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Quick signature: COVID-19 shows why we need health care!

May 14, 2020
No matter where we come from, or what our color, all of us should be able to access health care when we get sick. Now more than ever, the COVID-19 crisis has shown us that our health depends on the person next to us, and the person next to them. Ensuring that we all can access health care is how we...
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Mother's Day, Coronavirus Edition: A New Kind of "Self-Care"

May 8, 2020
As Mother’s Day approaches, this year feels different. In a time of coronavirus, we need more than flowers and a day off. We need more than traditional self-care. We need recognition, deep and lasting recognition, that the work we do as caregivers is invaluable. We need recognition from society as...
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2020 Census

Este Día de las Madres Podemos Asegurar el Futuro de Nuestros Niños a Través de un Conteo Completo del Censo

May 8, 2020
Cada mamá recuerda el día que sostuvo a su(s) pequeño/a(s) por primera vez, un momento lleno de alegría y cierta ansiedad por lo que el futuro pueda traer. Me convertí en madre (y en padre) de una hermosa niña, Rosita, en septiembre de 2009. Al igual que muchas otras mamás, antes de darme cuenta,...
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2020 Census

This Dia de las Madres (Mother's Day) Help us Secure our Children’s Future Through A Full Census Count

May 7, 2020
As families practice “safer-at-home” measures, school their children in virtual classrooms, and abstain from most of their usual activities before this public health crisis, we have all been reminded of the importance of safety and the future. This means ensuring a full and accurate count of everyone in the 2020 Census. And while research has made it clear that we need more creative strategies to reach and encourage Latino families to include their young children in the census, it is incumbent on all of us to do our part in making sure everyone in our networks is counted.
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#GivingTuesdayNow: Support MomsRising’s fight for COVID-19 relief

May 5, 2020
Moms’ leadership and power has never been more critical, more needed, and more necessary as we enter another month of uncertainty as a nation. In fact, MomsRising has turned up the volume even more on the issues we fight for every day: paid family/medical leave, expanded unemployment insurance,...
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UPDATED - A Pivotal Opportunity: Using the Race Class Narrative to Promote Progressive Solutions to COVID-19

April 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly transforming our lives and communities and compounding existing injustices, while at the same time opening up possibility for radical realignment in our politics. In moments of crisis, new norms and expectations, and with them policies and political preferences, get...
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MomsRising’s COVID-19 Priorities: April 2020

April 28, 2020
Editor’s Note: This information is accurate as of today, 4/28/2020. These policies are continuing to evolve at the federal level, as well as at the state levels, and they may change, so please check back here on the MomsRising blog regularly for updated information. All policies addressing this...
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The Silly Place

April 24, 2020
The funniest line I ever heard came from the deadpan mouth of a mother standing over her dying daughter. I had just walked in to the girl’s hospital room to help her nurse that day when the mother remarked in my direction: “Oh, I see you have a woody and poo on your shirt too.” She was referring to...
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What would you like to know about online education tools?

April 23, 2020
In these unusual and often difficult times, my internet connection has become more important than ever. Internet access is keeping me connected to my friends, family and jobs. For the first time ever, I’m using video conferencing for work meetings, yoga classes and happy hours! And my kids -- 9 and...
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