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December 20, 2016
Statement “Today, the DC Council voted to pass the nation’s most progressive paid family and medical leave insurance bill. Working families across the District are celebrating the fact that when this legislation is implemented, nonprofit and private-sector workers in DC will be able to use paid family and medical leave to care for a new child, treat a serious illness, or care for a sick relative.   
December 8, 2016
Statement “The New Jersey legislature attempted to stand up for the rights of incarcerated pregnant women, children and others by passing S51, which would have restricted the use of solitary confinement in state prisons. By vetoing this important legislation, Governor Christie has shown that he has no concern for the well-being of the most vulnerable among us. Instead of listening to the overwhelming evidence and the members of the legislature, the Governor has chosen to stick his head in the sand and pretend that the problem is nonexistent.  
December 8, 2016
Statement “The selection of fast-food CEO Andy Puzder for Labor Secretary is a clear indication of the aggressive anti-working family agenda that President-elect Trump seems eager to champion in his new administration.    
November 29, 2016
Statement “Taken together, President-Elect Trump’s appointments to date present a significant threat to our democracy, to the people of our country, and to our economy:    
November 28, 2016
Statement “As organizations dedicated to protecting and improving the health, safety and well-being of America’s children and families, we feel it is critical that Congress passes funding assistance before the end of the year for Flint, MI and other communities affected by lead contamination.   
November 18, 2016
Statement “Donald Trump has named a person, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, who has a history of racist, misogynistic and bigoted behavior, to be the U.S. Attorney General, which is the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. Over his career, Sessions has called a white civil rights attorney a ‘disgrace to his race’ and prosecuted activists, including Albert Turner, a former aide to Martin Luther King Jr. for trying to register black voters. He once joked about the Ku Klux Klan, sayng he ‘used to think they were OK’ until he found out some of them were ‘pot smokers.’  
November 15, 2016
Statement “Our diversity is our nation’s most enduring strength. The fact that the people in our country, who come from all walks of life and tapestries of backgrounds, are free to live, love and worship as they will, is enshrined in our Constitution -- and is why America has long prospered.  
November 9, 2016
Statement “This morning we woke up to a very different America than the polls predicted. Many of us are reeling. Some of our children have difficult questions about their own safety, about their friends, and about the future of our country. But moms never give up, and we never stop fighting to make sure that the United States is a place where every child and family, every mom and dad, and every person can thrive.  
November 7, 2016
Statement “MomsRising today applauds the leadership of the Wake County Commissioners in voting tonight to provide all county employees with six weeks of paid parental leave.   “With this action, Wake County joins Durham County and the City of Greensboro in supporting employees by ensuring that they can take paid leave to care for a new baby, a newly adopted or foster child, or the placement of a child for whom the employee is permanently assuming parental responsibilities.  
November 1, 2016
Statement Today, November 1st, is Latina Equal Pay Day - a day to mark how Latinas in the United States have to work ALL of 2015 and until November 1st of 2016 to finally earn as much as white men earned in 2015 alone.  On average, Latina women make only 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man for equal work.  MomsRising argues that this incredibly large pay gap, the highest in the nation, hurts women, families and our national economy and MomsRising marks the day to highlight the urgent need for action to close the wage gap for Latina women.