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Celebrate Pride with Rainbow Snacks

June 14, 2019
It shouldn’t take Pride Month to talk to our kids about the impact that LBGTQ people have had in our communities, country, and the world. But now’s as good a time as any, since this month the rainbow flags are flying high and proud, and you can’t scroll through your feed without seeing rainbow-...
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Voices for Healthy Kids School Wellness

Kansas City, MO: New School District Wellness Policy Aims to Create a Culture of Health at School

May 21, 2019
Within Kansas City, MO, a baby born in one neighborhood had a life expectancy 15 years shorter than a child born just a few miles away. Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO),a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, responded to the challenge in many ways. That comprehensive approach to improving health, particularly in neighborhoods that historically have lacked access to financial investment and opportunities, helped Kansas City win a 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
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Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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Help Close the Hunger Gap for School Children this Summer!

May 17, 2019
1 out of every 5 children in North Carolina struggles with hunger. Schools are key to providing healthy free or reduced price breakfast and lunch to these children; for some students, school meals are the only nutritious meals they will eat that day. One child even shared with his teacher how much...
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Hunger Delivery

NC Moms on the Ground Spreading Awareness about Hunger!

May 7, 2019
On the morning of May 7th, MomsRising members & their children showed up at the NC General Assembly to spread awareness about the large number of hungry families in our state. At the same time, many of our 47,000 members across North Carolina were backing us up with emails to their lawmakers...
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Ending Child Poverty Now

May 3, 2019
“I would come home and there would be no electricity, I would have no water to bathe in. Sometimes there wouldn’t be food, there would just be water in the refrigerator.” –Taylor, honored by the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas with a Beat the Odds® scholarship No child should have to worry where her...
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Trump Budget Update!

SIGNATURE NEEDED: Trump’s budget hurts moms & families!

March 21, 2019
President Trump released his FY2020 budget last week and no surprises here— he slashed funding for programs that boost our families and kids in order to pay for his wasteful wall and tax cuts to the 1% and Wall Street. I’ll be blunt: President Trump seems to have forgotten that people like you and...
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#GoodNews This Week: Child Nutrition and More!

March 15, 2019
VICTORY! EVEN MORE good news in the work to stop private prison financing! Thanks to your work, signing and delivering petitions, showing up at your local Wells Fargo (and Chase) bank branches to ask about their decision to finance private prisons that detain immigrant families, we have made...
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Top Actions of the Past Week: March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019
Our hearts are breaking for all the victims, survivors and families, and for the entire Muslim community, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The violence that took place yesterday is horrendous. Around the world, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, churches and all places of worship should be a...
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Continued Cruel Threats to Hungry Families and Children

March 15, 2019
Once again children and families are under attack. After failing in past efforts to slash funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps), the Trump administration is taking a new approach to crippling the program millions of families in the United States...
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