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Washington State, let's modernize our paid sick leave laws this legislative session!

January 12, 2024
Now, with the start of the 2024 legislative session, we have the chance to make paid leave more accessible to families. This is our chance to let our lawmakers know that HB 1991 / SB 5793 is necessary to modernize our paid leave laws. What are we asking for? We are asking our lawmakers to update...
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The Murder of Kennan Anderson Exemplifies the Lack of Police Accountability in America.

January 11, 2024
It is the first anniversary of the murder of Kennan Anderson , who died at the hands of the LAPD. On January 3, 2023, Kennan was involved in a nonviolent traffic incident in which he flagged down police for help. Instead of helping, the police escalated the situation and treated Kennan as a...
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Police Brutality and Violence Killed Tyre Nichols. What Can We Do To Change The System.

January 11, 2024
On January 7, 2023, Tyre Nichols was savagely beaten to death by five Memphis City police officers. Police approached Nichols’ vehicle with guns raised and aggressively pulled him out of the car. While repeatedly stating his innocence, police pepper-sprayed him and pinned him to the ground. After...
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It's Time To Reimagine Public Safety and Policing In America. Congress,Pass The People's Response Act.

January 11, 2024
As we enter into the new year, we are reminded that police violence and brutality continue to permeate police culture. It is time for collective reform to change problematic policing practices in this country. The People’s Response Act is an answer to alternative methods of policing that encourage...
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This is Lurie Daniel Favors featuring MomsRising

January 10, 2024
Lurie Daniel Favors, activist, author, and attorney has a long-standing commitment to racial and social justice. She currently serves as Executive Director at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College in New York. Catch the Lurie Daniel Favors Show live Monday - Friday 10 AM ET...
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MomsRising and Consumer Protection in Washington State

January 8, 2024
Did you know that there’s a loophole in Washington state law that allows big corporations, like Starbucks, to claim unspent customer dollars left on gift cards as revenue? It added up to $255 million in the last year alone that they can use to pad their profits, which can inflate executive bonuses...
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2023 Wrapped: Our Top Ten Wins show the power of MOMS!

December 20, 2023
Our Top Ten Wins of 2023 are wrapped, mapped, and ready to show the power of MOMS! You can read the full list of our 2023 top ten wins together with you below. Spotify Graphic 1 New 1.jpg All told, against weighty odds, we were able to win big legislative battles, move mom voters, shift the...
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Our Stories are Our Power: Let lawmakers know what we want!

December 19, 2023
School has been back in session for a few months and the end of the year is near. What are the things you’ve noticed as a caregiver that our lawmakers could address in Washington State’s upcoming legislative session? Let’s let our lawmakers know what matters to us! WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OLYMPIA? The...
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Will we see you on Dec. 9 at our annual Washington State town hall? RSVP Now!

November 27, 2023
Can we count on you to join us for a FREE, fun, and powerful town hall on Saturday, December 9th from 11am to 12:30pm? It’s time to come together for the upcoming Washington State legislative session and that means making sure our stories are heard! We'll hear from MomsRising leaders as we launch...
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I Know the System & Still Failed at Times

November 9, 2023
When I was a kid, whenever I ever asked my mother a question, her answer always started with “the Mother’s Handbook says…” Then she would make some ridiculous answer up, and yet somehow I still believed her every time. So, when I became a mom I was quite disappointed to find out there was no “...
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