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Ugh. President Trump has manufactured a crisis and is now moving forward with an undemocratic power grab because Congress and the American public refuse to indulge his tantrums. To this we say: No way. And we need your help in 3 fast ways below to stop this (It’ll only take you a minute to make a big impact). Why? We know we can do better, be better, protect our democracy, be greater than the fear Trump’s spreading, and not give in to Trump’s tantrums. In fact, we know from years of...
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Felicia Burnett
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We have a brand new radio show this week in which we cover how to help stop the fake national emergency; why (and how) we need to address the childcare and Pre-K crisis in our nation; how you can help one fair wage move forward so tipped workers aren’t stuck earning only $2.13 per hour; and we'll cover how the Paycheck Fairness Act is finally moving forward! *Special guests include: Felicia Burnett, MomsRising, @MomsRising @FeliciaBurnettt Marquita Davis, Gates Foundation, @gatesfoundation Saru...
By Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) If there’s one thing that voters across the country have made very clear, it’s that they want big, bold solutions to the serious challenges facing them and their families. While the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations are cashing the checks from their latest Republican tax cut, middle class Americans and working families are sitting around their kitchen tables wondering when their government will start...
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U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Greetings! It's been a really big week. Most urgently right now : we're pushing back against Trump's declaration of a national emergency, and need your help to call members of Congress (see below for more info). This week also marked the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, and we're urging legislators to finally pass universal background checks. Scroll down for more information on both, and for urgent actions on immigration and paid family leave, too. MomsRising staff and members have...
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This is the testimony of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO/Executive Director and Co-Founder of MomsRising, given today before the U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, for the Joint Subcommittee Hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7): Equal Pay for Equal Work. Thank you, Chairs Suzanne Bonamici and Alma Adams, thank you also ranking Members James Comer and Bradley Byrne, as well as members of...
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
In 2012, I helped organized the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community to build support for our LGBT members and marriage equality in Washington State. The messaging for that campaign was tailored for the (API) community, where love for family was emphasized over individual romantic love. This is because in many of our cultures, our identities are rooted in our membership to our communities and in our families--sometimes more than as individuals. Recently, I was particularly moved when Sandra...
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Seayoung Yim
Today is Valentine's Day. We're holding our loved ones close and remembering the Parkland families. One year ago today, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and shot to death 17 of their students and educators, injuring 17 more . And over these last 12 months, guns have continued to devastate families and communities across the country. Today, as we give valentines to our loved ones, let's also give a valentine to the Parkland families — and to all families who have...
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Gloria Pan
My heart sinks every time I watch the news or read my Twitter feed. How did we get here? Our country has become so polarized when it pertains to our immigration system that we have lost the ability to feel empathy for those who seek assistance. As a mental health professional, I am alarmed that our government is dividing families. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently separating migrant children from their parents at the border and reneging on their past promises of safety to...