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Veto of Paid Sick Days Bill a ‘Betrayal of Maryland’s Working Families’

May 25, 2017
Governor Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act is a huge disappointment and a betrayal of Maryland’s working families, and of the legislators in both the state House and Senate who passed it. Currently, 750,000 working people in Maryland do not have any paid sick days they can use to...
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Moms Group Applauds the Introduction of the Raise the Wage Act of 2017

May 25, 2017
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 – legislation that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage to $9.25 per hour, increasing the minimum wage...
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MomsRising Reacts to Release of the CBO Score Of the American Health Care Act

May 24, 2017
Moments ago, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican health care plan that was passed by the US House of Representatives. According to the CBO scoring, an estimated 23 million more people would be uninsured under the House legislation than under current law by 2026...
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8 Free Online Language Learning Resources

May 24, 2017
I remember the first day of 7th Grade when I walked into my Spanish 1 class. We were given new names (Bethany was now Betania) and started the class by singing the Spanish alphabet. I was like Kindergarten all over again. When I was growing up, schools did not start offering language classes until...
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Fact of the Week: More than 80 percent of critical human needs programs have lost ground since 2010

May 24, 2017
Minority health programs cut by 10 percent. Juvenile justice programs cut nearly in half. Housing for the elderly cut by 46 percent; housing for people with disabilities cut nearly 57 percent. Job training to assist ex-offenders reintegrating into their communities cut nearly 28 percent. Out of the...
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The Lowdown: Elyssa's Analysis of the #TrumpBudget's Impact on Families

May 23, 2017
President Trump's budget was released today; there are numerous implications for women, moms, and families. This is my analysis of how the budget is affecting the programs that matter most to families. This is the single largest reduction in anti-poverty programs we have seen in a generation. Trump...
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Moms Deserve Fair Wages! On Moms’ Equal Pay Day, MomsRising Urges Congress to Help Close the Wage Gap

May 23, 2017
This Mother's Day month, it's time to get real: We live in a country that often claims to worship mothers but, in truth, becoming a mother puts women at a tremendous lifelong economic risk. In fact, being a mom is now a greater predictor of wage and hiring discrimination than being a woman. You may...
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