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June 25, 2015
Statement “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was written to ensure that eligible individuals in all states have access to health care subsidies. Today’s Supreme Court decision shows that the Court understands the intent and purpose of the law, and it saves millions of American families from losing their health insurance.  
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June 24, 2015
News release With more and more elected officials coming out against the Confederate flag after nine black men and women were targeted and killed inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina - MomsRising.org is calling on State lawmakers and Governors to not only take down the racist Confederate flag from all public spaces like schools, city halls, state capitols, and license plates; but also to do more to combat systemic racism and start by conducting Racial Equity Impact Assessments in their States.  
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June 23, 2015
Statement “Today the Montgomery County Council in Maryland passed the Earned Safe and Sick Leave bill, which allows all workers to earn one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum of 56 hours a year. This is the strongest paid sick leave legislation in the United States. We would like to see it become a model for the nation.  
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June 22, 2015
News release ROCKVILLE – This Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council will debate and vote whether to give workers in the county the opportunity to earn up to seven paid sick days each year. Councilmembers George Leventhal and Nancy Navarro will be joined by other councilmembers, advocates, and workers affected by the proposal at a press conference immediately preceding the hearing.  
June 19, 2015
Statement On the evening of Wednesday, June 17th, nine men and women - mothers, fathers and grandparents - were shot and killed inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, an iconic African-American house of worship known for centuries of human and civil rights activism.    Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising.org, released the following statement in response to the tragic shooting:  
June 16, 2015
News release MomsRising today praised NC lawmakers, saying they listened to moms, not the NRA or Grassroots NC, when they removed the most dangerous provisions from the omnibus gun bill that passed the NC House this afternoon.   As originally proposed, the Second Amendment Affirmation Act (HB 562) would have included several provisions that the group says would have undermined public safety and put families at greater risk.  
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June 15, 2015
Statement “When Oregon Governor Kate Brown signs Senate Bill 454-B into law, the state will become the fourth in the nation to have a paid sick days law.
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June 4, 2015
News release This weekend, Montgomery County families will come together for a special family Play Day featuring storytime, healthy treats, face painting, animal balloons, arts and crafts and much more, while they show their support for paid sick days legislation in Montgomery County.   The event, hosted by MomsRising and Jews United for Justice, will be held:   3pm – 4:30pm, Sunday, June 7 Ohr Kodesh Congregation 8300 Meadowbrook Lane Chevy Chase, MD
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May 14, 2015
Statement Dairy Queen announced that it will be removing all soda pop products from their kid’s menus, by September 1, 2015. MomsRising.org members, joined by advocates at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, had been urging the chain to improve the nutritional quality of its kids' meals by removing soda from the kid’s menu. The voices of moms and parents were heard!   Photo: MomsRising.org Good Food Force national meeting on soda in kids meals.
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May 13, 2015
Statement Earlier today, MomsRising members, staff and volunteers stood with more than 30 organizations, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and numerous other U.S. Representatives, on Capitol Hill to send a message loud and clear that it is indeed #MissionPossible to build a strong economy for families, women and our nation.   

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