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth; and she has now done it again by successfully pushing for a change in the U.S. Senate rules that will allow children under the age of one to be brought onto the floor during votes...
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