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May 2014 eNewsletter

In this issue: we celebrate the brilliance of Mamas and a BRAVE member talks about her journey to becoming a reproductive justice warrior.

On Sunday, we celebrate the resilience and courage, but most of all love, of Mamas. I’m excited to celebrate the collective power of Mamas Day as we partner with Strong Families to shift from a singular and possessive celebration to a collective celebration of all Mamas. As a mother myself, I know the importance of community support to help our families thrive. I hope you’ll join me in celebrating all Mamas this Sunday and knowing that together, our love and bravery is beyond measure.

Happy Mamas Day!
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Aimee Santos-Lyons

Gender Justice Director

Becoming BRAVE

Shantae in DC for BRAVEShantae shares how the love for her children informed her decision to have an abortion. “I’ve come to honor and name that I let my love for them guide me to make one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make.” And how through We are BRAVE she found a community of sisters that have shaped her into a reproductive justice warrior to push back against stigma, silence, and shame. Read more here.

Celebrate Mamas Day

Mamas Day 2014Mamas Day Join our partners at Strong Families and celebrate Mamas Day with these beautiful cards. Create your own custom e-card and send the Mamas in your communities a note celebrating their brilliance. Read more here.

News from the Region

Oregon United for Marriage launched Communities of Color United Against Discrimination to resist a ballot measure that would weaken Oregon's current anti-discrimination laws. Read more here.

Join our friends in Idaho to help keep Pocatello a place where gay and transgender residents can’t be fired or denied residence simply for being who they are. Read more here.

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