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Raising Kids Who Embrace Race: Why we must, where we begin.

June 22, 2017
Why We Gather. EmbraceRace is about building a strong and nourishing community of practice for parents, guardians, teachers and other caregivers who want to help raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave about race. In this session we — Andrew (Grant-Thomas) and Melissa...
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We're talking Presidential Accountability tonight during our #KeepMarching telephone town hall!

June 22, 2017
We are so excited to hop on the phone with you tonight, 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST , for MomsRising’s #KeepMarching telephone town hall meeting on Presidential accountability, when we'll cover the nuts and bolts of impeachment , how special counsels and independent commissions work, and the current...
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#5Actions for Week of June 19!

June 19, 2017
Summer is in full swing and things are heating up! From presidential accountability, to healthcare, to maternal health.... we need YOUR superhero action powers this week to help make our nation a place where all families can thrive. And you don't need Wonder Woman’s golden lasso or magical...
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I Want to Be My Child’s Primary Caregiver, but My Employer J.P. Morgan Chase Treats That as a Woman’s Job

June 19, 2017
Last week, my wife and I were overjoyed to welcome our second child into this world. Our older son is 2, and our baby son is just nine days old. Being a dad is my crowning achievement in life. I treasure taking our older son to play in the creek near our house, being in the water with him at swim...
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Raise Your Voice (A little bit louder now!)

June 19, 2017
On the radio show today we cover how now’s the time for everyone work together and how we can lift each other; hear from a U.S. Senator on how to have the biggest impact; get the inside scoop on a new study showing the incredible number of people covered by Medicaid in our nation (70 million people...
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Moms Group Calls Police Shooting of Charleena Lyles, Pregnant Mom of Four Suffering a Mental Health Crisis, an ‘Unacceptable Tragedy’

June 19, 2017
Yesterday, Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a black 30-year-old mother of four having a mental health emergency, in front of “several children.” According to the Seattle Times , Lyles had a history of mental health struggles and was three months pregnant with her fifth child...
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American Muslims at the Crossroads: ISPU polls American Muslims

June 15, 2017
UPDATED 6/19/2017: A young Muslim teenager lost her life after being attacked. Read on to learn how to best support Muslim kids across the country who will be feeling unsafe. We remember 17 year old Nabra Hassanen, killed last Friday. *** In the current political climate, American Muslims have been...
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Human Needs Report: Senate health care bill moves, FY18 budget and spending work, $15 minimum wage bill and more

June 12, 2017
Read the Coalition on Human Needs' latest Human Needs Report for articles on the Senate health care bill, budget and spending work, efforts to gut consumer protections, a $15 minimum wage bill, and more.
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Say Her Name: 20 Years of Intersectionality In Action

June 9, 2017
Please join us on June 10th at Columbia's Lerner Hall as we celebrate our 20th Year! Hosted by Columbia's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, the Galawill celebrate our work advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and human rights both in the U.S. and...
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Medicaid is Lifeline to Health Coverage for Families in Rural Arkansas

June 7, 2017
A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the University of North Carolina Rural Health Research Program shows children and adults in small towns and rural areas in Arkansas rely on Medicaid and ARKids First, the health coverage program for children, more than...
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