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Roses are Red, and Lipstick (Still) has Lead

February 16, 2009
Any day now, President Obama will name the head of the Food and Drug Administration, and the question is: Will the new FDA revive its passion for the public interest, or continue giving consumers the toxic kiss off?

Devil's in the Details: Toxic Toys vs. Sock Puppets

February 10, 2009
Today we celebrate the implementation of a bi-partisan triumph! It is now illegal to sell toys with dangerous lead and chemical content to children. And millions of American parents and children can breathe a bit easier.
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Toxic Schools and the Stimulus Package

January 30, 2009
Did you know that there were no federal and very few states laws that ban the building of schools on or near contaminated areas? I know I was shocked when I first learned this and every time I ask that question I get the same kind of response that I had. Are you kidding me?
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Consumer Protection Smackdown: Happy Meal Toys vs. Sock Puppets?

January 29, 2009
We said we’d never do it, but of course we do. Like millions of Americans, we sometimes feed fast food to the kids. And yes, we do let the kids keep the toys! As the parent of a toddler who will chew on anything, I fear these toys. Remember the dangerous lead levels found in toys from China, leading to massive recalls in 2007?
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Our voices were heard: No wait-list for Healthy Families!

December 18, 2008
Congratulations! Last week California members sent over 3,600 letters to Governor Schwarzenegger and our legislators in Sacramento to oppose a proposed wait-list for kids' healthcare coverage. Our voices were heard!

Toxic chemicals found in 1 of 3 children's toys

December 5, 2008
Starting your holiday shopping this week? The LAST thing you want to be giving the children and babies on your list is dangerous chemicals like lead and arsenic.
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We really mean it - no toxic toys for our kids!

November 25, 2008
You can't take your eyes off them for a second. No, I'm not talking about the kids. This time, it's the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monkeying around with toxic toys.
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Guiding Principles for Chemical Regulatory Reform for the Obama transition government

November 20, 2008
I got a call the other day from a mother in Louisiana whose two year old daughter had started growing breasts. Today, there came another call from a mom who is anguishing over the plastic baby bottles she has been using for her children.

Nov 2008: A Dialog Among Organizations Working to Build a Family-Friendly America

November 18, 2008
POST-ELECTION WRAP-UP AND LOOKING FORWARD This year we had the pleasure of working with MomsRising members to elevate key family issues for candidates through personal communications to candidates and media displays at the Democratic and Republican conventions. Our members also worked hard to get...
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Women Sealed The Deal

November 10, 2008
For the last two years, I've been writing and telling anyone who would listen that American women could elect the next president, if only they voted. Well, this time they did, and there is no doubt that women were a decisive factor in the election of Barack Obama.