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June 2, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC ̶ MomsRising members and their children will join doctors and other public health experts to support President Obama’s nominee for US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Murthy has been under attack by the gun lobby, most notably the NRA, for publicly expressing his opinion that gun violence is a public health issue.         WHAT: Rally and Petition Delivery in support of Dr. Vivek Murthy  
June 2, 2014
Statement “The Seattle City Council’s vote today to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is nothing short of historic. This will give Seattle the highest minimum wage in the nation and one that truly constitutes a living wage. Right now, an estimated one in four Seattle workers makes much less than that, and those workers are disproportionately women, moms, and people of color. Seattle will soon become a better place to work, live and raise families.   
May 13, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC ̶  Despite having the same experience, job title and credentials, AnnMarie Duchon was paid less than a male colleague for seven years, losing more than $12,000 in wages.
May 9, 2014
News release This Mother’s Day, celebrities, politicians and others including Arianna Huffington, Christy Turlington Burns, Mayim Bialik, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Michelle Obama, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Emily Saliers (of the Indigo Girls), CraigsList founder Craig Newmark and others are sharing the important lessons they learned from their mothers in the first-ever MomsRising Celebration of Mothers, a Mother’s Day blogging extravaganza.  
May 6, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC --  Lawmakers will join ZERO TO THREE, MomsRising, and the National Partnership for Women & Families for a forum on  “The Child Development Case for Paid Family & Medical Leave” on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) in the Capitol Visitor Center. At the forum, co-hosted by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Rep.
April 9, 2014
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 outraged by the Senate's continuing failure to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.  
April 8, 2014
Statement “As an organization that represents more than a million women and mothers who regularly experience the negative effects of wage discrimination, we at MomsRising applaud the President for taking action to fight wage discrimination for employees of federal contractors.   “Transparency is crucial in efforts to address this discrimination. As Lilly Ledbetter’s case proved, being able to ask about and disclose information about wages can help employees take steps to right wrongs. They must be able to do that without fear of retaliation.  
March 4, 2014
Statement “Every single one of us breathes air and in too many communities - especially in urban areas - that air is the source of dangerous and sometimes deadly pollutants that can trigger asthma attacks or cause lung disease. Cars, light trucks and SUVs are the source of many of those pollutants, meaning we can solve this problem. The Environmental Protection Agency's new standards are an important part of that solution.  
January 29, 2014
Statement Hello, my name is Laura Mui and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. My partner and husband, my four-year-old son and I live in San Ramon, CA. I am here today to speak about my own personal experience with wage discrimination. I would like to thank Representative Pelosi and MomsRising for inviting me here to share my story.