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Honoring Birmingham’s Great Children’s Crusade Which Changed Our Nation

May 11, 2018
“Daddy,” the boy said, “I don't want to disobey you, but I have made my pledge. If you try to keep me home, I will sneak off. If you think I deserve to be punished for that, I'll just have to take the punishment. For, you see, I'm not doing this only because I want to be free. I...
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Thousands of NC teachers & parents marching May 16. Join us!

May 11, 2018
When it comes to our kids, it’s personal. Every day the majority of North Carolina’s children spend most of their waking hours in our state’s public schools. Sadly, for the last decade NC’s schools have been consistently underfunded, leaving North Carolina ranked in the bottom half of the nation in...
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How can we keep NC's kids smiling? Oral health matters for NC

May 11, 2018
Few things touch a parent’s heart like the smile of a child. Unfortunately, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of early childhood and the health consequences can be painful, lifelong, and even deadly. Here in North Carolina many families struggle to access oral health care. In focus...
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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

May 11, 2018
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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NC school district closed for day of action? Resources to help!

May 10, 2018
On May 16th, thousands of NC teachers, parents, students, and public school supporters will be headed to Raleigh for the March for Students and the Rally for Respect. Why May 16th? Because it’s the first day of the 2018 legislative session and, as lawmakers reconvene to review the state budget,...
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Moving Beyond Patriarchy: What Mushrooms Can Teach Us

May 8, 2018
The system of patriarchy is a historic construct; it has a beginning; it will have an end. -- Gerda Lerner An unexpected source, Steve Bannon, recently declared the certainty of patriarchy’s demise, pronouncing: "The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo 10,000 years of recorded history." May...
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Fact of the Week: Nearly 70 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since FY10

May 8, 2018
Out of the 181 programs tracked by the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) that assist low-income people, 125 saw funding cuts from FY 2010 to FY 2018 after taking inflation into account. But it wasn’t just inflation eroding the value of the funding. New research by CHN found that more than 40 percent of the programs were cut by 15 percent or more, and nearly 30 percent of the programs were slashed by 25 percent or more. Only 56 programs, or less than one in three, actually received an increase in funding over this time.
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How To Hack Politics For The Good on #RisersRadio

April 27, 2018
Join us on the radio show this week! Listen in as we cover the Farm Bill and SNAP; the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon at MIT: how to talk across political differences; and the best tips for organizing. *Special guests include: Ellen Vollinger, FRAC, @fractweets , @emv52 ; Catherine D'...
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Head Smacker: The theory of winners and losers

April 27, 2018
For the rich and corporations, working more means investing their money. For the poor, it means increasing hours of work.
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Calling Durham, NC parents of kids 0-8: we need your opinion!

April 26, 2018
Calling all Durham parents and caregivers of kids 0-8: we need your opinion! What’s been your experience with preschool or other childcare arrangements? What would your preferences be for early care and education for your children? We want to know! Can you quickly share your thoughts? These are...
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