News release There are nearly five million uninsured children in the United States who are eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but are not yet enrolled. MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, has launched a social media public awareness campaign this holiday season to help give uninsured children the gift of health care coverage.
December 13, 2010
Statement The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law today by President Obama, will make a huge difference in changing the health of our nation’s children. There’s clearly something very wrong with the way food and nutrition are handled in a country when one in four kids is on the brink of hunger and one in three kids under 12 is obese or overweight. This law will help address these closely intertwined and extremely vexing issues.
December 1, 2010
News release Moms and children today delivered building blocks to Members of Congress to encourage them to support an important building block for families – early child care and education. The building blocks, inscribed with the message “Early Care and Education Builds Strong Families,” were delivered with a book of stories and messages from parents across the country encouraging Congress to investment in the early learning and child care programs they depend on.
December 1, 2010
News release My husband lost his job in the winter of 2009. He had been collecting unemployment benefits since then, until Friday, June 24, 2010. He has applied for jobs everywhere, but has not gotten any call backs. He has been told by a few places that he was OVER QUALIFIED, for a few jobs. - Autumn, West Virginia I have been out of work since January 2009, I have gone to school during this time and now actively seeking work. The interviews I go on the employers/companies say that they receive 125 – 200 resumes for this position.
November 17, 2010
News release By a razor-thin margin, and in a huge disappointment to working families, the United States Senate today failed to muster enough votes to invoke cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act – legislation that would strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act, help close the pay gap, and give women tools to fight pay discrimination in the workplace.
November 13, 2010
News release The Teaism restaurant in Washington’s Penn Quarter was the scene of a Carrotmob this morning. A Carrotmob is a mob of consumers who join together to reward a business by purchasing that business’ goods or services, thereby showing support for the business’ practices and policies.
November 12, 2010
News release Moms from in and around Boston today delivered clam-o-grams – clam-shaped cookies bearing messages – to U.S. Senator Scott Brown’s office (R-MA) to let him know that, “Massachusetts moms need fair pay like New England clam chowder needs clams.” The moms met with the Senator’s staff about urgent need to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182). This Act is currently pending in the U.S. Senate.
November 1, 2010
News release A recent Wall Street Journal article suggested that moms may be too tired and stressed to vote: “The recession has slammed our families, we’re working harder than ever and we no longer care much about voting…All these worn-out moms need to do is stay home to impact the elections.” MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, is urging moms, dads and others to do just the opposite.
October 14, 2010
Statement “Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn’s announcement that she is pulling her support from the Paid Sick Time Act demonstrates stunning disregard for the needs and rights of workers in New York City. No worker – mom, dad or otherwise – should have to choose between keeping a job and taking time off to recover from illness or care for a loved one.
September 22, 2010
Statement While some politicians, pundits and prognosticators have taken to the airwaves to insist that the Affordable Care Act is too complicated, cumbersome and doomed to failure, people who are actually affected by the new law are excited about its implementation. How do we know that? They’re telling us.