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April 16, 2019
News release RALEIGH, NC – With health coverage for about half a million low-income North Carolinians at stake as the state legislature considers expanding Medicaid, MomsRising and the Health Action NC coalition organized a powerful Statewide Day of Action today that is raising the voices of state residents in support of closing the coverage gap. North Carolinians are personally delivering storybooks that relay the experiences of state residents who are without health coverage to every state legislator today.
April 12, 2019
Statement “Washington State took an important step forward on equal pay today — in a strong bipartisan vote the State Senate passed E.S.H.B. 1696, which bans employers from asking about pay history. The bill was already passed by the State House. “Washington will join six other states in banning all employers from asking about pay history. It also provides new rights to some job applicants. Upon being offered a position, applicants may request the minimum salary or hourly rate for a position if the employer has at least 15 employees. 
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April 10, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, DC -- MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization of more than one million mothers and their families, today endorsed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (“NO BAN Act”). This civil rights bill would end the Muslim Ban and amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, ensuring that no president can ever again ban an entire community without accountability.
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April 10, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, DC – At a news conference today at which U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (OH), Michael Bennet (CO), Dick Durbin (IL) and Ron Wyden (OR) introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act, MomsRising member Julie Groce discussed how her family would benefit. The Working Families Tax Relief Act would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in order to make our tax code work for working families. Groce, an elementary school teacher who lives in Tucson, is mom to a one-year-old.
April 8, 2019
Statement “While Secretary Nielsen’s departure will bring new leadership to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we need new policies and perspectives that are based on facts and built on a foundation of respect for basic human rights. It is very clear that the problem with our country’s current immigration policies starts at the top. Unless President Trump stops demonizing asylum-seekers and abandons his counterproductive policies, his administration will continue to fail.
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April 4, 2019
Statement “The Paying Hourly Americans Stronger Earnings (PHASE)-in $15 Wage Act (H.R. 2080), introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-7), is ill-conceived and harmful. At this time when working moms and their families urgently need a raise, we should recognize the national minimum wage as the essential federal protection it is and reject all efforts to weaken it by allowing regional adjustments.
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April 3, 2019
Statement “As our name suggests, MomsRising is a moms organization and we are saying, clearly, loudly, and without equivocation that a paid leave program that provides parental leave only, and fails to cover the vast majority of caregiving needs families face, as U.S. Sen. Cassidy discussed this morning, would be fatally flawed.
April 2, 2019
Statement “Governor Roy Cooper made a meaningful advance for fair pay today with his Executive Order prohibiting the use of salary history in setting wages for women working for the state. We commend the Governor for taking this action, which is especially significant on Equal Pay Day – the day that marks how long women in the United States must work in 2019 to catch up to what men were typically paid in 2018.
April 2, 2019
Statement “Each year, Equal Pay Day reminds us that regardless of occupation, education level, work patterns or geography, women in the United States still face unjust, deeply damaging pay discrimination, which harms their families’ financial security and our nation’s economy. On average, women who work full time, year-round are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men; and mothers are paid an average of just 71 cents to a white dad’s dollar.
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April 2, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, DC – More than 40 local business owners in 12 states participated in events around Equal Pay Day today to raise awareness about the gender pay gap in the United States and to call for policies, such as a national paid family and medical leave program, to address this gap. Equal Pay Day -- April 2 this year -- marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
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