December 16, 2013
News release Retail giant Target will take to Twitter to directly engage with consumers who signed petitions, wrote emails and visited local stores to urge the national chain to help protect public health and the environment. Kate Heiny, Target’s senior group manager of sustainability, will participate in the weekly #EcoTipTue Twitter party on Tuesday, December 17, at 9 pm Eastern Standard Time/6 pm Pacific Standard Time.
December 11, 2013
Statement “The Family and Medical Leave Act, passed 20 years ago, has quite literally helped millions of people – moms, dads and others – take time off to attend to their or a family member’s medical needs. It has been a blessing. But that leave is unpaid and the law doesn’t cover 40 percent of the workforce.
November 7, 2013
Statement “There is no real need to add trans fats to the foods we and our families eat and every reason not to. The Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary source of trans fats in processed food are not safe is most welcome.
October 29, 2013
Statement “After decades of inaction, Congress is poised to consider the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), which would overhaul our system for regulating toxic substances. This is welcome news, but we want to be sure any new toxics legislation prioritizes the safety of families and communities, shielding them from the kinds of toxic hazards that are becoming ever more pervasive.
September 30, 2013
News release MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today launched its MomsHealth.org website to provide information about new affordable health care options and opportunities under the new health care law.
September 26, 2013
Statement “We applaud the City Council of Jersey City for yesterday passing an earned sick time bill, a measure that Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop called a matter of ‘basic dignity for working families.’ Having already passed a paid family leave bill, Jersey City is well on its way to becoming a model for a pro-family, pro-business, pro-economy city.”
September 16, 2013
News release On Wednesday, September 18, the National Women’s Law Center, members of the Strong Start Campaign for Children and moms and preschool children from MomsRising.org will join legislators to participate in an unexpected activity in front of the U.S. Capitol: Playing an over-sized game of Chutes & Ladders to call attention to the critical role early education plays. The game visually demonstrates how our children can move forward with affordable, high-quality early learning opportunities. 10:00 AM until Noon, Wednesday, September 18
September 9, 2013
News release MomsRising.org, the national online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today announced that Donna Norton, a longtime advocate for women’s equality and women’s rights, will serve as the organization’s deputy director.
August 29, 2013
Statement “With childhood obesity at epidemic levels, and related health problems like diabetes and hypertension on the rise, it is deeply disappointing that instead of doing more to serve children healthier meals, a few school districts are deciding to opt out of the National School Lunch Program, which features more whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
August 28, 2013
News release In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the historic civil rights march on Washington, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, is holding a blog carnival on the state of civil rights in our nation today – how far we’ve come and how much further we still need to go.