News release To send the message that no one wants to cuddle up with germs this flu season, members of the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, including Philadelphia area moms and kids today delivered fuzzy stuffed creatures representing germs to members of the Philadelphia City Council. The “germ-o-grams” included messages from families across the Philadelphia area urging Council members to override Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of earned sick days legislation earlier this month.
September 8, 2011
August 24, 2011
Statement We, the more than one million members of MomsRising from every state in the nation, love our families and our country. We know that the current extremist attacks on women’s health and family economic security are only serving to weaken the United States, not strengthen it.
August 11, 2011
Statement Yesterday’s City Council committee vote is a hopeful sign for the nearly 200,000 Seattle workers who currently can’t take even a single paid sick day. MomsRising is proud to be an integral part of the effort to pass the paid sick days ordinance and we will continue to galvanize our members and their families and friends until the ordinance is signed by Mayor McGinn.
August 10, 2011
News release Parents and kids, all decked out in superhero capes, joined other advocates who want the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to update the nation’s chemicals policies to reduce exposure to toxins that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, asthma and other serious illnesses and conditions. MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than one million members fighting for economic security for families, joined Safer Chemicals Healthy Families to push for Senate passage of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S.847).
August 1, 2011
News release WASHINGTON, DC – MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than one million members working to achieve economic security for all families, today presented Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing Equal Opportunity John Trasviña with the organization’s Super Hero Award for his and the agency’s work to end housing discrimination against pregnant women and mothers.
July 21, 2011
News release Summertime is the perfect opportunity to catch up on reading and today Massachusetts moms encouraged lawmakers to do some reading about the importance of paid sick days to families across the Commonwealth. They delivered books to members of the Massachusetts House and Senate containing stories and messages from Massachusetts families about why they support paid sick days legislation and why lawmakers should pass An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1398/SB930).
July 11, 2011
News release “When Governor Dannel Malloy signed An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees, Connecticut blazed a trail by adopting America’s first statewide paid sick days law. Now fewer people in the state will get the flu with their burgers, and fewer moms will have to send sick children to school or daycare or lose a paycheck if they stay home to provide care. Connecticut now becomes an example for the rest of the country.
July 8, 2011
News release In an attempt to reduce the deficit, some Members of Congress have proposed drastic cuts to the Medicaid and Medicare programs. This proposal has moms across the country, including Jessica Howells of Morganton, North Carolina, up in arms. She has a younger sister with Down’s Syndrome who relies on the program for health care coverage. Yesterday, she visited the White House to tell her story and discuss her concerns about proposed Medicaid cuts.
July 8, 2011
News release In an attempt to reduce the deficit, some Members of Congress have proposed drastic cuts to the Medicaid and Medicare programs. This proposal has moms across the country, including Emily Townsend of Takoma Park, Maryland, up in arms. Townsend’s 17-year-old daughter, Freya, is severely mentally disabled with associated physical disabilities, and Townsend has had to rely on Medicaid to help cover her medical expenses. Yesterday, Townsend, a physicist at the University of Maryland, visited the White House to tell her story and discuss her concerns about proposed Medicaid cuts.
July 8, 2011
News release In an attempt to reduce the deficit, some Members of Congress have proposed drastic cuts to the Medicaid and Medicare programs. This proposal has moms across the country, including Gail Schimmelpfennig of Sandy, Utah, up in arms. Without Medicaid, Schimmelpfennig is unlikely to have survived (sate on) breast cancer. Yesterday, she visited the White House to tell her story and discuss her concerns about proposed Medicaid cuts.