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How to Be Awesome at a Town Hall Near You!

February 7, 2017
When members of Congress are on recess and return home, many host town hall meetings so they can hear from constituents like you. Lawmakers thrive on contact from the people who live in their districts to gauge what their constituents care about most. The voices of parents are especially powerful...
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'The Children of America Lost Today’ When U.S. Senate Confirmed Betsy DeVos to Serve as United States Secretary of Education

February 7, 2017
Every Senator who voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education today should be ashamed. They put allegiance to an unpopular and dysfunctional president over the best interests of our children, our education system, our economy and our country – and above the wishes of their...
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Washington State MomsForce: 5 Actions in 5 Minutes

February 3, 2017
Wow – it has been a big week. Families in Washington state and across the country are still reeling from the harmful directives coming from the new administration. Now, more than ever, Washingtonians are counting on the power of state and local advocacy to move the dial for children and families...
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Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.

January 31, 2017
I’ve been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to register my opposition to the new regime. Participating in the Women’s March — if you count satellite protests...
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#KeepMarching — Top 5 Actions You Can Do Right This Very Second

January 30, 2017
Yikes. Donald Trump has been in office for just one week — and already there are many, many places our voices are urgently needed to protect our country and our families. It can feel overwhelming. But we can do this! Moms, dads, and people are excellent multi-taskers! We won’t let Trump’s tactic of...
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Control our Money, Control Our Destiny: Women’s March 2017

January 26, 2017
I attended the Women’s March in Washington DC over the weekend. It was exhilarating and gave half a million participants an inspiring feeling of “yes we can!” I am still on a high from the sense of power in numbers and community I felt on that day. One of the speakers, Kierra Johnson, the Executive Director of URGE, pointed out in her speech that “If someone else controls your body, it is they and not you that control your destiny.” Amen. I only wish that the women’s march could have articulated a parallel message: if you don’t control your money, you don’t control your destiny either.
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TAKE ACTION: Send Trump a mini Statue of Liberty (and a strong message)

January 26, 2017
After what President Trump has done this week, I’m all about sending thousands of mini Statues of Liberty, along with messages from real people (that’s me & YOU!) about the importance of liberty & justice for ALL--and I do mean ALL-- to Trump Towers across the nation as a reminder of the...
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#WhyIMarch - for myself, for my family, for all of us

January 24, 2017
My name is Nancy and I live in Manchester NH. I am a mother. I am a waitress. I am strong and I am an activist. I have used my life experiences as motivation to speak out about what I believe in. In April of 2012, I gave birth to my first son Hunter. He was already a fighter weighing in at 2 lb 10...
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We Marched! Now We Rise: 5 Actions You Can Do From Anywhere

January 23, 2017
This past Saturday, January 21st, millions of people marched at over 600 Women's Marches across our nation and world. The combined total of people who took to the streets in cities from Washington, D.C. to Seattle and all cities in between is historic. Saturday's marches were the starting line. Now...
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5 Ways For Kids To Fight Injustice With #MomsReading

January 23, 2017
Welcome to our third post in our four part social justice series! In the age of toxic rhetoric dominating conversations in American politics, it is more important than ever to talk to our families about diversity, inclusion, and justice to help build a better future. Wondering how to get started?...
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