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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, May 7, 2021

May 6, 2021
This Mother’s Day weekend, we are inviting YOU to join us in taking ACTION to get Congress moving toward real change in honor of all the moms and caregivers who have moved mountains over the past 14 months of the pandemic (and way before that too). It’s time for our nation to finally build a care...
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Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions

May 5, 2021
My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and...
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In a Time of Uncertainty, Let Us Commit to Keeping Our Kids Safe this Mother’s Day

May 5, 2021
Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as...
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En Tiempos de Incertidumbre, Comprometámonos este Día de las Madres, a Mantener a Nuestros Hijos a Salvo

May 5, 2021
Ser madre soltera es difícil. Hacer el mismo trabajo durante una pandemia mundial ha sido una tarea aparentemente imposible que se ha logrado llevar a cabo día a día. En marzo de 2020, me encontraba haciendo mis maletas para realizar uno de mis múltiples viajes habituales a Washington, D.C. por mi...
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We're Raising Future Grownups — We Have To Talk To Our Kids About Police Killings

May 4, 2021
The past few weeks have been wrought with the type of pain that sits heavy in my body, existing and spanning into all areas of my life. It’s a pain that many Black, Brown and Indigenous people live with. It’s a pain that many mothers live with. I listened to Daunte Wright’s mother recount the...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, April 30, 2021

April 29, 2021
This week we saw President Biden pass 100 days in office and deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress that highlighted many of the priorities MomsRising members have long been fighting for around the country! A big week! We have 5Actions for you to take this week important to moms and...
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May is AAPI Heritage Month: Asian Americans Are Part of the American Fabric

April 29, 2021
Today is the first day of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and shine a spotlight on Asian Americans as part of the American fabric. This year, such recognition is particularly important because of the current violence against our community. The size of the...
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It's Time to #BanMenthol

April 27, 2021
As April comes to a close, a key public health deadline is approaching – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has until April 29, 2021 to decide whether it will move forward in removing menthol cigarettes from the market. The vast majority of Black American smokers – 85% - use menthol cigarettes,...
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SPECIAL DELIVERY PHOTOS: #CareCantWait Kites

April 26, 2021
“Care can't wait. Now is the time to lift those who care for us so our economy and society can soar!” That's the message MomsRising members in Arizona, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania delivered to their respective U.S. Senators during the April Congressional Recess. These Kite...
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Immigrants will help us recover! SIGN to support a pathway to citizenship!

April 19, 2021
Immigrants are a vital part of our essential workforce, the care infrastructure, our communities, and our families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become even more apparent as immigrants played and continue to play an integral role in our care infrastructure as caregivers and other...
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