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Need talking points on impeachment for the holiday season?

Need talking points on impeachment for the holiday season?

November 26, 2019
My family has a tradition to go around the table during Thanksgiving dinner to say what we are thankful for (as many families do). This year, I am feeling especially grateful for our Constitution that recognizes the need to have co-equal branches of government, and mechanisms of oversight and...
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New Podcast: Democracy Revival!

November 19, 2019
On the #RADIO show this week we cover how your voice is needed to lift healthcare coverage and the Safe Step Act. And discuss the powerful work of Black Voters Matter. There is some lively conversation on what you can do to stop the unfair cradle to prison pipeline. There’s also discourse on rise...
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Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina

November 7, 2019
From Voices For Healthy Kids , an intiative of the American Heart Association with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, working to make each day healthier for all children. Voices for Healthy Kids has funded Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) since 2014. Recently, the...
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Risers Radio: Nothing Spooky About Change!

November 7, 2019
There’s an all new episode of our Breaking Through podcast show this week where we cover all the many GOOD things that could be done with the funds Trump wants to use for his ridiculous wall. We also talk about Breast Cancer Awareness month and how women’s healthcare is under attack. And you can...
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Zombies, vampires & the U.S. Senate's legislative graveyard

October 30, 2019
Halloween is especially scary this year. Not because of the neighbor’s zombie decorations – and certainly not because of all the (adorable) miniature vampires at your door for candy. Nope. This year, Halloween is off-the-charts frightening because of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s LEGISLATIVE GRAVEYARD that is actively harming women, working families, the LGBTQ+ community, the immigrant community, and our democracy.
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Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Michigan Fair Food Network

October 29, 2019
The Double Up Food Bucks program, which matches SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables, is a national model for healthy food incentives. It operates in 20 states and is expanding to more, but it began in Michigan.
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#GoodNews This Week: The Power of Sharing Our Personal Healthcare Stories

October 18, 2019
VOICES: We're featuring three moms' posts on healthcare this week. They were all so compelling, we couldn't choose just one. Leave a comment on the posts you read and let us know what you think, or share your own experiences. Thank you for being part of the MomsRising community! Single Mom Speaks...
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Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids SNAP Incentives Series: Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

October 11, 2019
"I think the broader you can make the issue of hunger, the more successful your efforts will be. It’s critical that people have enough to eat and can access nutritious food, but if you connect that issue to economic development, to supporting farmers, to improving public health then it becomes a conversation that involves everyone and everyone becomes invested in helping it succeed.”
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Keep the momentum going for impeachment!

October 10, 2019
It’s time to double down on speaking up: President Trump’s White House announced this week it won’t cooperate with the impeachment inquiry at all. The stakes couldn’t be higher! Our children are counting on us. *We must make sure President Trump is held accountable for using taxpayer money and the...
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call your senators to demand impeachment inquiry

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: October 4, 2019

October 7, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top actions, kicking off with a petition to urge our representatives to hold leaders accountable and pursue a thorough impeachment inquiry. It's critical we all speak up to defend our democracy and our institutions, so please be sure to sign and share with...
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