Statement “MomsRising stands with Adam Toledo’s family in demanding justice. The police officer who killed Adam Toledo, a beloved son, a child who was just 13-years-old, and a student at Gary Elementary School must be arrested and charged for this crime, now. The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot must be held accountable not only for killing this child, but also for covering up the murder for more than two weeks as they refused to release the officer’s body camera video and a false narrative was spread.
April 15, 2021
Statement “The U.S. House of Representatives acted wisely to close the wage gap that punishes moms and women, causing compounded harm to women and moms of color due to structural racism, and damages businesses and our economy by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act today. This bill will support a just recovery. As we struggle to emerge from the pandemic, which has pushed women’s labor force participation to a 30-year low, we simply must ensure that women and moms are paid fairly.
April 14, 2021
Statement “Among the many lessons from the pandemic is that everyone gets sick, and we all need the chance to get better. That was true before COVID-19, it’s true during the pandemic, and it will be true afterward. That’s why it is so urgent that every working person in our country be able to earn paid sick days. Shamefully, that isn’t the case today; in fact, 30 million workers – a quarter of the private sector workforce – cannot earn any paid sick days to use to recover from illness.
April 13, 2021
Statement “Shattering. Horrifying. Brutal. Unending. Unjust. Unacceptable. Devastating.
April 9, 2021
Statement “By passing the Fair Start for Kids Act, bipartisan state legislators took a major step to give Washington’s youngest learners the high-quality early education they deserve, and their families the financial stability and support they urgently need. This is what responsive lawmaking looks like!
April 6, 2021
Statement “Yes! The letter House Ways & Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) circulated to colleagues yesterday is powerful and persuasive and demonstrates how well he understands the needs and priorities of working families. We applaud Rep. Neal’s commitment to including comprehensive paid leave, child care, and permanent improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in the infrastructure bill Congress is about to consider. They are among the most pressing issues facing moms and our country today.
March 31, 2021
Statement “America’s moms know how badly our country needs a care infrastructure, because moms, families, businesses and our economy all suffer when we are forced to manage caregiving and jobs, including jobs in the care and childcare sector, without common-sense protections like access to affordable child care, home- and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, universal paid leave, and a living wage. The negative economic impacts are harming women and moms of color the most due to structural racism.
March 24, 2021
Statement “As we rebuild our economy in the midst of a deadly and devastating pandemic, we simply must take steps to end the wage gap that denies tens of millions of women fair pay, forces millions of families into poverty, and hurts our economy. Across occupations and education levels, women face an unfair, terribly damaging wage gap, with women of color and moms hurt the most. In the United States today, Latinas are paid just 55 cents, Native women just 60 cents, and Black women just 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
March 18, 2021
Statement “In passing the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the U.S. House of Representatives took an essential step to make our country more just and help us overcome the racism and anti-immigrant views President Trump stoked for four long years. Providing a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 2 million undocumented young people in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and giving farmworkers and their families an opportunity to earn legal immigration is long overdue. America’s moms commend every member of the U.S.
March 18, 2021
Statement “Efforts by state lawmakers to suppress the votes of people of color. Extreme gerrymandering. Hard-working Americans locked out of the political process. Big money dictating our political agenda.