MomsRising

MomsRising was developed by women to advocate for critical issues facing women, mothers, and families, mobilizing massive grassroots actions to highlight real world experiences. As part of the national KidsWell initiative, MomsRising is working with KidsWell Partners to enhance their social media and grassroots efforts to work toward ensuring all children have access to health care. See below for more information about MomsRising’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • MomsRising Members Visit Capitol Hill in Support of Medicaid

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    MomsRising: MomsRising members visited Capitol Hill and met with Senators to express their support for Medicaid funding. In addition to Senate staff meetings, MomsRising members delivered story booklets, an open letter with over 10,000 signatures, and small rubber ducks to remind Congress to, “Keep Families Afloat: Protect and Support Medicaid.”

  • KidsWell Partners Host CHIP Call

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    First Focus, MomsRising, YI: KidsWell Partners First Focus, MomsRising, and Young Invincibles invited members to join a call to discuss the future of CHIP. The call was led by policy and advocacy experts and explored the program’s background, what is at stake if the program is not extended, and how individuals can take action to advocate for the program’s extension.

  • KidsWell Partners Respond to President’s Budget

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    CDF, MomsRising, NCLR, YI: Children’s Defense Fund issued a press release about President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal. The press release discusses a number of proposed expanded investments that would benefit children and families, including four additional years of funding for CHIP. Other KidsWell partners also weighed in on the President’s budget: MomsRising blogged about the budget, Young Invincibles published a fact sheet, and National Council of La Raza issued a press release.


  • MomsRising Urges Congress to extend CHIP funding

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    MomsRising: MomsRising organized DC-area mothers to deliver petition signatures and storybooks to members of Congress encouraging them to extend CHIP funding through 2019. The storybook contains over 100 stories highlighting CHIP’s impact across the country. 

  • MomsRising Touts Successful Letter to the Editor Campaign Highlighting CHIP Petition

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    MomsRising: After successfully collecting 20,000 petition signatures to extend CHIP funding, MomsRising members published letters to the editor  in The Dallas Morning News, The Daily Camera, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Democrat & Chronicle, and Times Union on the same topic. 230 members submitted letters to papers nationwide urging Congress to extend funding for the program as soon as possible.

  • Kidswell Partners Support Bill to Strengthen Stakeholder Input for Children in Medi-Cal

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    MomsRising, CA: Over 50 organizations, including KidsWell grantees, MomsRising, Children Now, Children’s Defense Fund – California, PICO California, and The Children’s Partnership, signed onto a letter to the California Legislature strongly supporting the passage of AB 357 to modify the name, scope, and structure of the Healthy Families Advisory Panel. The letter strongly urges the legislature to support the bill as a way to ensure providers, families, and stakeholders representing enrollees have a voice to address issues affecting children in Medi-Cal.

  • Tweet Chat! MomsRising and KidsWell FL Co-Host Chat Promoting KidCare Bill

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    MomsRising & FL: MomsRising and KidsWell Florida co-hosted a #WellnessWed Twitter chat on March 19, 2014 discussing Florida’s pending KidCare bill that would eliminate the five year waiting period for legally residing immigrant youth. The bill is now with the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee.   

  • First Focus and MomsRising Want You to Sign-On and Stand with CHIP

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    First Focus & MomsRising:  Both First Focus and MomsRising released sign-on letters to advocate for continued CHIP funding.  Organizations must sign-on to First Focus’ letter by February 14, 2014; individual sign-on to MomsRising’s letter is available here.  

  • MomsRising Advocates for Expanded KidCare Access in Florida

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    MomsRising & FL: MomsRising published a sign-on letter and accompanying blog post advocating for Florida legislators’ support of bills that would eliminate the five-year waiting period for low-income, legal immigrant children to access KidCare. 

  • Count Me In! MomsRising and TWAH Co-Host TweetChat to Launch New Medicaid Expansion Campaign

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    MomsRising & TX: MomsRising and Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) will co-host a TweetChat about Medicaid expansion in Texas on February 5, 2014.  The chat will promote the launch of the Texas Left Me Out organizing project.  Follow the chat on Twitter at @MomsRising via #WellnessWed.

  • First Focus and MomsRising Hold Briefing on How Public Views Investments in Children

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    First Focus & MomsRising: First Focus and MomsRising will hold a Congressional briefing on December 18th sponsored by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) to review data on the public’s perception of investments in children. At the hearing, two mothers will share personal stories of how their families have benefited from the ACA.   Registration is now available.  

  • MomsRising Says "No on the Ryan Budget!"

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    MomsRising: MomsRising released a call to action asking individuals to call Congress and urge their representatives to vote “No” on Representative Paul Ryan’s budget.  66% of the cuts in the Ryan budget come from programs for low- or moderate-income individuals.
  • MomsRising Joins Texas Advocates' March on the Capitol to Expand Medicaid

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    MomsRising & TX: MomsRising circulated a call to action urging individuals to join KidsWell Texas Advocates at their Texas Medicaid Matters March, Rally and Advocacy Day that was held on March 5th. In result of these outreach efforts, over 2,000 Texans attended the event!

     

  • Budget Chatter! First Focus & MomsRising Release Twitter Storm on Sequestration Cuts

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    First Focus & Moms Rising: First Focus and MomsRising, in collaboration with the Herndon Alliance, hosted a Twitter Storm and Tweet Chat on February 26th to highlight the importance of the ACA’s Prevention Fund and issued a call to action to protect the fund from the March 1st sequestration cuts. Another Twitter Storm and Tweet Chat were held on March 6th
  • MomsRising and California Grantees Teamed Up to Send a Letter with Over 850 Signatures to the California Legislature on Moving Children to Medicaid

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    MomsRising & CA: MomsRising, in collaboration with KidsWell California Grantees, issued a call to action for individuals to sign a letter to urge the Legislature to oversee the state’s transition of children beneficiaries from the Healthy Families Program (California’s CHIP) and Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid Program). As a result of MomsRising and KidsWell California Grantee’s efforts over 850 individuals signed the letter!

  • MomsRising Met with President Obama to Discuss Potential Tax Cuts and Issued a Call to Action to Protect Middle-Class Moms and Families

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    MomsRising: Moms Rising attended a meeting with President Obama to discuss potential tax cuts as the “fiscal cliff” deadline continues to move closer. In addition, MomsRising issued a call to action to sign a statement and assist in delivering story books to Congress urging them to protect middle-class moms and families.

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