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September 21, 2010
News release Since its passage six months ago, some politicians, pundits and prognosticators have been hitting the airwaves insisting that the Affordable Care Act is too complicated, too cumbersome and doomed to fail. Yet, very little has been heard from the families that might take advantage of the new law’s provisions – provisions that will expand health care coverage to a more than an additional than 30 million people, and curb insurance company practices of dropping people when they get sick, denying coverage for children who have pre-existing conditions, and lifetime caps.  
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July 30, 2010
News release Dubbing U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) a “superhero” for her outstanding, heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House, MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, yesterday presented her with the MomsRising Superhero Award.   MomsRising National Health Care Campaign Director Donna Norton presented the award to the Congresswoman on behalf of the MomsRising members in her district and the more than one million MomsRising members nationwide.
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July 28, 2010
News release MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) with the organization’s Superhero Award. The award recognizes Senator Harkin’s efforts to pass health reform for America’s families and his efforts to ensure that addressing childhood obesity, preventive care and nutritional labeling were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  
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July 27, 2010
News release MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver a “summer reading assignment” to members of Congress to educate them about the need for paid sick days. Moms and kids will deliver a collection of stories from parents in every state across the country who need paid sick days, along with hand sanitizer, after meeting at:   11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28 Rayburn House Office Building Independence Avenue Entrance
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July 27, 2010
News release Massachusetts moms are turning up the heat on Massachusetts lawmakers and urging them to bring the state’s paid sick days bill, An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1815/SB 688), to a vote before the summer is over. To drive home the importance of this legislation, Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering books containing personal stories from families all across the Commonwealth that illustrate the need for paid sick days. Moms and their kids will meet before delivering books at:   11:00 AM, Thursday, July 29
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July 23, 2010
News release Today marks the twelfth anniversary of Healthy Families Program which has allowed nearly 900,000 California children to see a doctor, get their teeth cleaned, and get their eyes checked. This program has given peace of mind to hundreds of thousands of California parents who are struggling financially. To celebrate the “birthday” of the program, California moms and kids delivered birthday cards to the California legislature. The cards contained messages of thanks collected by MomsRising from its members across the state.
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July 20, 2010
News release When you have a question about fitness, wouldn’t you like to get your answer from Jillian Michaels? If you had a question about finance, you’d probably like to run it by Suze Orman. And if you have a question about the implementation of the largest ever overhaul in our health care system, who better to ask than the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)? This week, moms from across the country will get answers to their questions about health reform directly from one of our nation’s leading experts, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a live video chat at:  
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July 20, 2010
Statement "MomsRising and moms across the country today are hopeful that federal agencies and the U.S. Congress will act quickly to implement the recommendations developed by the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force and announced today by the Vice President’s White House Middle-Class Task Force and the White House Council on Women and Girls.  
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July 1, 2010
News release As health care reform begins to take effect, moms across the country have questions about how the law will affect them and their families. MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization that supports family-friendly policies, is getting answers from the people who know the legislation best – the Senators who helped craft it.  
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June 17, 2010
News release Massachusetts moms are making a heroic effort to save the paid sick days legislation pending in the House Ways and Means Committee. Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering san-o-grams (small bottles of hand sanitizer with messages attached) to the members of the House Ways and Means Committee and House Speaker Robert DeLeo urging them to get An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1815/SB 688) out of Committee and to the House floor for a vote. Moms and their kids will meet before delivering the san-o-grams at:  
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