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Risers Radio: When Women Win Our Communities Win

January 8, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we talk about the many reasons to celebrate that historic numbers of women and people of color just took office in the U.S. House and what it could mean to our daily lives. Join us and get the inside scoop on when, where, and why to march this January 19th from the co-...
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At Last! Tennessee Governor Frees Cyntoia Brown, Victim of Trafficking Who Was Unjustly Convicted

January 7, 2019
Fair-minded people across the country are celebrating today’s long overdue move by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking who has already served 15 years in prison. We applaud Gov. Haslam for taking this step. Cyntoia deserves to be free. Our...
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Making Streets Safer Across the Nation

January 4, 2019
Complete streets policies make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring people can safely get where they need – to work, school, the library, grocery store, restaurants and shopping destinations. The good news is that 30 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted complete streets policies; however, only 17 of those have policies that go deeper with clear requirements for action. Thankfully, organizations across the country are working to resolve this issue. Read below to learn more about the recent successes in Milwaukee and other complete streets campaigns...
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Quick Signature to Help Save Our Democracy!

January 4, 2019
Woot! This week we are celebrating the historic swearing in of more women and people of color than ever to the 116th Congress!! We are on a roll! Who we elect has an impact on our lives, our community, and our country. So you know what’s next on our to do list? (Aside from ending the President’s...
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I’m fighting to save mothers’ lives. Join me.

December 28, 2018
Patrisse Cullors is a Senior Fellow for Maternal Justice at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. A project she leads, the “C-section Chronicles,” seeks to reduce the stigma that comes with having a c-section and give voice to the many mothers who continue to be vulnerable in hospitals...
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UPDATED! Let Cyntoia know you are with her!

December 21, 2018
*** Did you see this campaign? MomsRising is fighting for Cyntoia Brown, and your signature is still urgently needed. Please take a few moments to sign our petition asking Governor Haslam to grant Cyntoia Brown clemency NOW! Read on for all the details, and thank you for all you do. *** Yesterday...
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A Unanimous Voice in Support of Students

December 18, 2018
On October 2, the Graham County School Board quietly joined all the other 114 local school districts in North Carolina by voting to prohibit the use of corporal punishment in the public schools. Thus, for the first time in the history of our state (as well as the colony before it), no students...
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In Honor of Her: Venida Browder and her fight for justice told by her son Deion Browder.

December 18, 2018
On June 6th 2015, the news of Kalief Browder’s untimely death was mourned across the country. Kalief at sixteen had been arrested for theft of a backpack, a crime he contended he did not commit. Subsequently, he was detained without being charged with a crime at Rikers Island simply because his...
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Last #RisersRadio Show: Winning!

December 17, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week we cover some spectacular recent wins in Congress, like the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and SNAP in the Farm Bill, and how real people made them happen; we also cover a new report on uninsured kids and the importance of children having access to healthcare; then we...
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We Must Protect Our Children America!

December 14, 2018
Six years ago today, December 14 started off like an ordinary morning in classrooms across our country. Children rushed in to school bundled against the cold, chatting and laughing and trying to contain all of their extra energy and excitement from the bright holiday season. Concerts were scheduled...
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