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September 16, 2021
News release WASHINGTON, DC – Exploiting the increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, the gun industry is targeting the Asian American community as potential new gun buyers and future pro-gun advocates, according to How the Firearms Industry Markets Guns to Asian Americans, a new study from t
September 15, 2021
Statement “The House Energy & Commerce Committee took meaningful steps to improve women’s health today with a historic investment in maternal health and measures to address the Black maternal health crisis by including critical pieces of the Momnibus Act. The Build Back Better legislation includes funds to address social determinants of health, support diversification of the perinatal health workforce, provide grants to improve maternal mental health, strengthen federal maternal health programs, and support anti-bias trainings for health care professionals.
September 14, 2021
Statement “The budget bill advancing through key committees in the U.S. House of Representatives is a tremendously welcome response to the most pressing issues facing America’s moms and families. From paid leave to child care to the Child Tax Credit to tax fairness and more, it takes major steps forward that will strengthen families, communities, businesses, and our economy. This is smart, responsive policy that America’s moms and parents applaud.
September 13, 2021
Media advisory Xenophobic political statements about China and Chinese people have contributed to rising incidents of racism against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and June 2021, Stop AAPI Hate reporting center received 9,000 reports of hate incidents. On March 16, 2021, a 21-year-old white gunman killed eight people, including six Asian women, in three spas in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. On April 15, 2021, a 19-year-old white gunman killed eight people, including four Sikhs, at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
September 9, 2021
Statement “America’s moms commend the Biden administration for its plan, released today, which holds great promise for finally reducing sky-high prescription drug costs, which are an enormous problem for families all across our country. No mom should have to make the heartbreaking choice between paying for the medicines her family needs or covering food, rent, and transportation.
September 8, 2021
Statement “Today serves as a painful reminder of the appalling wage discrimination Native women continue to face and the ways in which this turns into a wealth and opportunity gap for Native communities. In the United States today, a Native woman is paid just 60 cents on average for every dollar paid to a white man. The wage gap is even more harmful for Native moms, who are paid just 50 cents for every dollar paid to white dads. This gap forces many families into poverty and makes it harder for Native women to afford the food, housing, education, child care and health care their families need.
September 2, 2021
Statement “Last night the U.S. Supreme Court told Texans – and people in every other state with anti-abortion leadership – that they cannot count on the basic constitutional protections everyone in our country deserves. In allowing Texas to ban nearly all abortions and deny pregnant people their right to access this basic health care, the Supreme Court abdicated its duty.
September 2, 2021
Statement “Gun violence is an epidemic in our state and our country today. Guns kill 100 people in the United States every day of every week of every month all year long. And gun violence has intruded into too many of our schools in a country with more guns than people. This has to stop.
September 1, 2021
Statement “S.B. 8, Texas’ draconian six-week abortion ban that is set to take effect today, is both a danger and an affront to all those seeking abortion care. Banning this basic health care at six weeks of pregnancy, which is well before most people even know they are pregnant, is blatantly unconstitutional and a clear violation of Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court must block it.” -Statement of Diarra Aida Diouf, Campaign Director, Maternal Justice and Reproductive Justice, MomsRising
August 27, 2021
News release At this moment when the Delta variant is sickening an unprecedented number of children, pediatric ICU beds are filling up, and schools are opening for the fall, MomsRising is urging school officials across the country to follow the current guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to protect the health of our nation’s children.