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December 22, 2015
Statement “New York City’s new paid parental leave program is an important step forward toward in the nationwide effort to support working parents. Next year, city employees will be able to take leave to care for a newborn baby or to take care of an ill family member of their own illness without a reduction in their paychecks.  
December 18, 2015
Statement “The bi-partisan tax package passed by the U.S. Congress that includes a permanent fix to key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that otherwise would have expired without congressional action will boost our economy and help keep millions of families afloat—including the 21 million moms who access the tax credits. Among them are one in four of all military and veteran families, who receive both of these credits and need that money to help make ends meet, keeping food on the table and paying utility bills, among other things. 
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December 18, 2015
Statement “The MomsRising team was deeply saddened and appalled to hear of the allegations of sexual harassment and assault at FitzGibbon Media. As advocates for women and their families, we admire the courage of the women who have come forward and extend our sympathy also to those who have faced harassment but who might have felt it was not safe to speak out publicly. We also stand in solidarity with the former staff who are now without employment because of their strong convictions."  
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December 9, 2015
News release Washington, DC—MomsRising and 22 gun violence prevention groups (Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Northwest Corner Committee for Gun Violence Prevention, Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence,
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December 3, 2015
Statement “Yesterday’s shooting in San Bernadino brought the number of mass shootings in the United States to 355 in just one year. This has to end.  
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November 30, 2015
Statement “MomsRising applauds DineEquity, the owner of IHOP and Applebee’s restaurant chains, for announcing today that they are removing soda as a default option on the kids’ menu at their restaurants. On behalf of our more than one million members, MomsRising has urged DineEquity and other chain restaurants to improve the nutritional quality of kids' meals by promoting healthier drink options for children. The voices of moms and families are being heard far and wide!  
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November 30, 2015
Statement “As mothers, we are extremely concerned about the tenor of the Presidential election so far. Tragically, some candidates are inflaming passions against those who provide reproductive health services to women, against community leaders who organize for justice and an end to police brutality, and against immigrants and refugees.
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November 20, 2015
Statement The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act may be one of the most misleadingly named pieces of legislation in recent history. Not only does this bill not protect the country against foreign enemies, it puts thousands of women, moms, and children who are desperately trying to flee war, persecution, violence and torture in serious jeopardy.
November 19, 2015
News release A group of New Hampshire moms today joined MomsRising Executive Director and CEO Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner to encourage the Republican and Democratic Presidential Front-Runners to talk about their stands on policies such as paycheck fairness, access to paid family and medical leave, and quality early childhood education,  issues that will boost the nation’s families, businesses and the economy. The letter to the front-runners, which included more than 18,000 signatures, came with a surprising attachment: chocolate “moose pops.”    
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November 16, 2015
News release Families from around the DC-metro area are “suiting up” in superhero gear to support the DC Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, which would provide 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave for almost anyone who lives or works in the District of Columbia. If the Act passes, Washington, DC will have the most robust paid leave plan in the nation, which would allow workers to take the time they need to care for a newly adopted child, a newborn, a personal illness, or an ailing family member.  

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