News release This year, people who shop at Wal-Mart may bring home something they cannot return. Recent news reports by the The New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News have revealed that the megastore colossus has a practice of issuing what are commonly called demerits, or “occurrences” to employees who get sick and take sick days. Accruing enough occurrences can lead to dismissal. As a result, many Wal-Mart employees feel compelled to go to work sick and are unwittingly exposing their co-workers and customers to the flu and other contagious diseases.
Moms Turn Tables on Wal-Mart, Issue Demerits to Company for Punishing Workers Who Take Paid Sick Days
December 17, 2009
November 10, 2009
News release Desiree Rosado, a mother of three living in Groton, Connecticut, today shared with U.S. Senators the difficulty she and her husband face if they have to miss work and a paycheck whenever they or their children are sick. Rosado was testifying before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
November 5, 2009
News release Fourteen Senate and House leaders are wearing their commitment to our nation's children on their sleeves - or at least on their lapels - by sporting special "pacifier" lapel pins created by MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom. The pins are part of MomsRising's We Won't Be Pacified Until Our Broken Healthcare System Is Fixed campaign, urging Congress to pass healthcare legislation that meets the needs of the millions of children and families for affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.
Statement of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, MomsRising.org, In Response to President Obama's Address on Healthcare
September 10, 2009
Statement “In his speech last night, President Obama underscored the concerns that families across the country have about our health care system,” said MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “Too many families are going without crucial healthcare because they can’t get coverage, have insufficient coverage or have been dropped by their insurers. We cannot go on like this.
September 8, 2009
News release Healthcare and medical experts are predicting that the H1N1 flu will pose a serious health threat this fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that employees who get the flu stay home from work and that parents keep sick children at home, to avoid a serious public health problem Unfortunately, too many parents will face financial hardship if they try to take time off to stay home sick or care for sick children because they do not have paid sick days.
August 20, 2009
News release MomsRising, the million-member online and on-the-ground grassroots organization working to improve economic security for all families, today joined the nation in mourning the loss of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy. On the day he is being laid to rest, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner called the Senator “a force of nature, a lion, and an elegant street fighter for social justice.”
August 19, 2009
News release Dressed in red capes and wielding the truth about healthcare reform, members of the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization MomsRising.org are fanning out across the country to ensure that people understand what healthcare reform really involves. The effort is a mom-style response to often-cited rumors about such non-existent provisions as those that would empower “death panels” to ascertain whether seniors should receive care.
July 30, 2009
News release It may be Governor Schwarzenegger’s birthday, but California moms and kids certainly don’t feel like celebrating. Instead, a group of moms visited the Governor’s office today to deliver “unhappy birthday” cards protesting the cuts he made to the Healthy Families Program, which provides health insurance for California children. They are members of MomsRising.org, an online grassroots and on-the-ground organization for moms (and anyone that has a mom).
July 20, 2009
News release Moms across the country are setting up meetings with their U.S. Senators to share their unique perspectives on how the current healthcare system is failing to meet the needs of children and families. The meetings are part of a nationwide movement by MomsRising.org, a grassroots online and on-the-ground organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), to make sure that the voices of women and families are not left out of the healthcare debate.
June 30, 2009
News release ACORN and MomsRising.org are partnering this week using a unique new Twitter tool to petition Goldman Sachs, the parent company of loan servicing company Litton, to sign on to use the President’s new Making Home Affordable (MHA) Program. This program would help millions of families avoid foreclosure and keep their home. Goldman Sachs, along with three other institutions, has failed to take advantage of it to date.