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Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

September 19, 2018
On November 9, 2016, I didn´t get out of bed when the alarm rang. I felt physically, mentally and spiritually lifeless. I´m no stranger to clinical depression and what I felt that morning and in the days that followed was very similar. As a Latina mom of mixed heritage, I felt powerless, defeated,...
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NC: Resources for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Ways to Help

September 18, 2018
The devastation and heartbreak Hurricane Florence has brought to North Carolina is hard to comprehend. Even now as the storm leaves our state, North Carolina families are facing flood waters, struggling to find food and clean water, and anxiously wondering when they can return home. Every single...
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Write a letter to the editor to speak out to #StopKavanaugh!

September 13, 2018
As I sit in my home here in Raleigh, NC awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Florence, I have an overwhelming and anxious feeling about all of the unknowns yet to come. We know there will be a huge amount of rain, wind, and downed trees, but we don’t know yet whether the impact will be a couple days...
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DC leaders: Fund the Birth-to-Three for All DC bill and leave Paid Family Leave alone!

September 12, 2018
So here’s a head scratcher for you: Just days before DC Mayor Muriel Bowser holds a Maternal and Infant Health Summit, she released a statement encouraging the DC Council to shift funding from the District’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 to the comprehensive Birth-to-Three for All DC...
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Progress in Fighting Poverty Slows -- And for the First Time in Years, the number of Uninsured Americans Does Not Significantly Decline

September 12, 2018
After years of progress, the decline in the poverty rate slowed between 2016 and 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday. In 2017, the official poverty rate was 12.3 percent, down from 12.7 percent in 2016. While workers were earning more, substantial numbers remained at...
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act

August 30, 2018
With maternal mortality rates on the rise in the United States, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces new legislation to help reduce maternal deaths, help hospitals implement best practices to prevent women from dying before, during and after childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world; the majority of these deaths are preventable. This crisis is even worse in communities of color, where Black women die at up to four times the rate of White women due to racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.
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MomsRising advocates to Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

August 30, 2018
In order to tackle the maternal mortality crisis that plagues our nation, legislators are taking heed. One particular legislation includes The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act. The purpose is to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and...
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Quick Signature—Say NO to Kavanaugh!

August 23, 2018
Right now, the Trump Administration and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are hoping you’re too distracted to notice their attempt at an extreme political takeover of the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the...
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Senate subcommittee hearing on protecting immigrant children

Protecting Immigrant Children from Abuse

August 17, 2018
On Aug. 16, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on what federal agencies are doing – or rather, aren’t doing enough of – to protect unaccompanied migrant children from abuse and human trafficking once they enter the U.S.
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We Are MomsRising, Sheri from Iowa

August 6, 2018
In our third installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Sheri in Iowa who used SNAP while being a single mom and being in school. She recently graduated this May. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post. There is this myth that people...
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