Statement Today, Senators listened to moms, not the NRA, and confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy has an outstanding record of service and expertise. Moms and families all over the country applaud his confirmation and look forward to his leadership as America's Top Doctor.
December 15, 2014
December 9, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, December 11th, moms and their kids will be on Capitol Hill to deliver decorated paper dolls and parent stories to members of Congress with messages about the skyrocketing costs of early childhood education. Members of MomsRising will deliver these messages the day after President Obama is set to convene a White House Summit on Early Learning with the focus on increasing investments in preschools and childcare - fundamental early learning opportunities that ensure that all kids in America have the most opportunities possible and that our economy can thrive.
December 8, 2014
News release Members of MomsRising.org – the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom – will present a gigantic "thank you" card, signed by hundreds of moms from around Pittsburgh, to Mayor William Peduto’s office to thank him for his dedication to children’s health: 9:30am -11:30am, Tuesday, December 9 Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (Large Party Room) 10 Children’s Way Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
December 3, 2014
Statement “Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Peggy Young, who while pregnant, was denied doctor-recommended desk duty by her employer, UPS. MomsRising and our million-plus members stand in support today of the plaintiff, Peggy Young, and pregnant workers everywhere who even now, more than 35 years after the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, are still experiencing discrimination on the job. Young v. UPS could have far-reaching health and economic implications for women and families across the country.
December 1, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC ̶ On December 3rd, the U. S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Young v. UPS, a case which examines a workplace policy that discriminates against pregnant workers and could have far-reaching health and economic implications for women and families around the country. UPS employee Peggy Young was pregnant when she requested that she not be required to lift more than 20 pounds, as advised by her doctor. UPS denied her request, despite having made such accommodations for many other classes of employees.
November 24, 2014
Statement “Mothers should never have to fear that our children could come to harm at the hands of those charged with protecting them. And yet, today’s refusal by a St. Louis grand jury to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown is an apparent miscarriage of justice that reinforces the all too familiar narrative of lives cut down by those entrusted with protecting and serving - a story of racial profiling and police brutality.
November 20, 2014
Statement “Across the country, moms and their families are celebrating President Obama’s important action to address the contributions and needs of millions of aspiring Americans--including women, moms, and children. Women and children make up nearly three quarters of the undocumented immigrant population, make important contributions to our nation and economy, and have a critical impact in our country’s labor force and home life.
November 13, 2014
News release On Tuesday, Moms who are members of the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization MomsRising will deliver petitions with more than 20,000 signatures and books with stories from families across the country that urge the U.S. Senate to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2019. The moms will meet up before the delivery at: 10am, Tuesday November 18 Hart Senate Office Building Lobby (by the Calder statue) Washington, DC
November 13, 2014
News release One Tuesday, Moms who are members of the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization MomsRising will deliver petitions with more than 20,000 signatures and books with stories from families across the country that urge the U.S. Senate to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2019. The moms will meet up before the delivery at: 10am, Tuesday November 18 Hart Senate Office Building Lobby (by the Calder statue) Washington, DC
November 5, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday, historic wins swept the nation as voters backed paid sick day legislation, increased access to affordable childcare, and minimum wage increases for low wage workers. In Massachusetts, and in cities in New Jersey and California, voters backed ballot initiatives guaranteeing paid sick days to nearly 1 million workers. In Seattle, voters approved increased access to affordable childcare.