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The Little Red Hen and Social Security

January 9, 2017
I value self-reliance. In fact, my favorite book as a young child was “The Little Red Hen,” with the chorus, “I’ll do it myself,” said the Little Red Hen. “And so she did”. In the story, the Little Red Hen asks for help from the other barnyard animals each step of the way in harvesting ingredients...

5 Ways To Introduce Activism To Your Kids With #MomsReading

January 9, 2017
Our kids are listening. And with all of the toxic rhetoric that seemed to dominate the conversation in 2016 , it is more important than ever to talk to our families about diversity, inclusion, and activism to help build a better future going into 2017. Wondering how to get started? We’ve got you...
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NO! To hate and bigotry becoming the new normal

January 6, 2017
I’m typing this to you from my dining room table in Seattle, Washington. My daughter is doing homework across from me. Just a few feet away my son is playing a video game to a background of rocking techno. Our puppy is intermittently trying to hop in my lap and share her soggy toy. My email inbox...
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Moral March Against Trump's Cabinet of Bigotry

January 6, 2017
Two weeks ago, MomsRising joined dozens of DC area faith leaders on Capitol Hill to pray together and speak out against the bigotry, systemic racism and white nationalism of Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for Attorney General. Now, civil right leaders and interfaith clergy are planning a Moral...
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Parents are speaking out for the Affordable Care Act!

December 21, 2016
Last week, a team of us from MomsRising spread out and met with nearly half of the U.S. Senators' healthcare staff about the importance not unilaterally kicking 30,000,000 people off healthcare coverage. We delivered stories from MomsRising members from across the country and life saver candies to...
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"You may not get hit with the bullet, but it still hurts you."

December 20, 2016
My name is Alton Lucas, and I lost two people dear to me to gun violence – my dad and my nephew. I know gun safety is a hot-button issue that’s all over the news these days. But if there’s one organization that I trust to bring people to the table to actually make change – it’s MomsRising. I live...
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Together, we can make Washington the next state to pass paid family and medical leave! Will you join us?

December 16, 2016
We're building MOMentum in Washington on paid family and medical leave -- and we need YOU! Click here to RSVP to join our "Mom-In" in Olympia on January 10th to launch the 2017 campaign for paid family leave! What’s a “Mom In"!?! Well, it’s when moms, and anyone who has ever had a mom, come...
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Stand Up, Speak Out Against Trump's Anti-Family Cabinet Appointees

December 13, 2016
Donald Trump became President-Elect because he prevailed in the Electoral College, but Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.6 million votes . In other words, the American People did not give Donald Trumpa mandate to enact an extremist agenda aimed at destroying some of our most...
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On Democracy and Paid Family and Medical Leave

December 12, 2016
“Mommy, you do…de-de-democracy.” That was my daughter’s recent assessment of my career. As a three-year old-her grasp of the term ‘democracy’ may be slightly tenuous, but her comment left me both amused and reflective. Does our work trying to improve the quality of jobs in the U.S. count as...
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Breastfeeding is a human right

December 9, 2016
December 10 is Human Rights Day . And right before the Human Rights Day this year, I received an e-mail from a mother, upset that her employer doesn’t support breastfeeding and that her supervisor told her “Not only breastfeeding moms are good moms, formula is as good.” I was saddened. I am sad...
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