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VICTORY! Nation Moves Forward on Gun Safety with POTUS Executive Action

“Gun violence is a crisis in our country. That crisis has reached a fever pitch with almost as many mass shootings last year as there were days in the year.  In fact, there have been more than 100,000 deaths as a result of gun violence in the last decade. This cannot go on. Mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, aunts, uncles, and grandparents should not continue to face losing loved ones to senseless acts of gun violence.

“We thank President Obama for standing up for families.  These two common sense executive orders make our communities safer from gun violence: requiring criminal background checks on more gun sales and preventing more guns from falling into the wrong hands.

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New York Expands the Rights of Pregnant Women Not to Be Shackled

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed into law a measure that greatly expands protection against the inhumane and risky practice of restraining women when they are pregnant or have recently had a baby.

Although New York enacted a law in 2009 to prevent the use of restraints on women during labor and childbirth, that did not put a stop to the practice. Research by the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York found that 23 of 27 women who gave birth after the law took effect were still restrained.

Moreover, the Correctional Association heard harrowing stories from women of being shackled during hours-long bus rides between prisons and trips to see a doctor outside of prison, and of having to navigate stairs with their hands cuffed and their ankles chained together, a recipe for tripping and falling.

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Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Is Victory for All

Theresa King, a home care worker in Los Angeles, spends her work days ensuring that her client – an energetic woman in her late 80s who has Alzheimer’s – can live in her own home, where she is most comfortable. Theresa helps her client bathe, dress, prepare meals, and manage a wide range of other personal care and daily activities that most of us take for granted.

She’s not alone. Theresa is one of about 2 million home care aides who everyday assist elders and people living with disabilities with basic activities of daily living. Without this critical workforce, millions of Americans would be unable to live independently and instead would have to move into more expensive nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

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Nope. No Way. Not On My Watch.

Who would take healthcare away from low-income kids?

You’d be surprised.

When I was an unemployed single mom, attempting to start a business, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) covered medical care for my young daughter, who was diagnosed with frightening febrile seizures at 19 months.

CHIP made a world of difference in our time of need. Without it, I’d be facing gut-wrenching decisions about medical care and worrying constantly about bankruptcy.

Yet lurking in Congress and in state houses across America is a growing movement to gut healthcare wins like CHIP and the Affordable Care Act that we’ve fought decades to secure.

Nope. No way. Not on my watch will politicians use my daughter’s health as a political football.

Please consider a year-end gift of $5 or more—whatever you can afford—to help MomsRising defend and expand affordable healthcare for families like mine.

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Choosing Nontoxic Holiday Gifts for Children

Last-minute holiday shopping for the kids in our lives can be stressful. We want to make sure we give them gifts that they’ll love and that are also good for them.

Unfortunately, outdated toxics regulations don’t make it any easier on parents trying to find safe, nontoxic gifts that we can feel good about giving. According to Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, there are more than 80,000 chemicals on the marketplace, very few of which have ever been tested for safety.

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