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TFK Report: Tobacco's Harms on Women and Girls

Tobacco’s Devastating Impact on Women & Girls

May 26, 2021
The tobacco industry has long understood the importance of recruiting women and girls as customers and has a long history of targeting them.
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Community Program Teaches D.C. Residents How to Be Their Own Best Advocates

May 26, 2021
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And if by chance there isn’t a way, there’s Beatrice Evans.
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ICYMI Last Week: Rising for Reproductive Rights, Broadband Benefit, Celebrating Malaka and More!

May 24, 2021
Catch up on some of the important stuff that happened in the MomsRising community last week. [05/22/2021]
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Trans rights are human rights.

May 14, 2021
It’s only April, yet already in 2021 more than thirty states have introduced anti-trans laws that endanger the lives of trans youth. We must ensure trans and LGBTQ youth have access to healthcare in every state.
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Support the EACH Act and Reproductive Justice for All

May 14, 2021
No matter how we feel about abortion, politicians shouldn’t be allowed to deny someone health coverage for it just because they are struggling financially. The EACH Act will guarantee coverage for abortion without restrictions based on how much money we have, how we are insured, or where we live.
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
Everything is strange this year, including tax day, which has been moved to May 17th due to the pandemic. But don’t worry, we have some actions to get you excited about taxes!
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Seven Years of Lyme

May 13, 2021
I'm not a layperson. I wasn't lost in the healthcare system. I know healthcare from the inside out. I have been a nurse for 17 years. I researched every doctor before scheduling an appointment. I prepared a list of questions and concerns for each doctor's visit. Yet the outcome was the same as any other patient's story that results in misdiagnosis.
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What questions do you have about the COVID-19 vaccines?

May 11, 2021
Don’t be shy! If you have a question about COVID-19 vaccines, then there surely are also many others who have that same question, too. Share your questions with us and we’ll work to get them answered.
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Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions

May 5, 2021
My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and...
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In a Time of Uncertainty, Let Us Commit to Keeping Our Kids Safe this Mother’s Day

May 5, 2021
Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as...
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