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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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Voices for Healthy Kids

Equity Through Access to Healthy Food in New York

December 12, 2018
Nearly 1.9 million residents of New York City — almost a quarter of the city’s population — live in lower-income communities with limited access to healthy food retail, and data show they are at risk of poor nutrition and rising rates of heart disease. The American Heart Association in New York City, with support from a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, aims to help residents address these issues by advocating for city funding that will directly impact this outcome.
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The Human Needs Report: Stopgap Spending Measure Passes, Public Charge Comments Submitted, Farm Bill Nears Passage, and More

December 11, 2018
The Coalition on Human Needs just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on the stopgap spending bill, the proposed Public Charge rule, farm bill negotiations, TANF, criminal justice reform, and the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Director.
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Safety In Our Kids' Schools: Providing Social & Emotional Support

December 4, 2018
As a parent, I believe that it is essential that my children feel not just physically safe, but also socially and emotionally safe in their schools. As a mental health professional who has worked in both elementary and high schools, I have seen that physical safety is often the primary focus in...
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#PowerUp With Risers Radio

December 3, 2018
On the radio show this week, we hear about power of YOUR word and YOUR story; how to stop voter suppression and voter intimidation, the fight to end gun violence, and what you can do to stop human rights abuses on our southern border. *Special guests include: Jamia Wilson, award-winning writer and...
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A New Moral and Human Low

November 30, 2018
It has come to this: tear-gassing toddlers. Heartbreaking images of the American government’s attacks on asylum-seekers at the border have emerged over the past several days. In one photo a barefoot child in a diaper sobs, clutching her mother with one hand and a plastic ball—a lone prized...
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GM Factory Closure

GM Layoffs Prove Tax Cuts Hurt, Don’t Help, Workers

November 28, 2018
General Motors’ announcement yesterday that it was idling five North American assembly plants and laying off nearly 15,000 workers proves once again that the only guaranteed winners from corporate tax cuts are corporations and their wealthy shareholders—not local communities and working families...
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Risers Radio: Election Recap!

November 10, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover what’s happening in the race for Governor of Georgia and how you can help address voter suppression; the record breaking numbers of women winning seats in Congress; how moms made wins happen; and how you can protect your ability to vote in the future. Special...
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Where Kids Find Hate Online -- and Tips for How to Handle It

November 9, 2018
Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls , extremists, false information , and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race -- or anything, really -- has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may...
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