Friday, May 25, 2018

Virginia's About to Take a Wrong Turn on Healthcare




                      Virginia’s About to Take a Wrong Turn on Health Care

Virginia is at a healthcare crossroads. Are we going to double down on ObamaCare by extending Medicaid to 400,000 - 600,000 new participants? Supporters hurl invective and accuse opponents of callous disregard. In fact, it’s supporters who are disregarding or ignoring past experience and the laws of economics. They are putting a bandaid on an open wound.

Let me be clear, there are thousands of Virginians who can’t afford health insurance – and desperately need it. Supporters of the proposed Medicaid expansion are leading people to believe that government funded health care is the simple solution to the problem. The real solution is much more complicated.

We need to bring down health care costs, increase competition between health insurers and providers, reduce insurance premiums and deductibles so that more Virginians can afford health insurance. Legislation that would have allowed insurers to offer lower cost catastrophic care insurance and that would allow organizations like Chambers of Commerce to offer group plans under their aegis would have made a difference. It had broad bipartisan support but was ultimately the subject of a purely political veto by the Governor. 

It’s no wonder that health care costs are ever increasing with health care consolidations that leave communities with one hospital that employs virtually every doctor and even owns a captive health insurance company. It’s no wonder that they support the Northam/Jones/Hanger compromise. It is projected to yield additional net revenue to hospitals in excess of $500 million. The hospitals will be subjected to a $600 million “bed tax” on hospital admissions, but that will be passed directly to Virginians’ hospital bills and insurance premiums.

We are adding perhaps 500,000 people to Virginia’s Medicaid rolls without ever addressing what we know are fundamental, institutional defects in Medicaid. In Virginia, Medicaid spending increases have outpaced total state budget growth over the past 10 years and has comprised of over a fifth of the general fund budget in 2016, up dramatically since 2007. And that increase is mostly due to rising enrollment. In a nutshell, Medicaid spending is out of control. And we know that Medicaid reimbursements are significantly lower than private health insurance and frequently doesn’t even cover base costs. In fact, private health insurers can reimburse physicians at a rate almost 63% higher than Medicaid does.[1] To make up the difference, healthcare providers respond by shifting costs to those covered by private insurance, driving up their rates and deductibles.  Or they leave the marketplace, leaving some Virginians with only one provider to choose from and giving that provider the freedom to impose whatever price they want for their premiums. The ultimate result is predictable.  Over the next two, three and four years, more people covered by private health insurance are going to be facing higher premiums and higher deductibles.  In fact, we have already seen this here in Virginia with double digit rate increases for the past few years. These increases will price more people out of the health insurance marketplace and we are going to be right back here in the same place looking at another expansion of Medicaid before we know it.  Many on the left would say “good, and the sooner the better.”  These are advocates for universal government funded health insurance that has dismally failed the citizens of Canada and England.

            Before the so-called Affordable Care Act – Obama Care – Americans really did like their doctors.  They liked their hospitals.  They liked their health insurance coverage.  The system wasn’t flawless, but it was sustainable. This system is not sustainable. And all that we are doing with this monumental expansion of Medicaid expansion in Virginia is doubling down on that error and the liberal policies of the last Administration. 

There has been a lot of talk about this being a “conservative” Medicaid expansion.  There’s nothing conservative about it. It is simply an irresponsible and shortsighted extension of a broken, albeit originally well-intentioned, government welfare program. Self-proclaimed conservatives who came up with this plan cling to the fact that there is a “work requirement.” There’s no meaningful work requirement. It has no accountability and even uses the words “community organizing” to describe the activities that qualify. There’s no help for Virginians who are struggling to pay their insurance premiums or skyrocketing deductibles.  The only help that was offered for those challenges were three bills that were vetoed and killed by Governor Northam.

            Sadly, those who have given up the fight and embraced this expansion of Obama Care have made a colossal mistake.  They are not advancing any kind of conservative agenda or reform – nor are they helping Virginians that are struggling to make ends meet, which is what they purport to be doing.  They are helping advance the cause of the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and now Ralph Northam to lead us on an inextricable march towards an entirely government run healthcare system – with no freedom of choice, exorbitant prices and no freedom to choose how to spend our hard-earned dollars.  News reports say that there are enough votes in the House and Senate to pass a budget that embraces this Obamacare expansion. That may be true. If it does happen, we’re going to look back at this as one of the biggest legislative mistakes we’ve made in decades and those responsible will have to answer their constituents.

           

        
         Mark Obenshain



     


            

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Team '18

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Robert --

The stakes couldn't be higher in 2018.

Our districts aren't fair: All over the country, congressional lines are unfairly drawn by political insiders and politicians interested solely in their own reelection.

Our representatives aren't accountable: Elected officials continue to vote for this administration's dangerous policies, hurting millions of Americans.

And our states will soon be voting on issues that can help people right now, with efforts to expand Medicaid, restore voting rights, and make our communities safer.

On November 6, 2018, we have a once-in-a-decade chance to fight back -- and our work starts right now.

We're launching Organizing For '18 -- a new program that will turn grassroots energy into action between now and Election Day. Join Team '18.

Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.

We're focused on three goals:
  1. Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
  2. Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
  3. Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.

But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.

We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:

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Friday, May 18, 2018

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Pete --

The stakes couldn't be higher in 2018.

Our districts aren't fair: All over the country, congressional lines are unfairly drawn by political insiders and politicians interested solely in their own reelection.

Our representatives aren't accountable: Elected officials continue to vote for this administration's dangerous policies, hurting millions of Americans.

And our states will soon be voting on issues that can help people right now, with efforts to expand Medicaid, restore voting rights, and make our communities safer.

On November 6, 2018, we have a once-in-a-decade chance to fight back -- and our work starts right now.

Today, we're launching Organizing For '18 -- a new program that will turn grassroots energy into action between now and Election Day. Join Team '18.

Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.

We're focused on three goals:
  1. Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
  2. Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
  3. Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.

But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.

We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:

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Robert --

The stakes couldn't be higher in 2018.

Our districts aren't fair: All over the country, congressional lines are unfairly drawn by political insiders and politicians interested solely in their own reelection.

Our representatives aren't accountable: Elected officials continue to vote for this administration's dangerous policies, hurting millions of Americans.

And our states will soon be voting on issues that can help people right now, with efforts to expand Medicaid, restore voting rights, and make our communities safer.

On November 6, 2018, we have a once-in-a-decade chance to fight back -- and our work starts right now.

Today, we're launching Organizing For '18 -- a new program that will turn grassroots energy into action between now and Election Day. Join Team '18.

Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.

We're focused on three goals:
  1. Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
  2. Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
  3. Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.

But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.

We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:

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Diane --

The stakes couldn't be higher in 2018.

Our districts aren't fair: All over the country, congressional lines are unfairly drawn by political insiders and politicians interested solely in their own reelection.

Our representatives aren't accountable: Elected officials continue to vote for this administration's dangerous policies, hurting millions of Americans.

And our states will soon be voting on issues that can help people right now, with efforts to expand Medicaid, restore voting rights, and make our communities safer.

On November 6, 2018, we have a once-in-a-decade chance to fight back -- and our work starts right now.

Today, we're launching Organizing For '18 -- a new program that will turn grassroots energy into action between now and Election Day. Join Team '18.

Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.

We're focused on three goals:
  1. Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
  2. Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
  3. Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.

But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.

We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:

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Robert --

The stakes couldn't be higher in 2018.

Our districts aren't fair: All over the country, congressional lines are unfairly drawn by political insiders and politicians interested solely in their own reelection.

Our representatives aren't accountable: Elected officials continue to vote for this administration's dangerous policies, hurting millions of Americans.

And our states will soon be voting on issues that can help people right now, with efforts to expand Medicaid, restore voting rights, and make our communities safer.

On November 6, 2018, we have a once-in-a-decade chance to fight back -- and our work starts right now.

Today, we're launching Organizing For '18 -- a new program that will turn grassroots energy into action between now and Election Day. Join Team '18.

Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.

We're focused on three goals:
  1. Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
  2. Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
  3. Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.

But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.

We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:

I'm in

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Robert --

The stakes couldn't be higher in 2018.

Our districts aren't fair: All over the country, congressional lines are unfairly drawn by political insiders and politicians interested solely in their own reelection.

Our representatives aren't accountable: Elected officials continue to vote for this administration's dangerous policies, hurting millions of Americans.

And our states will soon be voting on issues that can help people right now, with efforts to expand Medicaid, restore voting rights, and make our communities safer.

On November 6, 2018, we have a once-in-a-decade chance to fight back -- and our work starts right now.

Today, we're launching Organizing For '18 -- a new program that will turn grassroots energy into action between now and Election Day. Join Team '18.

Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.

We're focused on three goals:
  1. Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
  2. Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
  3. Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.

But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.

We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:

I'm in

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

You have TODAY: Help mom step into power

Act fast! Today is the day to give the Keep Marching book for Mother's Day at a special low price.

Rob,

It's Mother's Day morning!

If you still need to get gifts for the moms in your life, don't worry — we've got you covered.

You have TODAY to give the new Keep Marching book to a mom you love (including yourself!) for Mother's Day — and for today ONLY we were able to cut the price down to $15 (from $25) for a special Mother's Day deal.

The KEEP MARCHING book landed in bookstores just last week and it's getting great reviews — "a perfect primer," "a powerful call to action," "a must-read for new activists."

*Order today, get a special low price, and choose a beautiful (or funny) e-card to announce your gift!

No need to run to the store!

Whew.

Giving this book for Mother's Day is actually a double gift: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the KEEP MARCHING book support the life-changing work of MomsRising. It's a win-win.

Inside the pages you'll find tips and tactics for creating change, as well as the stories, facts, and the policies we need to break through, including on: fair pay, gun safety, ending sexual assault and mass incarceration, addressing wealth inequality and building the safety net, immigration, as well as paid family/medical leave, childcare, healthcare, and more.

We think it's the best last-minute Mother's Day gift on the planet — but you must order NOW to get the special low price deal!

Thank you for ALL you do for women and families! - Kristin

 

 

P.S. Here's what leaders are saying about the book:

"KEEP MARCHING, by the fierce and fearless Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, is a perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action - whether you're heading to your first town hall meeting or running for office. With wit and clarity, she covers everything from reproductive rights to maternal mortality to mass incarceration, including a powerful and much-needed call to action for white women to step up and do our part in the fight for justice. Keep Marching is not only a how-to manual; it's a celebration of women's power, progress, and potential to change the world."
— Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood

"Within every woman lies the power to spark a movement, and KEEP MARCHING provides each of us with the tools and the inspiration we need to unleash our full potential. This extraordinary book can teach an entire generation of women—from every background— how to organize, mobilize, and catalyze a 21st century revolution for true equality."
— Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

"KEEP MARCHING is a powerful call to action for women everywhere—whether you're a seasoned organizer or someone who's getting involved for the first time. As Kristin [states], 'women can lift our nation.' Practical and inspirational guides like this will help us make it happen."
— Anna Galland, Executive Director, MoveOn Civic Action

"KEEP MARCHING is an energizing roadmap, taking our focus from what we're up against [to] a vision that [allows] all women and families to live well. [This book shows] us how by working together and supporting one another, we can truly get there."
— Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

"KEEP MARCHING is the book we all need to remind us why the fight against white supremacy and patriarchy will actually set us free. Kristin's enthusiasm jumps through the pages. We are all lucky to have a book like this during this painful moment in America."
— Patrisse Khan-Cullors, New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter

"[A] must-read for new activists. I highly recommend picking up this hands-on guide full of the concrete information, an intersectional agenda, and a step-by-step action plan for every woman looking to make tangible change in their communities."
— Bob Bland, National Co-President, Women's March on Washington

"KEEP MARCHING is a profound call to action for women seeking to overturn injustice and stand together. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner reminds us of what we're really fighting for."
— Leah Greenberg, Co-director, Indivisible

"For anyone wanting to move up the ladder of engagement, to graduate from marches and rallies to strategy and planning, from activist to organizer, use this book as a field guide."
— dream hampton

"Wanna change the world? Read this book. Because in fearless, fierce and clear prose, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner has written the necessary, intersectional guide we need today. With kindness, wisdom and thoughtful solidarity, Kristin provides the blueprint for first time activists to seasoned organizers who want to work together to create a more equitable nation."
— Laura Dawn, founding former Cultural Director of MoveOn.org, Founder & Chief Creative, Art Not War

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Chocolate, flowers and POWER

Hurry! Only days left to give the Keep Marching book for Mother's Day.
Need a last-minute Mother's Day gift? Give the new Keep Marching book!
Keep Marching
100% of proceeds support the life-changing work of MomsRising. We'll mail your gift and you can announce it immediately with a beautiful e-card of your choice.

Rob,

Know what I want for Mother's Day?

Chocolate, flowers, and ... a fully activated, empowered, growing, vibrant women's movement to take back our nation.

But this isn't just a dream. We have you covered in the Mother's Day gift department: You can give chocolate AND social change.

Give the new Keep Marching book to a mom you love for Mother's Day, and 100% of proceeds will support MomsRising — the movement that fights every day for women, moms, and families.

The Keep Marching book is all about building a robust leaderFULL movement to take back our country — and women who've read it are loving it!

"I had never marched for a cause in my life until the Women's March. So great to have a book that gives facts, figures, strategies, tactics, and stories that will help me shape my action plan for enacting change moving forward. This will be my Mother's Day present to every badA$$ woman I know."

"This book was so inspiring and insightful ... There are a ton of books out there about politics that re-hash debates from the past. This book looks to the future and is a practical guide on how we can all create a better future together. I'll be buying a copy for my mom and four sisters for sure!"

(See more reviews in the p.s. below).

Keep Marching is the book we need for these times, and the perfect Mother's Day gift for all the badass women in your life.

Inside the pages you'll find tips and tactics for creating change, as well as the stories, facts, and the policies we need to break through, including on: fair pay, gun safety, ending sexual assault and mass incarceration, addressing wealth inequality and building the safety net, immigration, as well as paid family/medical leave, childcare, healthcare, and more.

In other words, Keep Marching pushes us all forward even as some leaders pull our nation backwards.

Order today and choose a beautiful (or funny) e-card to announce your gift!

100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Keep Marching book support the life-changing work of MomsRising — so it's a double gift. It's a win-win. And, paired with chocolate, it's irresistible and unforgettable.

Thank you for ALL you do!

- Kristin

 

 

P.S. Here's what leaders are saying about the book:

"KEEP MARCHING, by the fierce and fearless Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, is a perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action - whether you're heading to your first town hall meeting or running for office. With wit and clarity, she covers everything from reproductive rights to maternal mortality to mass incarceration, including a powerful and much-needed call to action for white women to step up and do our part in the fight for justice. Keep Marching is not only a how-to manual; it's a celebration of women's power, progress, and potential to change the world."
— Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood

"Within every woman lies the power to spark a movement, and KEEP MARCHING provides each of us with the tools and the inspiration we need to unleash our full potential. This extraordinary book can teach an entire generation of women—from every background— how to organize, mobilize, and catalyze a 21st century revolution for true equality."
— Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

"KEEP MARCHING is a powerful call to action for women everywhere—whether you're a seasoned organizer or someone who's getting involved for the first time. As Kristin [states], 'women can lift our nation.' Practical and inspirational guides like this will help us make it happen."
— Anna Galland, Executive Director, MoveOn Civic Action

"KEEP MARCHING is an energizing roadmap, taking our focus from what we're up against [to] a vision that [allows] all women and families to live well. [This book shows] us how by working together and supporting one another, we can truly get there."
— Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

"KEEP MARCHING is the book we all need to remind us why the fight against white supremacy and patriarchy will actually set us free. Kristin's enthusiasm jumps through the pages. We are all lucky to have a book like this during this painful moment in America."
— Patrisse Khan-Cullors, New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter

"[A] must-read for new activists. I highly recommend picking up this hands-on guide full of the concrete information, an intersectional agenda, and a step-by-step action plan for every woman looking to make tangible change in their communities."
— Bob Bland, National Co-President, Women's March on Washington

"KEEP MARCHING is a profound call to action for women seeking to overturn injustice and stand together. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner reminds us of what we're really fighting for."
— Leah Greenberg, Co-director, Indivisible

"For anyone wanting to move up the ladder of engagement, to graduate from marches and rallies to strategy and planning, from activist to organizer, use this book as a field guide."
— dream hampton

"Wanna change the world? Read this book. Because in fearless, fierce and clear prose, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner has written the necessary, intersectional guide we need today. With kindness, wisdom and thoughtful solidarity, Kristin provides the blueprint for first time activists to seasoned organizers who want to work together to create a more equitable nation."
— Laura Dawn, founding former Cultural Director of MoveOn.org, Founder & Chief Creative, Art Not War

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

You can sign the Keep Marching card

Rob, sign the Keep Marching card
Say Thanks!
Keep Marching
Sign a public THANK YOU to all the women who are rising and who keep marching, resisting, and persisting for change!

Dear Rob,

I know you're busy. So I appreciate you taking a quick moment for this today. Here's the fast lowdown: My new book, Keep Marching, comes out TODAY in stores across the nation. It celebrates and grows our power together. And 100% of author proceeds go to MomsRising.

It's time to celebrate us. It's time to applaud our power together. It's time to lift other women.

* Can you now take a moment out of your busy schedules to sign a public THANK YOU to all the women who are rising and who keep marching, resisting, and persisting for change?

—> Sign the Thank You card here: https://action.momsrising.org/sign/keep_marching_thank_you/?t=6&akid=10745%2E847037%2Egdb9c5

When you sign on, your thank you will be seen by leaders at all levels from household to U.S. House who are lifting other women. Why? Because after you sign on, we'll share the signatures on a webpage so each and every member of MomsRising knows they aren't alone and that we're building a movement where everyone can rise. We're even thinking of taking out some newspaper ads to show how very strong we are together as we help remind us all to vote and celebrate our power together.

What's in the book anyway? Inside the pages of Keep Marching you'll find a celebration of our power together, along with the stories, facts, wins, and policy priorities of women across our nation, including: fair pay, gun safety, ending sexual assault and mass incarceration, addressing wealth inequality and building the safety net, immigration, as well as paid family/medical leave, childcare, healthcare, and more. (In other words, it's a proactive policy agenda pushing toward positive change). At the end of each chapter are actionable tips for making change in local communities across our nation that the reader can pick up and use right away to move legislation, votes, and candidates forward.

* Sign on our THANK YOU card to all the women who helped save healthcare for tens of millions of people this year. Twice. To all the women who helped pass local Equal Pay, Paid Family/Medical Leave, and Criminal Justice policies. To all the women who are rising and winning against all odds:

https://action.momsrising.org/sign/keep_marching_thank_you/?t=8&akid=10745%2E847037%2Egdb9c5

It's our time to keep marching, to keep applauding and thanking one another, to lift each other.

Thank you for all you do!

– Kristin

 

P.S. Don't have the book yet? Order it here! Amazon | B&N | IndieBound

P.S.S. For context, here's some of how Keep Marching is being received so far:

"KEEP MARCHING is the book we all need to remind us why the fight against white supremacy and patriarchy will actually set us free. Kristin's enthusiasm jumps through the pages. We are all lucky to have a book like this during this painful moment in America."
– Patrisse Khan-Cullors, New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter


"KEEP MARCHING, by the fierce and fearless Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, is a perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action - whether you're heading to your first town hall meeting or running for office. With wit and clarity, she covers everything from reproductive rights to maternal mortality to mass incarceration, including a powerful and much-needed call to action for white women to step up and do our part in the fight for justice. Keep Marching is not only a how-to manual; it's a celebration of women's power, progress, and potential to change the world."
– Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood


"KEEP MARCHING is an energizing roadmap, taking our focus from what we're up against [to] a vision that [allows] all women and families to live well. [This book shows] us how by working together and supporting one another, we can truly get there."
– Ai-jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance


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