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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.
January 31, 2024
Statement “America’s moms cheer tonight’s U.S. House of Representatives vote to pass a bill to temporarily expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC). This expansion, too, will allow people to work, take care of their families, and contribute to our communities. Specifically, this new expansion will lift as many as 400,000 children out of poverty this year and boost businesses and our economy. The U.S. Senate must quickly pass it as well, so moms and children, businesses, and our economy can benefit.
January 31, 2024
News release Jacksonville, FL – With the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) lobbying hard for passage of HB 49/SB 1596, which would cause real harm by significantly rolling back critical labor protections for teens in the state, moms are demanding that prominent FRLA member Disney join them in opposing passage of these bills.
January 31, 2024
Statement “America’s moms, families, and business and health care leaders have been heartened by the bipartisan, bicameral congressional working group issuing a Request for Information in December, and the House Bipartisan Paid Family Leave Working Group issuing a legislative framework
January 26, 2024
News release With schools and libraries across the country facing a growing number of book bans and attempts at censorship, the Washington state legislature is considering SB 6208 and HB 2331, to ensure educators and families in the state can keep diverse, affirming, inclusive books in public schools.
January 22, 2024
Statement “The anti-abortion victories of the last year-and-a-half have been devastating losses for our country. Millions of moms and pregnant people have been denied the health care they need to be safe and healthy, protect their fertility, care for their families, and simply survive. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v.
January 19, 2024
Statement “At this time of widespread financial hardship, when our economy needs lifting and tens of millions of moms and families are struggling to put food on the table, pay for housing, and afford child care, America’s moms are looking to lawmakers for relief. That’s why we are so grateful that the House Ways & Means Committee voted to advance H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Workers and Families Act of 2024, today.
January 18, 2024
Statement “Washington moms, families, businesses, and voters will not accept the harmful measures that one billionaire behind Let’s Go Washington is trying to advance. These deeply unpopular, potentially devastating initiatives would repeal the capital gains tax that funds the state’s struggling early learning and child care system, could end our state’s paid family and medical leave program, and much more. These measures are bad individually and catastrophic collectively.