“Every lawmaker and politician should understand this: America’s moms oppose Dobbs and the abortion restrictions and bans it is allowing – and we won’t stop fighting until we prevail.” – MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
June 24 marked the first anniversary of the shameful U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade. The MomsRising community mobilized for a day of action in Washington, D.C. (alongside the Women’s March and other organizations) – as well as in Charlotte, NC (alongside Vice President Kamala Harris), fighting for reproductive freedom.
BIG BUDGET WINS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
MomsRising New Hampshire team leaders MacKenzie Nicholson and Nancy Glynn brought 23 Granite Staters (including kids!) to our May Mother’s Day picnic on Capitol Hill.
With your support, the MomsRising New Hampshire community secured big wins for Granite State families, including a historic $60.5 million investment in childcare (including an additional $15 million for workforce recruitment and retention), full funding for the New Hampshire MOMnibus which provides increased access to maternal health coverage, and Medicaid expansion for 7 years, which will help thousands of state residents access health coverage.
When moms rise, moms win!
“BILLS DON’T STOP WITH A BIRTH, THEY MULTIPLY”
After struggling with inadequate paid leave and childcare closures after the birth of her second daughter, MomsRising Ohio member Melissa Lester urged Congress to enact family-friendly policies like the expanded Child Tax Credit during a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on using the tax code to support families. Your generosity empowered Melissa’s voice!
“Our failure to adopt family-friendly policies hurts families and hurts our country. The Child Tax Credit expansion was a glimmer of hope. It made moms like me feel like maybe, just maybe, it’s possible for things to get better.” – MomsRising member Melissa Lester
WHY DO WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE SUCH EASY ACCESS TO GUNS?
Mary Anne Franks, American legal scholar, activist, media commentator, and the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law.
The NRA’s interpretation of the Second Amendment is historically wrong, and its inaccurate interpretation has fed a gun violence epidemic that unfairly threatens and terrifies everyone, especially communities of color and other vulnerable groups.
How did we get here?
For National Gun Violence Awareness Month, our online Teach-In featured constitutional law professor Carl Bogus exploring ideas from his book Madison's Militia: The Hidden History of the Second Amendment together with legal scholar and activist Mary Anne Franks (pictured above). The event was moderated by Jeannette Rankin Foundation President Michele Ozumba. This informative and lively discussion drew an audience of more than 1,600, one of our largest online gatherings of the year!
Resources like this are made possible by the generosity of donors like you. Thank you!
BRIGHT SPOTS AND CELEBRATIONS
MOMSRISING IN THE NEWS
THE NEW YORK TIMES: ‘The Impossible Became Possible’: The Women Celebrating a Year Without Roe
“Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, the director of the progressive group MomsRising, drew a strong cheer when she asked mothers in the crowd to identify themselves. ‘That’s our power,’ she said.”
YAHOO NEWS: Working mom calls for more ‘family friendly policies’ amid child tax credit debate
"When they’re older and they ask where their college fund is, I’m going to have to say, I’m sorry it went to your childcare costs." — MomsRising member Melissa Lester
MARKETPLACE (NPR): Child care is a challenge for the many parents with unpredictable work hours
“It’s not cool. It’s not fair…Put yourself in other people’s shoes so you can really see and understand what it feels like, especially if you have children.”— MomsRising member Eshawney Gaston (MomsRising Early Learning National Director Lauren Hipp is also quoted)
NEWSWEEK: Ron DeSantis Reprimanded by Republican Women in Key Primary State
"This new national survey makes it very clear that the DeSantis agenda is not moms' agenda, or women's agenda." — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner