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The Moms of America Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief Today

September 26, 2017
The moms of America cheered as our nation’s health care survived another dangerous and unnecessary attack today, when Senate leaders were forced to cancel plans for a vote on yet another health care repeal bill that would have devastated the nation. Of all the proposals put forward over the past...
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Tell the Portland City Council: Earned Sick Days are a WIN-WIN-WIN!

September 22, 2017
Exciting things are afoot in Portland, ME! Just this Monday, an earned paid sick days proposal was introduced to the City Council that would enable workers to earn up to six paid sick days each year. (Time for a major happy dance!) Earned sick days are a win-win-win for working families, businesses, and the Portland economy.
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Celebremos el liderazgo hispano

September 15, 2017
Este mes de herencia hispana, debemos celebrar todos los logros de la comunidad hispana en los estados unidos. Esta semana, tenía la oportunidad de asistir a la conferencia del Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. El foco de la conferencia era el liderazgo de la futura generación hispana. Era...
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“Would I ever ...be able to kiss my wife again and tell her I love her?"

September 8, 2017
Police brutalizing Black people is endemic in the United States. This disturbing practice continued last Saturday when the Las Vegas police terrorized 6'4 ft, 274 lbs NFL star and father of three young girls, Michael Bennett, who plays for the Seahawks. Using excessive force, the officers...
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Fight this heartless move. "It's Time to Use Our Outside Voices!"

September 6, 2017
President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is short-sighted, cruel and harmful to our nation’s economy and communities. Our country is strongest when we provide young people with hope and opportunity and when we help families stay together, not tear...
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Ways to love someone through their pregnancy plan

August 18, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing times in someone’s life — usually in multiple lives. My five year journey into reproductive health was ignited after attending my first birth as a doula (a non-medical...
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MomsRising Statement on Charlottesville: “This is a fight for our children’s & our nation’s future. We will not back down.”

August 12, 2017
This weekend, we watch in horror as white supremacists and Nazis march through the streets of Charlottesville inciting violence that has caused the death of at least one peaceful anti-racism demonstrator. There’s no question that the election of Donald Trump has emboldened white supremacists, neo-...
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5 Parenting Intentions to Always Aim For

August 4, 2017
intention: inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/ (noun) an aim or plan (Websters, 2005) Here is a quick list of ways to improve your parenting to enjoy success with those whom mean most to you, your children. Understand your past and how it affects your present . Attachment theorists understand that the greatest...
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The Importance of Young Children Having the Opportunity to Socialize

August 4, 2017
Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center: Q: Why does my child hide and show fear when adults enter her classroom? A: At eighteen months, kids begin their first transition towards autonomy. They want to explore...
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La Importancia de la Socialización en Los Niños

August 4, 2017
Muchos padres tienen preguntas sobre cómo pueden sus hijos aprender a socializar. Las siguientes preguntas surgen con frecuencia en nuestro centro: ¿Por qué se esconde y muestra tanto miedo mi niña cuando entran adultos a su clase? A los dieciocho meses los niños empiezan su primera transición...
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