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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 24, 2019

October 25, 2019
Know what's spookier than a bump in the night? Not speaking out about issues that matter to women and families! We're here to help, with this week's round-up of top actions. Please scroll down and make sure you've signed them all, then be sure to share with family and friends too. Because together...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019
Did you watch the first all-female spacewalk today? WOW! We are inspired. Now let's each be superstars by signing and sharing our list of top 5 Actions from the past week! We're kicking things off with an important flu season-related call for Congress to support the Healthy Families Act, which...
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Quick action to overturn the Hyde abortion ban!

October 4, 2019
This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the enactment of the Hyde Amendment. This harmful amendment restricts government funds from being used to cover abortion—except in extremely limited circumstances—essentially ensuring that low-income women (and people of all gender identities) can’t access the same rights to safe, legal abortion as the rest of the population. Urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor the EACH Woman Act which would repeal the Hyde Amendment!
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Rowe-Finkbeiner Testifies on Making It More Affordable to Raise a Family

September 10, 2019
We need to attack the challenges from multiple angles – better, fairer wages, updating our outdated policies, and making basic necessities more affordable. We need to move quickly to pass the FAMILY Act, the Childcare for Working Families Act, the Working Families Tax Relief Act, the MOMS Act, the Healthy Families Act, the Maternal CARE Act, and the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights; as we also raise the federal minimum wage and have it cover all workers, ensure everyone has access to health care coverage, make college and housing affordable, and more.
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Big Win on Menstrual Equity!

September 3, 2019
Remember our campaign for menstrual equity in May ? WE WERE HEARD! For a quick refresher, menstrual equity is all about a ccess to safe, affordable menstrual hygiene products. According to Rep. Grace Meng, “It is a human right, which is why I will do everything I can to ensure these items are...
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Brand New Risers Radio: BOOM!

July 17, 2019
We have an all new episode of our Risers Radio show: Breaking Through this week. Our diverse panel of guests join us for a robust conversation as we discuss deeper the concept of fair pay and how that relates to soccer. We’ll hear about why and how healthcare is under threat again and what...
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All New Risers Radio: We Can Do Hard Things!

July 1, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we cover the horrors happening to children and families in detention centers in the US and how you can help. We’ll hear top takeaways from the #DemDebate, discuss the #MomPlatform, and what’s next with Debate Bingo. We’ll get the latest on the fight for abortion care...
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A Rising Tide

June 30, 2019
This past spring, I was honored to attend "A Rising Tide: Understanding Incarceration's Multigenerational Impact on Women, Girls, and Communities" an event organized by the Maternity Care Coalition of Philadelphia. The event brought together experts and advocates from around the country who spoke on a range of topics from incarcerated pregnant women to juvenile detention, to the massive disparities faced by trans and nonbinary folks within our incarceration and policing systems.
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Ban the bans!

June 30, 2019
In New Jersey, activists came together to talk about the bans and what folks could do to ensure that abortion stayed legal and accessible in their state and beyond.
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Quick Signature: Tell Congress to support the Women’s Health Protection Act!

June 25, 2019
Last Friday, Missouri came one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation without an abortion clinic when its health department rejected a license renewal for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood location. Across the country, women’s reproductive rights are under attack — now more than ever...
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