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!

Medicaid Expansion

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  • KidsWell Partners Call on Congress to Renew CHIP Funding

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    MomsRising, FL, NY: Kidswell partners across the country called on the U.S. House of Representatives to vote in support of  HR 2, a bi-partisan bill that would extend CHIP funding for two years. MomsRising circulated an open letter calling on Congress to pass HR 2 and keep key improvements to the program’s eligibility and enrollment. In addition, The Children’s Trust, Health Care for All New York, and the Center for Public Policy Priorities encouraged their partners to call their Representatives and urge them to support the bill.


  • KidsWell Partners Comment on Texas Medicaid Proposal

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    MomsRising, YI, TX: KidsWell partners, MomsRising, Young Invincibles, Texans Care for Children, and the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas, joined ten other organizations in responding to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Medicaid proposal. The proposal seeks permission to further restrict Texas’s Medicaid program. The joint press release calls on state leaders to reject the proposal and instead expand Medicaid and accept funding from the federal government.

  • MomsRising and KidsWell FL Tweet About Children’s Coverage

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    MomsRising & FL:  MomsRising and KidsWell FL co-hosted a #WellnessWed tweet chat to discuss the impact of Medicaid Expansion and the Florida Kidcare Bill on Florida’s children. 

  • 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.

  • MomsRising “Gets the Word Out” on New Coverage Options in California

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    MomsRising: MomsRising launched a campaign to get the word out about new health insurance options available in California through the state’s Marketplace and expansion of its Medicaid program (Medi-Cal). As part of the campaign, MomsRising drafted sample language to be used for Twitter and Facebook posts, and emails.
  • Thanks Governor Brown! MomsRising Issues a Call to Action to Thank California for Expanding Medicaid

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    MomsRising: MomsRising issued a call to action thanking Governor Brown for expanding California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, under the ACA. The expansion is expected to bring between $2.1 and $3.5 billion in federal funding to California next year.
  • Spring Training! MomsRising and Enroll America Team Up to Hold ACA Trainings

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    MomsRising: MomsRising and Enroll America collaborated to hold four spring training webinars through the Get Covered America initiative to review various ACA topics including: an overview of the ACA’s impact on the nation, current and future; how to develop messaging around healthcare coverage; an overview of Medicaid Expansion and Health Insurance Exchanges; and an overview of MomsRising and Enroll America’s organizing strategy.


  • Call to Action! MomsRising Joins California Advocates Urging Governor to Expand Medicaid

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    MomsRising and CA: MomsRising issued a call to action, in collaboration with KidsWell California Advocates, to urge Governor Jerry Brown to support the California Legislature in expanding Medi-Cal.
  • 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!


  • Thanks, Governor Martinez for Expanding Medicaid in New Mexico! Check out KidsWell New Mexico's Thank You Letter

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    NMCLP and Café, in collaboration with MomsRising, sent a thank you letter to Governor Martinez.
  • National KidsWell Partners Sent a Letter to Congress Advocating Against Cuts to Medicaid

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    First Focus, in collaboration with various organizations including the Children’s Defense Fund and MomsRising, sent a letter to Congress urging them to prevent cuts to Medicaid or change the structure of the program as part of the deficit reduction agreement.

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