Statement “This evening’s shameful vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on our country’s highest court will make our country weaker, more divided, and less just. This was a vote to deny health care to millions of people, including those with pre-existing conditions. It was a vote to deny meaningful relief to people who suffer discrimination of every kind, a vote to deny women access to reproductive health care, including abortion, and a vote to deny the country the justice, fairness and equality we want, deserve, and have worked hard to advance.
October 26, 2020
October 23, 2020
Statement “When the 100 U.S. Senators vote on whether to give Amy Coney Barrett a lifetime appointment on our highest court, they will be voting on whether:
October 21, 2020
Statement “President Trump’s cruel, immoral immigration and asylum policies have taken a terrible toll on children, moms and families. America’s moms are horrified by new reports that our government is still unable to find the parents of 545 children it forcibly separated from their families in the time since it started the program in 2017.
October 2, 2020
Statement “A deadly pandemic that is spiking instead of coming under control. Historic levels of unemployment coupled with a disappointing jobs report, especially among women. Schools and colleges unable to function normally, if at all. Millions on the brink of eviction. Food banks unable to keep up with unprecedented demand as children, seniors and families go hungry.
October 1, 2020
Statement “Native women in the United States continue to face a severe, punitive wage gap. Today serves as a shameful reminder of this injustice, which is especially painful in a year during which health and economic crises have caused disproportionate harm in Native communities. On average, Native women are paid just 60 cents for each dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men. This gap is even more extreme for Native moms, who are paid just 47 cents for each dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic dads.
September 30, 2020
Statement “In the midst of a pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of American lives and is accelerating, rather than coming under control, a federal government shutdown would be devastating. So we are pleased that today the U.S. Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that will keep the U.S. government open through December 11, 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to do the same last week. President Trump should immediately sign it into law.”
September 30, 2020
Statement “The moms of America were appalled last night by the disgraceful display we saw from President Trump during the presidential debate. Millions of moms watched the debate with their children, thinking it would be educational and teach them about how leaders from different parties would solve the challenges facing our country today.
September 26, 2020
Statement “Opportunities diminished. Discrimination unchecked. Rights devalued. Health care, reproductive freedom, and justice denied. Checks and balances crushed. Promises discarded the moment they become inconvenient. The arc of the moral universe bending away from, instead of toward, justice. Democracy trampled.
September 23, 2020
Statement “Shock. Outrage. We stand with the family and loved ones of Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter Louisville, the tens of thousands of activists in Kentucky, and the national Movement for Black Lives in calling for justice. There is no other way fair-minded people can react to the grand jury decision announced in Louisville today. We support the movement demands that three officers responsible for Breonna Taylor’s murder should have been fired, charged with murder, and had their pensions revoked.
September 22, 2020
Statement “As moms, we feel the intense, acute pain of 200,000 lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that 200,000 families have been shattered, and 200,000 communities, schools and workplaces will never be the same. We know that our collective future is less bright because the contributions, wisdom, joy and love of those 200,000 moms and dads, sons and daughters, spouses and siblings are lost to us forever. We know America is diminished by the loss of every one of them.