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Maternal Justice

Send a thank you to Gov. Murphy for standing up for maternal health!

June 7, 2019
In the past few weeks, New Jersey took a MAJOR step forward in addressing our state’s maternal health crisis when Governor Phil Murphy signed five maternal health bills into law. The passing and signing of these bills is crucial because currently, our state ranks 45th out of 50 states in terms of...
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Mayor de Blasio: Fire the NYPD officers who killed #EricGarner and #DelrawnSmall

June 3, 2019
Two fathers lost their lives to police misconduct and yet, no police officers have been held accountable. Mayor de Blasio made many promises in his campaign to lead New York City. Central to his platform was police reform, increased transparency, and greater police accountability. Leading up to his...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending a woman's right to choose, demanding justice for Eric Garner, Delrawn Small and Tamir Rice, and speaking up for child nutrition programs and pregnant workers. Your voice is urgently needed;...
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#GoodNews This Week: Paid Leave in NC, VoteRunLead, & More!

May 24, 2019
VICTORY IN NC! State employees of any North Carolina department, agency, board or commission under the oversight of the Governor can access up to eight weeks of paid parental leave after giving birth or four weeks of paid parental leave after a partner gives birth or to bond with and care for a...
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Don't Just Worry About My Child, Care For My People

May 22, 2019
Having a child always seemed overwhelming even though I have worked in education throughout my career. I was terrified to bring a black child into this world, knowing how hard it would be for them. However, when your father dies and mother suffers a stroke, your priorities change. I was blessed to...
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Implicit bias in California is costing lives

May 20, 2019
Join us to urge the California state Legislature to support SB 464, the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act to address alarming racial disparities in maternal health in our state!
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Not about abortion

All New #RisersRadio: This Is NOT A Drill

May 20, 2019
On the #BreakingThrough radio show this week we cover the attack on women’s bodily autonomy and what you can do to protect your rights. We talk about what’s happening in Washington DC that’s hopeful and not-so-hopeful, including conversations around impeachment. We’ll also discuss the good news...
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Born Too Soon, Redux: We Need to Help Moms Optimize their Birth Spacing

May 15, 2019
B y: Laura Vricella, MD I sat on the edge of her hospital bed. Mary had arrived just 48 hours ago, tears streaming, and with agonized screams delivered her 24-week infant son on the ambulance gurney. There was not even time for her to change into a hospital gown. She was in shock that she was no...
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#DeltaDumpsPumps Milspouse forced to hand-express in a toilet after Delta confiscates her pump

May 14, 2019
We can't believe this is still happening. Renowned photographer and Navy spouse Shannon O'Hara is no stranger to managing travel while lactating. But yesterday, Delta Airlines violated their own policy which states "Delta fully supports a woman’s right to breastfeed on board Delta and Delta...
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Standing Up for Maternal Health at Mom Congress 2019

May 14, 2019
The United States has the worst maternal death rates of any developed country, with Black women dying at 3-4 times the rates of white women, this rate remains unchanged when accounting for income, education and economic status. Maternal death rates for women overall in the U.S. doubled in the past...
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