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We need paid family leave that works for families, business, and our economy!

June 10, 2017
Yikes! We have a bizarre, tricky, and urgent situation with President Trump and paid family and medical leave -- and we need your help letting Congress know what’s going on so they aren’t fooled. The lowdown: While we were heartened that President Trump’s proposed budget recognized the need for...
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Tips & Tactics for Tackling The Top Topics Facing Our Nation

June 3, 2017
On the radio show this week we hear from US Representative Rosa DeLauro about what’s going on in Congress, what you can do, and about her new book The Least Among Us ; we also discuss gun violence and how to stop it; address hunger in America; and reveal a new, high powered campaign to make sure...
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#iPumpedHere and there

June 2, 2017
According to a study published in the journal Women’s Health Issues , 60% of pumping women don’t have basic workplace accommodations or adequate break times. That’s no news. I personally have pumped in many weird places. I returned to work three months after giving birth as a staff writer at a...
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Breastfeeding Moms Need Places to Pump!

June 1, 2017
Let’s talk about some moments of motherhood that aren’t covered in the Hallmark cards. Like that time my baby spit up all over my face, and maybe in my mouth a little (SO GROSS!)? Or the times at work when I had to pump breastmilk in my car instead of in my sleek office? On that last part, I know I...
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Protect Access to Health Care & SNAP by Visiting Your Members of Congress

May 26, 2017
It’s an emergency! Your voice is needed — and is powerful! Sign up to drop by your members of Congress' office(s) to drop off, or share, important materials on health care and SNAP (food stamps). We'll send you everything you need for a successful visit! Sign up here:
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You Pumped Where?!

May 3, 2017
I laugh about it now; all the ridiculous places I’ve had to pump breastmilk. I share horror stories with my friends about having to pump in my car, in a bathroom, and that one time I pumped in the busy lobby of an office building! “Wait, you pumped WHERE?!?!” is a common response to these stories...
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Moms On The Front Lines of the Resistance - 1st 100 days!

April 28, 2017
THANK YOU! Through all the political chaos that’s happened since Trump took the White House we’ve been blown away by the impact at the state and federal levels of the over million members, and millions of readers, of MomsRising who have been raising their voices in high impact ways for the last ten...
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#MilitaryMonday: Madre, esposa, inmigrante, soldado

April 25, 2017
Me llamo Brishithe Tovar y nací en Guatemala. Mi familia y yo emigramos a California cuando tenía 9 años después de que mi madre fuera asaltada a mano armada cuando tenía 6 meses de embarazo. El trauma y el estrés fueron tan severos que mi mamá desarrolló presión arterial peligrosamente alta y...
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#MilitaryMonday: Mom, Wife, Immigrant, Soldier

April 24, 2017
My name is Brishithe Tovar and I was born in Guatemala. My family and I migrated to California when I was 9 years old after my mother got robbed at gunpoint when she was 6 months pregnant. The shock and stress was so severe, my mom developed dangerously high blood pressure and temporary blindness,...
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Does Breastfeeding Kill or Does Fear Mongering Work?

April 12, 2017
Originally posted on Kimberly Seals Allers' blog . Losing a child is a tragedy. As the Internet buzzed with the story of Jillian Johnson and the death of her son Landon, our hearts ached. Every mother, every human, feels her pain. Often, the best you can glean from any tragedy are important lessons...
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