Our Work

Whether yours is a chosen family, an extended family, or a biological family, we believe you know what's best for you and yours, and we're working to help you get it. Check out some of the recent campaigns Strong Families has supported to ensure that policy accurately reflects the needs of families all over the country.

 

Mama's Day

Mama's Day
Strong Families celebrates Mama's Day by highlighting the real lives and experiences of the mamas in our lives.

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Where to Start, What to Ask

New Tool for LGBT People Looking for Healthcare
Where to Start, What to Ask: A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Healthcare Plans was created by Strong Families to help get individuals and families get started.

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Echoing Ida

Echoing Ida
Echoing Ida is a group of women thinkers, writers, and change agents committed to amplifying the perspectives of our communities in online and sccial media around pressing social justice issues.

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#NOTEENSHAME

Young Parents Cohort
From advocating for legislation at the state level to addressing problematic campaigns that shame young parents, the organizations and individuals involved in Strong Families' Young Parent Cohort are sharing and aligning their work to make culture and policy that shifts away from the culture of stigmatizing young parents.

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Protecting Domestic Workers

Protecting Domestic Workers
Passage of AB 241 the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, makes California only the third state in the nation with basic work place protections for domestic workers. 

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Increasing Abortion Access

Increasing Abortion Access
AB 154 increases women’s access to reproductive health by licensing Nurse Practitioners, Certified Midwives, and Physicians Assistants to perform abortions under 20 weeks. 

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Make a Stand Against Shame!

Make a Stand Against Shame!
The Candie's Foundation has put it's foot in it's mouth by launching an ad campaign that stigmatizes and shames young families. Together we can join our voices to send a powerful message, that with positive recognition all families will thrive.

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Rape is Rape

Rape is Rape
Governor Susanna Martinez's administration used the term “forcible rape” in legislative policy for women seeking childcare assistance. Strong Families and it's partners came together to tell Governor Susanna Martinez that Rape is Rape!

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Our Families Count

Our Families Count
Strong Families partners showed up daily in Sante Fe to advocate on many issues, we are also preparing the first ever Our Families Count Legislative Report, due out in early 2014. 

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Mama's Day

Mama's Day
Originally a cry against the Civil War, Mother's Day was meant to be a radical revisioning of what is possible when you put mothers at the center of things.

Vote For Us!

Vote For Us!
Vote For Us! is a campaign to help ensure that every family has the rights, recognition, and resources needed to thrive.

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No More Shackling

No More Shackling of Pregnant Women
Victory! Governor Brown signed AB2530 into law on September 28th.

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Victory in Washington!

Victory in Washington state!
Family Assessment Response (FAR) was signed into law by Governor Gregoire on March 30th, 2012.

New Mexico Medicaid

New Mexico Medicaid
Being poor does not equal being irresponsible; all our families deserve respect.

Anti-Shackling Bill

Anti-Shackling Bill
California prisons often shackle pregnant women under the pretext of security.

Remove Anti-Choice Billboards

Remove Racist Billboards
In June 2011, Oakland became the seventh city hit with racist, anti-choice billboards.