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August 14, 2023
Statement “Following the economic disruption the pandemic caused, women are back in the labor force in record numbers, but women in general – and moms in particular – are experiencing a punitive wage gap that depresses our wages and causes great harm to our families. This shameful wage gap persists because Congress has failed to prioritize the policies and investments needed to close it. 
July 27, 2023
Statement “The drug pricing provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act offer enormous and badly needed benefits that will improve the health and economic security of moms and families. But it is only the beginning of what we need to prevent moms from being forced to ration or go without the medications they need when a child has diabetes, a parent has cancer, or another family member falls ill. We need Congress to pass the Lowering Drug Costs for American Families Act to continue the progress.
July 26, 2023
Statement “Tomorrow is a painful reminder that Black women must work nearly 19 months to be paid what White men are paid in 12. The wage gap is an appalling symptom of structural racism and sexism in our country, and it causes real harm to hard-working Black women, families and communities. This unjust, unjustifiable wage gap will persist until Congress takes meaningful action to close it. 
July 19, 2023
Statement “The reports that officers working for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security initiative ordered Texas state troopers to push asylum-seekers, including nursing infants and their moms, pregnant women, and young children, into the Rio Grande and to deny them water in the withering, life-threatening heat are absolutely horrifying. The reports include a young woman having a miscarriage while trapped in Gov.
July 18, 2023
Statement “The rage, the sadness, the terror moms feel when, time after time after time, we learn about lives lost to police violence is immeasurable. It is clear that investigations, lawsuits, and charges after these avoidable tragedies, most of which harm people who are Black or Brown or living with disabilities, are not enough. We need to truly transform our approach to public safety by adopting inclusive, holistic and health-centered measures that will keep our communities safe. We need the People’s Response Act, which is being re-introduced in Congress today, to do just that.
June 30, 2023
Statement “This week, the U.S. Supreme Court built on its disgraceful, regrettable record of denying rights and remedies to people who face discrimination and hardship with appalling decisions that limit the rights of LGBTQ+ customers and people of color pursuing higher education – and with its ruling striking down President Biden’s modest student debt relief program. The Biden program would have helped more than 40 million Americans struggling with crushing levels of student debt.
June 29, 2023
News release MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization of more than one million mothers and their families, will be circulating mobile billboards outside the Moms for Liberty Summit in Philadelphia this weekend to highlight that the majority of moms in America are not on the same page with its dangerous, extreme agenda. The mobile billboards will circle the Downtown Marriott (at 1201 Market Street) where the Moms for Liberty event is taking place, as well as City Hall, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They say:
June 23, 2023
Statement “In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court took away our bodily autonomy, our access to abortion care, and our ability to make our own decisions about whether to have children and if so, when and how many children to have, life has become much more dangerous and difficult for America’s moms. Most people in this country who have abortions are moms and when states ban abortion and take away our access to reproductive health care, moms and their families suffer.
June 22, 2023
Statement “We were wrong if we thought we understood the depths to which Moms for Liberty would sink. The news that the Hamilton County, Indiana Moms for Liberty chapter prominently quotes Adolph Hitler in its newsletter is both shocking and…somehow unsurprising.