First: we are sending strength to you, your family, and your community. These are unprecedented times. But times like these also remind us why it's so important to stand up and speak out for the issues we care about, both during times of crisis and in the long-term. Below please find our latest list of top actions, on health care, early learning, breastfeeding, decarceration, and more. Please be sure to scroll through and make sure you've signed them all. Then share them with friends and family too!
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1. Quick Signature: Tell lawmakers to enact urgent measures to protect our health!
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 crisis is shining a bright light on the many devastating shortcomings of our current health care system. In fact, tens of millions of people in America are without coverage during this crisis, and many more risk loss of coverage with the loss of their jobs. It’s past time for President Trump, Congress, and state leaders to take immediate and urgent actions to improve access to health insurance and provide health care stability for America’s families.
2. Child care could be gone if Congress doesn't #FundChildCare NOW!
BACKGROUND: Families across the nation are at risk of permanently losing the child care that is critical to ensuring their youngest children have the enriching care they need to thrive while parents and caregivers work. As a nation, we are on the verge of losing more than half (yes you read that right - MORE THAN HALF) of our child care programs in the next week IF there isn’t significant public investment and support.
>>>> As child care centers close to protect children and the communities they serve from further spread of the COVID-19 virus, urge Congress to pass child care relief funding to ensure the stability of our child care system so parents and caregivers have child care to return to when this crisis is over.
3. Tell Congress, we need the PAID Leave Act and we need it now!
BACKGROUND: We need Congress to close the large loopholes in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by including the Providing Americans Insured Days of Leave (PAID Leave) Act in the next COVID-19 package.
We need paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave, for all of us to get through this crisis, and we need them for good. Both are essential during times of pandemics, but we also need these benefits permanently in place to support working families.
4. Pregnant or breastfeeding in the midst of coronavirus? Tell us!
BACKGROUND: Are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding? MomsRising wants to hear from YOU about your experience in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Share your story now!
5. Protect Incarcerated Loved Ones from COVID-19
BACKGROUND: One such crisis that’s now at a breaking point with COVID-19 is our mass incarceration rate — the highest in the world -- and crowded detention facilities in which we have totally inadequate health protections. This puts moms, dads, families, children, communities, and workers at undue risk. Tell governors, the Department of Homeland Security, ICE, mayors, and sheriffs not to leave anyone behind and take immediate COVID-19 action at prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers, including releasing everyone who isn’t a risk to public safety, reducing admissions, and more.
Thanks for all you do!