Statement “At this time when moms are struggling, families suffering, and our country reeling from the health and economic devastation the pandemic has caused, with women of color experiencing compounded harms due to structural racism, the American Rescue Plan will bring urgently needed help to many in dire need. We commend every representative who voted to pass it, and especially thank the Biden/Harris administration for drafting it and leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives for fast-tracking its passage.
February 27, 2021
February 18, 2021
Statement “The U.S. Citizenship Act is legislation our country urgently needs. It prioritizes keeping families together and reunifying those our government tore apart. It creates a roadmap to allow undocumented people, including DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, immigrant farmworkers, and essential workers, to earn citizenship. It stops the cruel, punitive policies that have hurt so many mixed-status families. It includes smart, sensible policies to manage the border and address the causes of migration from Central America.
February 8, 2021
Statement “There is no reason why -- in the richest country in the entire world -- pregnant Black women are dying at outrageous rates because of systemic disparities and implicit bias in the health care system. America is failing our Black mothers, and the only way to address this racial justice issue and public health crisis with the urgency it deserves is by immediately passing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act.
February 5, 2021
Statement “Among the lessons from the pandemic is that our country will be stronger and healthier, our businesses and economy stronger, if we put in place a permanent, comprehensive paid leave program. During the pandemic, emergency paid leave has improved the public health, staved off the spread of contagion, and saved lives. The same will be true when the pandemic ends. Congress must pass the FAMILY (Family and Medical Insurance Leave) Act this year, so working people will be able to care for their families and maintain their health without risking their jobs or economic security.
February 4, 2021
Statement “Today’s introduction of the Dream Act in the U.S. Senate is an important step toward restoring our values and recognizing the tremendous contribution immigrants make to our health and prosperity. America’s moms strongly support this bipartisan legislation, which will help create a roadmap to citizenship for nearly 2 million undocumented young people in the only country most have ever called home. We applaud the young immigrant activists who have fought so passionately, for so long, for this bill, and thank the bi-partisan U.S. Senators who are introducing and championing it.
February 2, 2021
Statement “America’s moms applaud the Biden administration’s commitment to reuniting the children who were cruelly and unethically taken away from their parents by our federal government, led by President Trump. Families belong together and our country has an urgent responsibility to leave no stone unturned in reuniting those families and doing everything possible to support their recovery from the horrific trauma they have endured.
January 28, 2021
Statement “The moms of America are grateful to President Biden for acting quickly and decisively to begin reversing the damage from the previous administration’s unethical, relentless attacks on our health care. Today’s actions by President Biden mean that nearly 9 million people will be eligible for free or subsidized health insurance coverage.
January 28, 2021
Statement “Moms and women of color have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID pandemic’s economic fallout. We simply cannot turn the economy around and build back better unless we end the pervasive undervaluing of women’s work and pass policies that address and root out the compounding effects of ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in hiring and wage discrimination. In the United States today, Black women are paid just 63 cents, Native American women just 60 cents, and Latinas just 55 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
January 27, 2021
Statement “There is no doubt that mass incarceration has caused devastating and disproportionate harm to Black, Brown, and low-income communities – with the harm often felt for generations. Private prisons have grown into a billion-dollar industry, despite clear evidence that they are, and have long been, plagued by inhumane conditions and substandard staff training, and despite the fact that they exploit the labor of incarcerated people and subject them to work conditions that harken back to slave labor.
January 26, 2021
Statement “The pandemic has exposed an urgent need for sweeping national policy solutions to help moms, families, businesses and our economy. Structural inequality and discrimination have left many women -- particularly moms who are Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) – in continued financial crisis, and the pandemic has made it even worse. Many working people, including millions of women of color and essential workers, are not paid a living wage. Nobody should work full-time and still live in poverty, which hurts families, businesses, and our economy too.