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What I Learned From My Mother: The Power to Change the World

May 8, 2014
My mother taught me to “reach for the stars.” My mother taught me to believe in myself and to believe deeply and passionately for all that I strive for. She told if I am true to myself, that I can accomplish anything. Today, I am a national spokesperson on climate change action and advocacy. I am...
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#WhatMothersNeed: For Our Children to be Protected from Toxic Chemicals

May 6, 2014
MN.jpg Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I’ve been seeing more and more ads in my Facebook feed for Mother’s Day gifts. I’m not interested in a new necklace or a massage (OK a massage does sound nice…). The best gift I could possibly receive is the knowledge that the products I buy in the store...
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Being a Low-Income Mother; Then and Now

May 6, 2014
In 1996, Bill Clinton officially announced that motherhood was not work. He did this through his Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act . This legislation stated that people could no longer receive benefits unless they fulfilled 30 hours per week of out-of-home work requirements. Clinton...

A Mother’s View on College- and Career-Ready Standards

May 6, 2014
By Leticia de la Vara, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, NCLR When my daughter was born 12 years ago, I was a young, scared mom. I wasn’t sure about much in terms of mothering, but I knew one thing: my daughter would own her future and deserved the best from me in order to get there...
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Moms Know How to Unite Us: Congress Should Follow their Lead and Pass FAMILY Act

May 5, 2014
Mothers often act us “uniters” in families, whether it’s settling petty sibling squabbles, or managing the more serious rifts and challenges that so many families face. And, more and more, moms bring families together as primary or sole breadwinners. Given this role, perhaps it’s not surprising...
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The Evidence Is In—and More Former Cheerleaders Bring Facts to Light

May 1, 2014
Sometimes you know in your heart you’re right, but having solid facts at your disposal helps make the case if you get challenged.
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via Ebony: The Coolest Black Family in America, No. 40

April 23, 2014
Congratulations to MomsRising.org Senior Campaign Director Monifa Bandele and her husband Lumumba Bandele on being named one of Ebony's "Coolest Black Families in America"!
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The Surprising Truth Behind Tax Day: Where Your Taxes Go

April 14, 2014
If you groan about Tax Day, you’re certainly not alone. But what if Tax Day was something we could be proud of as members of a democracy? Would you feel differently about paying taxes if you knew they were going to support public services that you, your family, and your community rely on – such as...
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An Ode To Rebel Parents

April 9, 2014
We parents can be such a smug bunch, and the internet only makes it that much easier for us to lob our judgments wherever we see fit: How dare you take your two young children on a treacherous deep-sea voyage!! -from The New York Times . What kind of mother are you to allow your 8-year-old son...

Proud to be our ‘Brother and Sister Keeper’ – Thank you Obama

March 8, 2014
This post originally appeared on Arit Essien's blog The Project C On Thursday, February 27, I proudly stood with those who came to the White House to celebrate President Barack Obama’s official announcement of “My Brother’s Keeper.” A lot of people had waited for this announcement for a very long...
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