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Please Take Sides: This Is No Time for Silence or Inaction!

August 18, 2017
“I remember: it happened yesterday, or eternities ago. A young Jewish boy discovered the Kingdom of Night. I remember his bewilderment, I remember his anguish. It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The deportation. The sealed cattle car. The fiery altar upon which the history of our people and the...
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Happy Birthday Medicaid from the Millions Who Love and Need You

July 28, 2017
“It was a generation ago that Harry Truman said, and I quote him: ‘Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and to enjoy good health. Millions do not now have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. And the time has now arrived for...
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Keep Working and Never Ever Give Up!

July 21, 2017
What a week it’s been. It’s hard to conceive that despite opposition from hundreds of organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AARP, and dozens of disease and patient advocacy groups; despite loud protests through town halls, demonstrations,...
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An Open Letter to the United States Senate

July 14, 2017
I learned my first lessons about injustice and health as a little Black girl growing up in segregated Bennettsville, South Carolina. I remember my parents’ and my sadness over the senseless death of little Johnny Harrington, who lived three houses down from our church who died before he reached 10...
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The Human Needs Report: What Congress did - and didn't do - at the end of 2017, and what's on tap for early 2018

January 11, 2018
A lot happened on Capitol Hill right before the holiday break, while many other issues were kicked down the road and remain on the Congressional agenda for early 2018. Where do things stand? The Coalition on Human Needs just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report, with a brief rundown on Congress’s spending work, the tax cut bill, immigration, health care, and more.
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Why I Take Heart Health So Seriously

February 7, 2018
By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant. We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or...
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The Most Burdened Generation: A Poem

January 8, 2018
My kids, and their generation, could've saved the world My kids see race, color, and culture, but they know it has no bearing on a person's inherent worth My kids see masculine and feminine, but they aren't hung up on enforcing those qualities according to someone's biology My kids see climate...
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There's Still A Chance to Reverse the FCC Vote on Net Neutrality!

January 6, 2018
An open internet is essential to protecting freedoms we hold dear: Our ability to innovate, speak our mind, connect, and hear diverse voices and opinions. All of these freedoms are now at risk. On December 14 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to roll back 2015 rules that require...
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Will you help me save mothers’ lives?

December 27, 2017
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a Senior Fellow at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She and Black Lives Matter just received the Sydney Peace Prize for their work. She survived serious complications after childbirth, and has now dedicated her energies to saving mothers’ lives! Can you...
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We need a legislative solution for Dreamers and TPS holders NOW

December 21, 2017
DREAMers, along with temporary protected status ("TPS") holders, are fighting for a legislative solution that will allow them to continue pursuing their dreams in our nation while also contributing to our economy. TPS is a form of temporary humanitarian relief that Congress established, whereby the...
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