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August 12, 2019
Statement “It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow hardworking moms and families to thrive. Forcing families to choose between the services they need and the families they love is short-sighted, cruel, dangerous and simply unacceptable.
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August 9, 2019
Statement “Terrified children sobbing as they beg for their parents. A distraught little girl crying out that her father is not a criminal. The schools and agencies that might be able to help caught completely off guard. Volunteers stepping in to try to comfort traumatized children and give them places to sleep. Law-abiding families seeking sanctuary in churches.
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August 5, 2019
Statement “This morning, following a weekend that saw more than 80 people gunned down in two horrifying mass shootings, President Trump offered words that fell far short of what the nation needs to address the crisis we face -- a crisis he himself has contributed to creating. 
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August 4, 2019
Statement “The brutal mass shootings in Dayton last night and in El Paso yesterday morning were two more heart shattering, preventable tragedies. Too many lives have been ended or forever altered. Too many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are mourning.  There have been more mass shootings in our country than there have been days in 2019;  many shooters have used military-style assault weapons, which must be banned; and in recent years white nationalist extremists have killed more people in the United States than any other type of domestic extremist.
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August 2, 2019
Statement “US Bancorp and Barclays’ decisions to not refinance existing commitments with the private prison industry is another tremendous win in an effort by more than 100 organizations in the Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee to cut off the financing of an industry profiting from the pain and suffering of families.
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August 2, 2019
Statement “We applaud U.S. Senators Robert Casey (D-Penn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing the Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act today. This essential, bi-partisan bill would expand crucial nutritional support for vulnerable mothers and young children, improving birth outcomes, boosting maternal health, and strengthening the next generation. Its passage is a high priority for America’s moms and it should be a high priority for every U.S. Senator.”
July 25, 2019
Statement “The Trump administration continued its unrelenting assault on our nation’s most vulnerable families this week when it proposed a rule to take crucial food assistance away from more than three million people. The impact of this rule would be more hunger in America, more families struggling to meet their basic needs, and more children with health and learning problems driven by hunger.
July 18, 2019
Statement “MomsRising members from across the country are telling us that they are scared. Members who are women of color and immigrants, and those based in North Carolina, in particular, found the chants of ‘send her back’ at President Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last night to be terrifying. Moms fear for their children and their families; some tell us they are afraid to send their children to Eastern Carolina University this fall.
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July 18, 2019
Statement “We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for standing up for low-wage workers and families by passing the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the paychecks of millions of moms and help lift families out of poverty. Today’s action was long overdue. Congress has not increased the minimum wage in more than a decade while corporations have raked in huge profits. Millions of working families are struggling to cover their basic needs and are without the economic security they need and deserve.
July 15, 2019
Statement “America’s moms are horrified by today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, that the Trump administration will publish an interim final rule tomorrow that restricts access to our country’s asylum system for anyone who did not seek protection from the countries through which they passed on their way to the United States.
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