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#5Actions of the Week: Friday the 13th Edition! (10/13/17)

October 13, 2017
It's Friday the 13th! And just like a low-grade horror flick, the zombie-ish attacks on healthcare just keep coming. We fought to defend affordable healthcare for our families over and over again, and we won't stop now. Please take urgent action on the President's new Executive Order at the top of...
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#5Actions of the Week: October 10, 2017

October 6, 2017
It's been another heavy week, with the tragedy in Las Vegas and the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico weighing heavily on our hearts and minds. But… don’t give up! Never doubt that groups of committed people like us have had - and will continue to have - an impact on issues like these. Sometimes change...
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Check out our new tax explainer video!

October 2, 2017
There's a LOT going on in our nation right now. Amidst the chaos, we’ve created a timely new tax explainer video to discuss what's coming before Congress this week. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on their budget this week and the Senate Budget Committee will begin debate on...
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What can top restaurant chains do to protect their littlest customers from toxic pesticides?

September 22, 2017
As my colleague Miriam discussed here , chlorpyrifos is a highly toxic and commonly used agricultural pesticide that poses serious health risks for consumers , in particular children. The amount of chlorpyrifos residue consumed by one person in a day can add up quickly because many different fruits...
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Chlorpyrifos, a Toxic Pesticide, in Our Food Supply and What This Means for You #FoodFri

September 22, 2017
As a parent, I want to give my child every opportunity available to grow into a healthy adult. I read them books before bedtime, keep an eye on the television programs they're watching and make sure they get their fruits and veggies. And then I heard about Chlorpyrifos. " Chlorpyrifos is a toxic...
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#5Actions of the Week: September 20

September 20, 2017
Did you see the news? Health care is under attack AGAIN! Don’t worry. It’s YOU to the rescue! Buckle your seat belt and join us for this week's line up of priority actions below! We're talking about health care (of course!), early learning, healthy schools, overtime pay, and tax reform. You'll...
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Schools Need to Hear from Parents Like Us!

September 20, 2017
Happy Back to School! It's that time of year when the kids head back, the weather turns cooler, and everything seems to accelerate a bit. It's also a great time of year to make some friendly noise for healthy schools! We have done so much in recent years, from implementing new healthy meal...
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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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