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Disarm Hate

August 12, 2019
On August 2 I wrote about the relentless scourge of gun violence and the two children killed in Gilroy, California and asked: Why does gun violence remain a uniquely horrible American epidemic and why does it go on and on and on and on? Two days later a new shooting made national headlines when an...
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It's been a big week. Catch up with #5Actions

August 10, 2019
This week we mourn the victims in Dayton and El Paso and stand with all those affected by the senseless gun deaths and domestic terrorism that are devastating our communities virtually every day -- and we will not rest until the epidemic of gun violence and hate in America ends. We also stand with...
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Report: Effect of Trump Admin on Baltimore, Other Urban Areas

August 7, 2019
Residents of the city of Baltimore have endured days of racist tweets from President Trump attacking their popular congressman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and their city, which Trump called a “rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” There has been a lot of comment about...
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Democracy, Debates and Dancing: All New Risers Radio

August 7, 2019
This week on a brand new episode of Breaking Through we are joined by another awesome panel of guests as we cover what’s happening with democracy in this country, the democratic debates and dancing. We’ll also hear about a powerful campaign to raise the minimum wage that’s gaining ground. There’s a...
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Protect Children, Not Guns

August 2, 2019
Will our nation ever decide to prioritize children’s lives over guns? Once again the headlines this week were all too familiar: “‘Nothing short of horrific’: Three killed, including two children, in shooting at California food festival.” “Gilroy joins grim fraternity of communities terrorized by...
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All New Risers Radio: #HOPEtimists !

July 31, 2019
Have you been looking for mor4e MomsRising in your life? We’ve got another diverse panel of guests for a brand new episode of our Risers Radio show Breaking Through this week. We cover how the power of our stories can change the nation and we address why telling someone to “go back” is so racist...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019
Happy Friday. Summer is racing by, and we hope you've had some time to relax and recharge. To make your action-taking as smooth and easy as possible we're sharing our latest list of top actions in urgent need of your support. This week we're talking about financing private prisons, immigration, tax...
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The Human Needs Report: A victory for minimum wage workers, a spending deal in Congress, another attack on migrants, and more

July 22, 2019
Check out the Human Needs Report for the latest on Congress's spending deal, a victory for minimum wage workers, a new attack on migrants, and more.
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How technology impacts our relationships

July 22, 2019
The first week of June, David Jay of the Center for Humane Technology and I co-hosted a Living Room Conversation about how technology is impacting our relationships, a conversation titled Digital Dialogue . Conversation participants were two teens, a leader in the world of mindfulness, a new father...
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National Call-in Day: On July 22nd Call Congress to push for a fair budget

July 19, 2019
Once again, the Trump Administration and Congress are headed towards the brink. In September, services we need may come to a screeching halt unless new funding levels and the federal government’s authority to borrow are renewed. Since Congress will be leaving for August recess in a few weeks, these...
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