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How a Group of Indigenous Women Runners Triggered a Global Seismic Shift

August 24, 2017
"Whether you were present at Standing Rock or watched on electronic screens around the world, we all felt that energy— we experienced our oneness”
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This Is How Chlorpyrifos, a Toxic Pesticide, Gets Into Our Bodies and Why It's VERY Dangerous for Kids and Pregnant Women

August 24, 2017
Chlorpyrifos is a toxic pesticide that is commonly used in conventional agriculture and widely found on fruits and vegetables. Pediatricians and children’s health experts worry about exposure to chlorpyrifos (and other chemicals in the pesticide class known as organophosphates) because it is a...
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What is Chlorpyrifos? This Harmful Pesticide Should Have Been Banned From Food Years Ago.

August 11, 2017
Chlorpyrifos (pronounced “klor-PEER-a-foss”) is a commonly used pesticide that damages the developing brains of children. Significant science shows that exposures to low levels of chlorpyrifos early in life can lead to increased risk of learning disabilities including reductions in IQ,...
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Why climate change is a spiritual issue

August 3, 2017
Disconnection from our spirit and from Mother Earth is literally killing us, writes Anita Sanchez, author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for the Modern Times.
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First look: Dolores, a Riveting New Documentary about Labor Activist Dolores Huerta

July 28, 2017
MomRising is thrilled to share an exclusive look at the poster for Dolores , a new documentary film about the legendary, and tireless, Dolores Huerta. Directed by Peter Bratt (Follow Me Home, La Mision) and executive produced by Carlos Santana, Dolores opens in select cities across the country in...
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Add your name to say “I am Still In” on Paris

June 9, 2017
This week, a diverse coalition of more than 40 environmental and progressive groups, launched “ I Am Still In ,” a citizen petition to tell the international community that President Donald Trump does not represent the American people on climate. Following the president’s reckless move last week to...
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Senator Gillibrand: Statement on Pres. Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Accord

June 3, 2017
This decision by President Trump to leave the Paris Accord is irresponsibly shortsighted and harmful to the United States. There is no credible doubt that climate change is real and is caused by human activity. We have irrefutable data that temperatures are rising, Arctic ice is melting, sea levels...
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Fue como estar en una película de terror, pero real

June 2, 2017
“Siempre he estado consiente de lo peligroso que los pesticidas pueden ser…pero nunca pensé que algún día tendría que ir a la sala de emergencia a causa de eso”. - Aylin, trabajadora de la col (repollo). Esto fue lo que le sucedió a Aylin de 19 años de edad, y a más de 50 trabajadores de la col,...
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It's called 'having a country'

June 2, 2017
Shouldn’t we all have a stake in ensuring all residents of our nation have safe water to drink, clean air to breath, food on the table, a place to call home, a good education, and quality, affordable health care? Public investments to ensure basic living standards for all Americans should be what we do. It's called “having a country.” President Trump's budget would end that.
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