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July 11, 2018
News release “It is shocking, disgraceful and flat-out wrong that the Trump administration put corporate interests ahead of the health and well-being of babies and mothers at the World Health Assembly meeting. Those working to promote breastfeeding deserve praise and support, not to be bullied and undermined. 
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July 10, 2018
Statement “The moms of America recognize President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the direct attack on women’s rights and freedoms that it is. If he is confirmed, Kavanaugh would alter the balance on the U.S. Supreme Court in ways that cause lasting damage to our ability to live and work free from discrimination, to get the health care and education we and our families need, and to block President Trump’s sexist, racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda.
June 28, 2018
News release “The Senate acted responsibly today – and with compassion and heart – by passing a farm bill that reauthorizes and improves SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in ways that will protect and lift up vulnerable families. This bipartisan bill will test promising, not punitive, approaches to job training and employment, and invest in SNAP in ways that help seniors, people with disabilities and others who are food-insecure.
June 28, 2018
Statement "Massachusetts MomsRising members thank and commend Governor Charlie Baker for signing into law the paid family and medical leave bill the state legislature passed last week. The comprehensive paid leave program will take effect next year with workers being able to utilize benefits beginning in 2021. Massachusetts workers will have access to 12 weeks of job-protected family leave and 20 weeks of job-protected medical leave, with wage replacement of up to $850 per week.
June 27, 2018
Statement “The defeat of Speaker Paul Ryan's Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives is a welcome bit of good news at this time when the Trump administration and Congress are taking appalling actions that harm immigrants and asylum-seeking families. This vote is a victory for refugees and immigrants and for the fundamental values that have made our country strong.
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June 27, 2018
News release Washington, DC — Event organizers today announced a list of core demands that will be at the forefront of the over 650 protests now scheduled in every state in the nation for Saturday, June 30th.
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June 26, 2018
Statement “The U.S. Supreme Court ruling this morning in Trump v. Hawaii is deeply disturbing. It will have an immediate and chilling impact on Americans who will not be able to reunite with loved ones, and it will mean patients go without life-saving health care and young people go without education.
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June 22, 2018
Statement “Governor Snyder made a costly mistake today when he signed into law a harmful and unnecessary bill that will strip health coverage away from hundreds of thousands of low-income individuals and families in Michigan. The new law imposes strict work requirements on Medicaid recipients that will almost certainly lead to massive coverage losses for low-income families while increasing costs for the state.  
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June 21, 2018
Statement “With yesterday’s vote in the state legislature, Massachusetts moved one step closer to strengthening families and making the state’s economy more competitive by adopting a paid family and medical leave program. Whether taking time off time to care for a new child or a sick family member, being there for families is what matters. Yet too many Massachusetts workers are forced to make the impossible decision between earning a paycheck and caring for a loved one or recovering from illness or injury themselves.
June 21, 2018
Statement “The Farm Bill the U.S. House passed today would make it harder for hungry families to access the food they need, exacerbating hunger in America. It is a devastating plan that would leave a million families without nutrition assistance. It includes unnecessary, harmful and overly restrictive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps families afford food during hard times.  

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