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#5Actions of the Week: March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018
With the student leaders’ call to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE still ringing in our ears, MomsRising is gearing up to make sure as many people as possible heed that call. Through our #MomsVote program, we're getting ready to get out the vote — including making sure as many people as possible are registered and...
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Trump Administration Decision to Imprison More Pregnant Immigrant Women “Cruel, Inhumane and Indefensible”

March 30, 2018
In another shocking move designed to terrorize the immigrant community, the Trump administration announced yesterday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will detain many more pregnant women who are awaiting deportation proceedings in court. This move is cruel, inhumane and absolutely...
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Women and Mass Incarceration

March 30, 2018
A conversation between ACLU and MomsRising. Women and Mass Incarceration #MaternalJustice
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Black Women's Maternal Health and #MaternalJustice

March 19, 2018
Black women currently die from childbirth-related causes at 3-4x the rate of White women. This rate has not changed for almost six decades. Black mamas’ maternal mortality/morbidity is a continuation of ongoing systemic racism + oppression.
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Best Of Show Roundup on #RisersRadio!

March 19, 2018
Breaking Through is off this week, but we rounded up some of our favorite recent moments for this "Best Of" episode! This week we cover the intersection of art, culture, representation and politics with Jessica Byrd, a woman who was named the January Woman to Watch by Essence Magazine, “12 New...
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Police Accountability Initiative Will ‘Make WA a Safer Place for Everyone’

March 9, 2018
Last night, the Washington legislature passed Initiative 940, a ballot measure brought by the De-Escalate Washington Coalition. Legislators also passed a clarifying bill, HB 3003, the result of months of deliberations between families affected by police violence, the De-Escalate Washington...
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#5Actions of the Week: February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
Did you know stories are one of our most powerful tools for changing hearts and minds? Stories are personal, they're real, and they really paint the picture of what's really happening on the ground. MomsRising has brought your stories around the importance of healthcare, early learning and food...
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Women in Detention and Separation of Families 1.29 Tweetchat

February 20, 2018
MomsRising, along with special guests Women’s Refugee Commission and Human Rights Watch holds a Tweetchat on the topic of W omen in Detention and Separation of Families.
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Heart Disease Disproportionately Affects Black Women

February 7, 2018
By: Alexandria Hill, MD Increasingly, women with cardiac disease are getting pregnant. We typically associate cardiac disease with people who have had a heart attack or open-heart surgery. But, as a physician and a cardiac patient myself, I think about the people born with heart abnormalities or...
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