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November 10, 2015
News release WASHINGTON, DC- On Tuesday, November 10, MomsRising, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill on the eve of Veterans Day to urge action on the reauthorization of the child nutrition programs, which provide critical support to millions of children in the United States, including children of veterans.
November 5, 2015
News release DES MOINES, IOWA --Today, a day after the Every Child Matters Education Fund and released a letter calling on the 2016 presidential candidates to participate in a forum on child and family issues this year, Iowa moms, joined by MomsRising Executive Director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, and Every Child Matters Iowa Director, Kelli Soyer, will stop by the Des Moines campaign offices of Dr. Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sec.
November 4, 2015
News release NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Today the Every Child Matters Education Fund, and the University of New Hampshire in partnership with released a letter calling on the 2016 Presidential candidates to participate in a forum on child and family issues, which polls show are of highest concern for working families in this year’s election. In addition, more than 13,000 Momsrising members from New Hampshire and around the country have signed onto a letter urging all the candidates to come to the table and discuss these critical issues.  
November 3, 2015
Statement “Amazon’s announcement that they will be expanding paid family leave to all full-time employees, including workers at the company’s distribution facilities is a huge win for America’s families.    
October 15, 2015
Statement “MomsRising is delighted to be among the nearly 150 public and private sector organizations that were selected to be a part of the Commitments to Action by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.  
October 13, 2015
Statement “At tonight’s Democratic debate, we heard Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders outspokenly advocate for the expansion of paid family and medical leave in the U.S. to resounding applause.   Plain and simple, this issue is on the agenda for American voters - and no candidate can expect to get elected without having a plan to update our outdated policies so our families and businesses have the basic economic tools they need to succeed.  
October 6, 2015
Statement “MomsRising members across the Washington, D.C. metro area are thrilled to see today’s introduction of the D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015. Every day, we hear from our members about the economic challenges they face because they don’t have paid family or medical leave, forcing them to lose pay to care for a newborn, personal illness, or an ailing family member. This legislation would make D.C. the first city in the nation to provide paid family and medical leave for all workers.  
September 25, 2015
Statement “On the issue of paid family and medical leave – which has long been a critical one for our organization – Senator Rubio’s proposal to provide tax credits to employers that offer that leave is not the answer. It doesn’t go far enough. We need comprehensive paid family leave insurance legislation that covers all workers and is affordable. This proposal doesn’t meet those criteria.  
September 16, 2015
News release On Thursday, September 17, at 10:00am dozens of children, moms, dads and leaders will dash around the Capitol grounds in the “Miles Ahead with Early Learning” relay race. The pint-sized runners will be joined by members from and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), and national legislators. The run is being held to highlight the fact that quality, affordable child care and early learning programs set our kids up for success from start to finish.   10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 17
September 9, 2015
News release UPPER MARLBORO – This Thursday, dozens of advocacy organizations and impacted county residents will gather to celebrate the introduction of legislation to allow workers in the county to earn up to seven paid sick days per year.