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The Death of BPA?

November 23, 2009
At MomsRising, we've been working for years to keep kids safe from toxic Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food containers and bottles. We've generated tens of thousands of letters to Congress and state legislatures, and sent pages of petition signatures to manufacturers. We've made progress -- but we still...
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Join us on Mon., 11/23 -- Stand Strong for Inclusive Health Reform (SF)

November 20, 2009
Join us on Mon., 11/23 -- Stand Strong for Inclusive Health Reform (SF) Communities of color from across California are gathering at the health reform table because we are part of this country. Back in Washington, DC, people like Rep. Joe Wilson represent America’s worst. On Monday, November 23, in...

Pin Congress Down on Facebook!

November 20, 2009
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives approved their health reform bill by a razor-thin margin. Now, opponents of health reform (i.e., highly-paid insurance industry lobbyists) are working to make sure that comprehensive health reform is stopped in the Senate. It's time to remind...
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Continuing the Drumbeat for Breastfeeding Rights.

November 16, 2009
Breastfeeding rights is a big topic with MomsRising members. In fact, as we were developing this blog to update our members and allies on the current status of breastfeeding legislation, the issue again came to the attention of the MomsRising team when several MomsRising members expressed concern...

We Need Food Safety: Ashley's Story

November 12, 2009
My five-year-old daughter Ashley loves to swim, go to ballet class and tag along after her big sister Isabella. To the world, Ashley is a picture of health and vitality. While she appears to be thriving, my husband and I struggle to deal with her multiple daily medications, a severely restricted...

Don’t know your exact due date? That will be $2,100.

November 12, 2009
Click Here to See Video! A few months ago, when I was starting my third trimester with my second child, I finally resolved our hospital bill for our first baby. She was born in the fall of 2007. I was hoping we’d have better luck the second time around, but it wasn’t to be. This video is the story...
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November 9, 2009
Late Saturday night, the House of Representatives voted on the historic healthcare reform legislation that has been heavily debated for the past few months. After long summer months where our legislators went back to their home districts to listen to their constituents talk about their healthcare...

Why Support for Breastfeeding Matters More than Ever

November 4, 2009
The Mommy Wars have taken a perilous and troubling new direction: questioning the value of breastfeeding. The American Pediatric Association, however says plainly , "Human milk is uniquely superior for infant feeding." While the AAP recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months and...

Um...What's Chemical Security and Why Should I Care?

November 3, 2009
Chemical security is probably not something you think about every day, nor should it be! As parents, we have enough to worry about. That’s why we need government and businesses to do their jobs to minimize the risks our families face from toxic chemicals. Did you know that this summer in North...
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Kids in Health Care Reform -- Beyond Fat Babies & Underweight Toddlers

October 28, 2009
So far, the news about kids in health reform has been dominated by a fat baby and an underweight toddler. Earlier this month, we learned about a healthy 4-month old boy, Alex Colorado , who was denied coverage by Rocky Mountain Health Plan for being “overweight.” A week later, we heard about a two-...