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QUICK SIGNATURE: Divest in Policing, Invest in the People

September 30, 2020
Content warning: We discuss the police violence against Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Rayshard Brooks, Jacob Blake, Trayford Pellerin, Cornerlius Fredericks, Layleen Xtravaganza Polanco, Antonio Valenzuela , and Muhammad Muyamin below. MomsRising stands with the Movement for Black...
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Voting is a Parenting Responsibility

September 29, 2020
Walking in a sea of people towards the ballroom, I felt the weight of a long-sought goal coming to fruition. My brain spun on the fact that nine months later, I would be able to vote. It was February of 2012. I had lived in this country since 1979 when I came from Colombia as a seven-year-old girl...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020
It’s been a hard week, and in 2020 that’s saying something. From the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the utter lack of justice for Breonna Taylor, and with the ongoing pandemic, everyday can feel overwhelming. We invite you to slow down with us, to take time for you, for...
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Illustration of Dawn Wooten, the whistleblower in the complaint against ICE alleging it allowed mass hysterectomies to be performed on immigrants

Policy Roundup: Trump's list of names for the Supreme Court and the ICE whistleblower complaint

September 21, 2020
Significant federal policy and legal updates you might have missed from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), including President Trump's list of names for Supreme Court nomination, the whistleblower complaint that reveals atrocities in immigrant detention, and the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in the House.
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It was a small dresser. And it killed him.

September 16, 2020
Camden Ellis’s second birthday was just days away. To celebrate, his mother Crystal got him a big-boy bed so he could get up in the mornings and dress himself. After all, Camden had just become a big brother to baby sister Caitlynn, and wanted to show his parents he was responsible. But Camden...
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18 Washington Moms Who are Changing Our World

September 15, 2020
To mother is to transform. Each and every day moms are shaping a more just future for us all through small and big acts alike -- whether it’s helping a tantruming toddler understand their feelings or advocating for their community with elected leaders, moms have superpowers that move us all forward...
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18 mamás de Washington que están cambiando nuestro mundo

September 15, 2020
Ser madre significa transformar. Todos los días las mamás crean un futuro más justo para todos nosotros a través de pequeñas y grandes acciones por igual –ya sea ayudando a un infante que está en medio de una pataleta a comprender sus sentimientos o abogando por su comunidad ante sus líderes...
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VIDEOS! Feminist Futures Political Education

September 13, 2020
MomsRising was honored to be a partner for the Feminist Futures Political Education series. During this series, we delved deep into the critical anti-racist work needed to dismantle racism and white supremacy. Catch up on the sessions you missed here:
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020
Before we get to the #5Actions this week, all of us at MomsRising want to first thank you for everything you’ve been doing to help protect our democracy, to advance justice, to get families and our economy much needed COVID-19 relief measures, and to help get out the MomsVote in 2020. We know you’...
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It's All Connected: Your August MOMentum

September 1, 2020
August closed out with powerful MOMentum! From advocating during National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week; to working to save the post office, childcare, paid leave and sick days, and unemployment insurance; to celebrating the Black National Convention, MomsRising supporters across...
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