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Maternal Justice

I am Permanently and Totally Disabled because of my pregnancy

January 5, 2018
In 2011, I made a decision to have a second child. I knew it would be risky. My first pregnancy was hard and I had hyperemesis gravidarum so bad that I was on bed rest my entire first trimester. I also have lupus and a weak immune system . Lastly, I was finally starting to make some traction in my...
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Stay alive, stay connected

January 3, 2018
Check out the late Grace Lee Boggs on how to foster solidarity and make it through this horrible time with our souls and hopefully our social fabric intact. Her words are only becoming more and more important. “I’ve come to believe that you cannot change any society unless you take responsibility...
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Will you help me save mothers’ lives?

December 27, 2017
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a Senior Fellow at MomsRising and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She and Black Lives Matter just received the Sydney Peace Prize for their work. She survived serious complications after childbirth, and has now dedicated her energies to saving mothers’ lives! Can you...
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This Is a Sad Day for Our Nation

December 22, 2017
Today, in a desperate attempt to claim a single legislative victory in 2017, President Donald Trump signed the GOP’s atrocious tax bill into law. Trump ran on the promise that he would stand up for working families, yet the legislation he signed today will plunge the country deeper into debt, cause...
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Birth & Maternal Health Resource Book Launch

December 11, 2017
We at MomsRising are excited to share our first Birth & Maternal Health Resource Book with you! It’s for partners, legislators and everyday folks who want to learn more about the problematic state of maternal morbidity/mortality in our nation. The book also serves as an advocacy tool to...
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Maternal Justice Chat 1.30.17 on ACA/Medicaid and Maternal Health

December 4, 2017
A conversation where we discuss ACA/Medicaid and Maternal Health with a focus on the impact on black women.
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Maternal Justice Chat 2.27.17 Justice for Ramarley

December 4, 2017
It’s been five years since 18 year old Ramarley Graham was followed and killed in his own home by NYPD Officer Haste. To this day, there has been no justice, even when police actions after the shooting pointed to a cover up. MomsRising, Ramarley Graham’s mother, Constance Malcolm, and The Justice...
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Maternal Justice Chat 3.27.17 on Medicaid & Maternal Morbidity/Mortality

December 4, 2017
A conversation on how supporting Medicaid bolsters the health of black and brown communities.
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Access to Healthy Communities - #MaternalJustice Tweetchat 4.24.17

December 4, 2017
This tweetchat is about access to health, which is one of the core tenets of our #MaternalJustice campaign. Access to health means access to safe communities and environments. Black women in poor communities don’t have safe spaces to work out and focus on their health. Safe spaces don’t only...
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