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Families & The Federal Budget

15 Washington State Fellows dedicated to bringing equity, and healing to their communities, and MomsRising.

June 30, 2022
Being a parent is a selfless act. For many, advocacy is reimagined here. The dreams of a brighter future for our children and communities is our motivation. Our Washington state Fellows of 2022-2023 encompass selflessness, determination, and vulnerability as they step more deeply into the shared...
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Feed Your Baby: Formula Shortage Newsletter 2

June 30, 2022
I know the past few weeks have been challenging ones to be parents and caretakers. In these difficult times we really appreciate you continuing to be engaged, advocating for what our families need, and sharing your stories. Speaking of stories, we want to know if you are still having trouble...
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TELL CONGRESS: Take action to end the baby formula shortage!

June 15, 2022
The infant formula shortage has been going on for months now and we just learned that most states are experiencing a 74% out-of-stock rate, with 10 states seeing even higher rates near 90%.
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Formula Shortage Roundtable with HHS Assistant Secretary

June 14, 2022
Recently, Elyssa Schmier VP of Government Relations for MomsRising hosted a roundtable with HHS Assistant Secretary of Health Admiral Rachel Levine to share baby formula shortage stories from families, dispel myths and misinformation, and educate families on guidance for how to safely feed your baby.
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Formula Shortage Newsletter 1: Feed Your Baby

June 3, 2022
Here is the first Feed Your Baby: #FormulaShortage newsletter. We know this is a very stressful time for so many parents trying to find infant formula for their babies - and we are here for you as part of your support team. Check out the below update and resources you can use!
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May 19, 2022
The news has been overwhelming about the baby formula shortage. If you have a child under the age of 1 and are dealing with this, like I am, I know how stressful, scary, and frustrating the shortage is. You are not in this alone. MomsRising is here to help share information with you about how to...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022
We started the week energized by the hundreds of powerful stories you shared with us during the first ever MOMibuster! Thank you!! During the MOMibuster more than 98,000 views happened! Thank you also for tuning in! We hope you were able to sit back and be inspired by how each of our care stories...
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Formula update: The bottle is starting to look half full.

May 13, 2022
Due to a historic recall of some forms of baby formula, there is now a nationwide shortage of formula and it’s a very big deal, reaching a crisis point for many families. (¿Busca información en español sobre la escasez de fórmula para bebés? MamásConPoder la tiene. Haga clic aquí .) Here’s what’s...
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¡Emergencia de escasez de fórmula para bebés!

May 12, 2022
Debido a un retiro histórico de algunas formas de fórmula para bebés, ahora hay una escasez de fórmula en todo el país y es un gran problema. Esto es lo que está pasando: A fines de febrero, la FDA anunció el mayor retiro de fórmula para bebés en la historia reciente después de que dos bebés...
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Baby formula shortage emergency!

May 11, 2022
A month and a half ago I took a regular trip to the store to buy formula for my 8 month old son. By the time I got to the third store and saw no baby formula in sight I started to panic. I knew this wasn’t normal and something was wrong. Due to a historic recall of some forms of baby formula, there is now a nationwide shortage of formula and it’s a very big deal and not getting nearly enough attention.
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