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July 31, 2012
Statement “There's no question that millions of American women, moms and their families have already benefitted from the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Moms like Christine Farley, whose son has Cystic Fibrosis, and who no longer has to worry that he’ll be denied coverage because of his pre-existing condition or run into a lifetime cap on his health care coverage. Moms like Tracy Munoz, whose adult sons will be covered under her and her husband’s insurance plans until they reach 26.
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June 28, 2012
Statement “As moms and caregivers for our families, we know how crucial health care is. The Affordable Care Act has proven to be a life-changing, and life-saving, law, and we are overjoyed that families will continue to benefit from its provisions.  
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June 18, 2012
Statement “The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule is an important step forward for clean air.   It will protect families all across the country from dangerous toxics like mercury and arsenic and prevent more than 100,000 asthma attacks a year.  
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June 6, 2012
Statement Good morning, Chairman Capito, Ranking Member Maloney, members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me to testify on behalf of MomsRising.  I particularly want to thank Congresswoman Maloney for her history of strong and visionary leadership on issues related to family economic security.  
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June 5, 2012
Statement "As an organization that represents more than a million women and mothers who regularly experience the negative effects of wage discrimination, and one that has worked tirelessly to urge Congress to take steps to end that discrimination, we at MomsRising are deeply disappointed in the Senate's failure to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.   "It's outrageous that today, on average, women earn 77 cents to a man's dollar. And this disparity is even greater for moms, single moms and women of color.  
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May 11, 2012
News release It’s a Mother’s Day “fantasy.” Three kids start up a “your mom” game – “your mom’s so cool, she makes three hours of sleep and a once-a-week shower look good.” “Your mother is so patient, your little brother gets tired of asking ‘why.’” “Your mom is so underpaid, she only makes 73 cents compared to a man’s dollar.” What? On the game goes with one little kid who doesn’t seem to get the “your mom” concept and the kids start fighting until their mothers come out and pull them apart as the children continue to shout out praises for their moms.  
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May 11, 2012
News release This Mother’s Day is the perfect day for MomsRising.org to add another facet to its multi-platform, multimedia community. With more than a million members nationwide and a blog with a readership of about 3 million the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom is going to bring moms' voices directly to the decision makers in Washington, DC.  The hour-long show, MomsRising Radio with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, produced by WeAct Radio airs on WPWC 1480AM in Washington, DC and also online on WeActRadio.com and MomsRising.org.
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April 19, 2012
Statement The recently drafted Women’s Option to Raise Kids Act – or the WORK Act – is a great way to get us on the right track for talking about how best to ensure that we, as a nation, truly value the work and contributions of all mothers and families.  This bill recognizes that raising children is important and valuable work, and it would give moms who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families the same opportunity that some other women get – the opportunity to stay home to raise their own children for the first three years.  
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April 13, 2012
Statement There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” As an organization representing moms of all political persuasions across the country and run by moms, we at MomsRising know well that raising children is work. Caregiving is immensely rewarding work, but it's work just the same. Ms. Romney is justifiably proud of the work she's done raising her children.  
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March 16, 2012
Statement “The Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development Committee vote was a victory for the families in the Commonwealth who would benefit from the Earned Paid Sick Time Act. Paid sick time is win-win. Studies show that with these kinds of policies, employers reduce costs and have less turnover and workers have the peace of mind of knowing that they can take time off without sacrificing pay or a job.  What’s more, with an earned sick time law, Massachusetts will save on the cost of providing health care because its citizenry will be healthier.  
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