Statement Today, Wayne LaPierre blamed everything except guns for the tragic deaths of 20 children and seven adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He even went so far as to suggest arming school personnel to avoid gun violence, and putting armed security in every school in the nation. Instead of putting guns in our schools and forcing our children to live in fear every day, we should let them focus on learning -- and demand that our leaders worry about keeping dangerous weapons off the streets, out of schools, and away from our children.
STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, Executive Director of MomsRising, On NRA Response to Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
December 21, 2012
Members of Congress, Advocates Commemorate Human Rights Day Urging for Passage of Immigration Reform
December 10, 2012
News release Washington, DC – As we commemorate today’s anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, MomsRising has launched a blog carnival to further the national dialogue on the urgent need of making our immigration system humane and
Women and Mothers Descend on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress Not to Throw Families Over the Fiscal Cliff
December 5, 2012
News release The economic security of moms and their families hangs in the balance as Congress debates how – and whether – to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” MomsRising is taking action and making the voices of their more than one million members heard through multiple avenues, including: in-district deliveries in nearly 40 states of personal stories from MomsRising members about how the fiscal cliff will impact them; making deliveries to Congressional offices in Washington, D.C.
STATEMENT OF Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, MomsRising.org, on Mobilizing Women and Mothers Across America to Take Action on the Impending Fiscal Cliff
November 21, 2012
Statement “Women and moms were a decisive voting bloc in the election. We voted based on the issues that most affect us and now we will redouble our efforts to ensure a bright future and a fair shake for our families. The election may be over, but our work has just begun. In the last few days, MomsRising members have sent letters to Congress, started organizing in-district meetings, and shared hundreds of moving stories that illustrate the fact that our family budgets can’t be stretched any farther.
STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising on Meeting with President Obama on the Priorities of Moms and Families In the Economy
November 16, 2012
Statement “MomsRising was honored to be part of a small, high-level White House meeting this afternoon, and had a chance to share the priorities and concerns of the nation’s women, children and families with President Obama, Vice President Biden and some of their top advisors. We noted that the nation’s mothers urgently need secure health care, good jobs, quality affordable child care, earned sick days, paid family leave, and a safety net they can rely on.
STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising, on Women’s Groups Meeting with President Obama
November 13, 2012
Statement “Today, I, along with the leaders of more than a dozen national women’s organizations met with the President and some of his closest advisors, including Valerie Jarrett, chair of the White House Council for Women and Girls and senior adviser and assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; and Christina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and director of the White House Office on Public Engagement.
STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising on the Re-election of President Barack Obama
November 6, 2012
Statement “Today we congratulate President Obama on his re-election. We’re ready to move forward with him to ensure that we close the gender wage gap, to see health care reform fully implemented so that all our families get the health care they need, and to secure earned sick days for all workers. “Moms had a great deal at stake in this election and they voted their interests. Access to affordable quality health care, fair pay, and earned sick leave, are just a few of the issues moms care about, and that they voted on in 2012.
November 2, 2012
News release WASHINGTON, DC – In the final days of the 2012 Presidential Campaign, MomsRising, a grassroots community of more than a million moms working to achieve economic security for all families, will be conducting a massive Get Out The Vote phone banking initiative, with a particular focus on moms who are members of groups that have a history of low voter turnout.
STATEMENT OF Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, CEO and Co-Founder, Momsrising, on Presidential Debate
October 23, 2012
Statement "Last night, we were delighted to hear that both President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney strongly support gender equality for women in other nations. Governor Romney's position took us by surprise, however, since he still won’t say whether he supports gender equality here in the United States, including such legislation as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, Executive Director, CEO and Co-Founder, MomsRising on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Proposal to Revise the CARD Act
October 18, 2012
Statement “We are delighted that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) agrees with our position that stay-at-home moms, spouses and domestic partners shouldn’t be prevented from getting credit cards because they don’t have their own income or assets. We applaud the CFPB for taking quick action to restore stay-at-home parents' access to fair credit. The proposal set forth yesterday to change the Credit Card Accountability and Disclosure (CARD) Act to allow credit-worthy people to get credit cards by relying on third party income represents a victory for stay-at-home moms, dads and partne