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July 20, 2010
News release When you have a question about fitness, wouldn’t you like to get your answer from Jillian Michaels? If you had a question about finance, you’d probably like to run it by Suze Orman. And if you have a question about the implementation of the largest ever overhaul in our health care system, who better to ask than the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)? This week, moms from across the country will get answers to their questions about health reform directly from one of our nation’s leading experts, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a live video chat at:  
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July 1, 2010
News release As health care reform begins to take effect, moms across the country have questions about how the law will affect them and their families. MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization that supports family-friendly policies, is getting answers from the people who know the legislation best – the Senators who helped craft it.  
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June 17, 2010
News release Massachusetts moms are making a heroic effort to save the paid sick days legislation pending in the House Ways and Means Committee. Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering san-o-grams (small bottles of hand sanitizer with messages attached) to the members of the House Ways and Means Committee and House Speaker Robert DeLeo urging them to get An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1815/SB 688) out of Committee and to the House floor for a vote. Moms and their kids will meet before delivering the san-o-grams at:  
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June 15, 2010
News release North Carolina moms and kids built a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building this morning, spelling out a message for lawmakers as they head in to budget negotiations: Build a strong foundation for North Carolina kids. The mothers and children assembled the block tower, which spelled out “Build Our Future,” just before going inside to deliver individual building blocks to legislators working on the state budget.
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June 11, 2010
News release North Carolina moms and kids will build a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building before delivering individual blocks with messages attached to lawmakers working on the state budget, urging them to build a strong foundation for North Carolina kids:   10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 15 Portico of the North Carolina Legislative Building W. Lane Street between N. Salisbury and N. Williams St
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May 17, 2010
News release California moms and kids will be making a spectacle of themselves this Wednesday at the State Capitol when they visit legislators’ offices to deliver eyeglass-o-grams (cardboard eyeglasses with messages attached to them) to urge the legislature to reject the Governor’s proposal to cut children’s vision and other benefits from the Healthy Families Program. Moms and kids will meet before the delivery at:   10am, Wednesday, May 19 Capitol Steps at 11th and L Streets Sacramento  
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May 4, 2010
News release Dubbing U.S. Speaker of the House a “superhero” for her outstanding, heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented her with the first-ever MomsRising Superhero Award.  
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May 4, 2010
News release On Mothers Day 2009, moms across the country learned that their loved ones considered them “Mom of the Year” when they received a unique and clever video via email in which a news anchor broke the story. The video, which was customized for each mom who received it, had more than 12 million views nationwide and helped the then three-year-old MomsRising organization (which created the video) increase its membership rolls from more than 150,000 to more than one million moms, dads and others across the country.  
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May 3, 2010
News release Recognizing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented him with the first-ever MomsRising Superhero Award. The Award was presented in commemoration of Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday.  
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April 22, 2010
News release E-Mom-Ts (Emergency Mom Technicians) swept into the State House today in an attempt to rescue a crucial paid sick days bill from possible death, urging the leadership of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing to vote on Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB 1803/SB 1073), which has been languishing in the Committee. The group of Massachusetts moms, kids and dads delivered “ambulance-o-grams” (toy ambulanced bearing messages from moms, dads, and others across the Commonwealth about the importance of paid sick days) to the chairs and vice-chairs of the Committee.  
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