A PROJECT OF MOTHERS ACTING UP, Celebrating Mothers: Global Portraits to Inform and Inspire will showcase 20 mothers of young children around the world who are involved in social advocacy and are initiating positive change in their communities. Please see our website and send us your stories of exemplary mothers who are making a difference. Submission deadline for nominations is October 12, 2007. www.celebratingmothers.org Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
--Kate Bassett, for Northern Michigan MAU
Rally for Our Children's Health Care, TODAY, Thursday, Oct. 4, 6pm, 6th & Main in Longmont, then march to Marilyn Musgrave's office.
From MoveOn.org: President Bush just vetoed health care for children. In only his fourth veto ever, he blocked health care coverage for millions of uninsuredâ€”and mostly poorâ€”kids. The Washington Post is calling this "the biggest domestic policy clash of his presidency."
Bush is totally out of step with public opinionâ€”even 61% of Republicans support the children's health care bill.3 We need just 15 more Republicans in Congress to break with Bush to override the veto.
This is a rapid response event, so some people won't even get this email in time. That means we'll need every last person who can possibly come to help show that the public is upset about this veto. If you're reading this, please come!
Tomorrow, can you put the pressure on at our emergency "Rally for Our Children's Health Care" in Longmont?
Where: 6th and Main, then march to Marilyn's office (in Longmont)
When: Thursday, Oct 4 2007, 6:00 PM
OTHER LOCAL MAU HAPPENINGS!
Friday, Oct. 5, 6pm, Boulder MAU Potluck, 945 Grandview Ave, call 303-442-7628 with questions. PLEASE COME, bring your family and your favorite potluck dish!
This Mon. Oct. 8th is the next Mothers Acting Up gathering!
Parenting Place, 1235 Pine St., 1-3 pm
We'll talk about upcoming events and social actions,
Generate ideas for addressing the Millennium Development Goals,
including an upcoming Oct. 17 local action to eradicate poverty in
conjunction with the Millennium Campaign (www.millenniumcampaign.org) and the ONE Campaign (www.one.org), and the Nov.3rd Step It Up campaign (www.stepitup2007.org) to cut carbon emissions, and reverse global warming.
Please bring any and all concerns of yours.
Let's have fun changing the world!!
In spirited partnership,
Jeanne, Jen and Beth
Prioritizing the wellbeing of children is worthwhile! It will be important to have as many families as possible to represent that. Please try to come for just fifteen or thirty minutes. Small children can be kept safe in strollers, backpacks, slings.... Please share widely!
Subject line: In Nashville, October 4, 2007, parents and kids rally at
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: CONTACT: Priscilla Craig 491-1137 MoveOn
Thursday, October 4, 2007 Paige La Grone Babcock 495-1879 MAU
***Local media event-this Thursday at 6pm***
Parents and Kids in
Children’s Health Care
As Billions Are Spent in Iraq, Bush Vetoes Children’s Health Care in Tennessee
Rep. Cooper and Congress Passed Children’s Health Care
MoveOn and Mothers Acting Up Call on Rep. Cooper to
Over-Ride Bush’s Veto
Congress recently passed the “Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.” Congressman Cooper voted for this bill, which would ensure that many
Local MoveOn and Mother Acting Up members thank Representative Cooper for standing strong against President Bush’s attempt to block health care for
“President Bush and his administration are blocking health care for our children,“ said Paige La Grone Babcock, National Outreach Coordinator and community organizer for Mothers Acting Up. “This is a question of priorities. Bush is spending billions per week on the war in
This legislation passed the House on September 25, by a 265-159 vote--approximately 290 votes are needed to over-ride a veto. It passed the Senate September 27 with a 67-29 veto-proof majority. A new poll reveals 72% of Americans support the bi-partisan proposed $35 billion for children’s health care.
“Rally For Our Children’s Health”
Who: Parents and kids from
What: “Rally For Our Children’s Health” rally urging Congressman Cooper to stop Bush from blocking health care for our kids
Where: Sidewalk in front of
When: Thursday, October 4, 2007, 6:00pm