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It's time for moms to ask the questions!

October 23, 2012
Are you headed to a town hall event, election forum, or did you just run into a candidate at the grocery store? Take along our handy list of sample questions that you can use to ask the candidates about issues that are important to women and families. Find out where your candidates stand! And, you...
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Last chance to play 2012 Presidential BINGO together!

October 22, 2012
This is it! The last presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle is tonight. And while the focus of the debate will be on foreign policy, we’re still planning to play presidential debate BINGO because who knows what will happen! Join us! Download your BINGO card here and then get online to watch...
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Amped up for tonight, #risers!

October 16, 2012
The whole MomsRising team is amped up about tonight’s town hall style presidential debate. We’ve got some burning questions including: Will debate moderator Candy Crowley ask the candidates about fair pay, paid leave, the exorbitant cost of child care, and other issues deeply important to women and...
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Waiting for the Zinger...

October 11, 2012
Know what tonight is? It's the only Vice Presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle! Yes, that always unpredictable debate that has spawned zingers like "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy," and the question still lingering on everyone's mind, "Can I call you Joe?" Undoubtedly, we're in for some...
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Uh, hello?!

October 4, 2012
Let's face it: Last night both Governor Romney and President Obama missed a chance to win over women and mom voters. "Missing from the debate: #women #fairpay #childcare #paidsickdays #kids #moderator - #risers #momsvote #Kids2012" We're not alone in feeling this way: The above Tweet that we sent...
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Want to hang out tonight?

October 3, 2012
Want to hang out tonight? Throw some popcorn with us! Tonight, at 6pmPST/9pmEST, we're going to be playing a national game of Presidential Debate BINGO with thousands of moms, dads, kids, neighbors, and people across the country as we watch the debate--and we'd love for you to play too! * Get your...
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Russian Roulette with Our Kids Future?

October 2, 2012
Why we need our Presidential candidates to talk about climate change Personal appeals and more than 160,000 signatures for climate change to be included in Oct. 3 Presidential debate, delivered to The NewsHour offices. This summer, the United States experienced record-high temperatures and...
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Child's crayon drawing of a rainbow and two children

Housing Discrimination Against Mothers is Illegal and Unacceptable: Know Your Rights!

June 7, 2011
“I can't even count the number of times [when trying to rent an apartment] that I was hung up on as soon as I mentioned we had a toddler." Christina, New York “My husband and I were denied a home loan last year due to my being on maternity leave. It was a tremendously frustrating experience, as I...
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Color of Change Calls Out Appalling 'Psychology Today' Article

May 23, 2011
We just heard about this appalling article in Psychology Today from our friends at ColorOfChange.org. Gabriel (on their staff) gave us the go-ahead to share their email about this. Here’s what the ColorOfChange team writes: ************** Nearly 20 years after a black parent documented how hard it...
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UPDATE: Mother of the Decade Video has MOMentum!

May 8, 2010
MomsRising's Mother of the Decade video has now been sent to over a million folks and has received many hundreds of thousands of views. Our blog carnival currently features blog post after blog post with the video: http://www.momsrising.org/blog/2010-mother-of-the-decade-blog-carnival/ Mother's Day...
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