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MomsRising Newsroom

March 12, 2024
Statement “The Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal the Biden/Harris administration released yesterday is music to the ears of America’s moms. It is designed to build the kind of care infrastructure, with paid family and medical leave and quality, affordable child care and disability and elder care, that our country urgently needs and that would finally set up moms, families, businesses and our economy to thrive.
March 12, 2024
Statement “Today is Equal Pay Day 2024, the day that is a painful reminder of how badly women and moms in our country continue to be underpaid and undervalued. Women in the United States are paid a paltry 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, when looking at all working people – those who work full- and part-time, and year-round as well as part-year, according to 2022 U.S. Census data. Women who work full-time, year-round are paid just 84 cents on the dollar paid to full-time, year-round employed men. For moms and women of color, the wage gaps are even larger and even more shameful.
March 8, 2024
Statement “America’s moms are thrilled and tremendously relieved that Congress has included full funding for WIC in the bipartisan budget bill it completed work on today. We look forward to President Biden signing it into law, which will avert the catastrophe the looming shortfall would have created, with babies going hungry, new moms going without breastfeeding support, and toddlers going without nutritious food.
March 7, 2024
Statement “In his powerful and pointed State of the Union speech tonight, President Biden lifted the policies that matter most to moms.
March 5, 2024
Statement “Washington State moms applaud our state lawmakers for taking quick and meaningful action to protect students’ freedom to learn by proactively addressing harmful book bans that are taking root here and across the country. In passing ESHB 2331 today, our state legislature has taken an important and strong stand for school diversity and inclusion and helped ensure that students and educators can access diverse, affirming books in their public schools and libraries.
February 29, 2024
Statement “Tuesday’s ruling by a federal district court judge in Texas, denying the protections of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) to Texas state employees, is an outrage that must not stand. A Trump-appointed judge took it upon himself to challenge rules adopted by Congress during a pandemic and in doing so denied the essential protections of the PWFA to hundreds of thousands of employees of the state of Texas. This victory for the Texas Attorney General is an appalling and unjustifiable loss for women and families in Texas and for the state.
February 29, 2024
Statement “The country’s moms and business leaders applaud the executive order Vice President Kamala Harris announced today, which will cut costs and improve options for some 100,000 families that receive federal child care subsidies.
February 15, 2024
News release “America’s moms mourn the latest gun violence atrocity, which has again saddened and shaken the nation. Instead of a celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory, scores of people were shot and injured at yesterday’s parade. Half the victims this time were children and of course many more will be forever harmed by the terror and trauma they experienced at what should have been a joyous event.
February 8, 2024
Media advisory On Thursday morning outside the U.S. Capitol, MomsRising representatives in heart costumes urged Congress to pass urgently needed policies that families love, including affordable child care, full funding for WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), and an expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC).
February 5, 2024
Statement “31 years ago today, Congress finally passed the Family and Medical Leave Act, guaranteeing unpaid, job protected leave for serious medical conditions and for family care when a new baby or child arrives or when a serious health crisis strikes to about three in five working people in the United States. That law has boosted moms, families, businesses, and our economy. But it was always intended as a first step and it’s time – past time – for Congress to build on it.