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October 27, 2016
Statement On Wednesday, October 26, the US Justice Department announced it reached a deal with the city of Florence, Kentucky that revises the city’s policies to provide modified duty for pregnant employees. The deal – in the first Justice Department pregnancy discrimination case about light duty since the U.S.
October 19, 2016
Statement On October 14th, Venida Browder, a civil rights activist whose late son Kalief Browder became a symbol of America’s deeply broken criminal justice system, died of complications from a heart attack. Browder’s son Kalief committed suicide in June 2015, after spending three years in New York City’s Riker Island jail on a robbery charge that was ultimately dismissed.
October 17, 2016
News release Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton City Commissioners Matt Joseph, Jeffrey J. Mims, Chris Shaw, and Joey Williams have been working to make Dayton a “City of Learners” by focusing on the early education of Dayton’s littlest residents. Dayton moms and dads will thank them for efforts at the City Commissioners’ meeting:   5:45pm, Wednesday, October 19 City Hall Dayton  
October 13, 2016
News release Mayor Bill Bell and Durham City Council members have been working to make Durham a “City of Learners” by focusing on the early education of Durham’s youngest residents. Durham moms and dads will thank them for their efforts at the City Council meeting:   7pm, Monday, October 17 City Hall 101 City Hall Plaza Durham  
October 6, 2016
News release More than 100 members of Cleveland’s Latina community will gather to watch the second Presidential debate this coming Sunday in the battleground state of Ohio. This year’s presidential election may be the most important ever, especially for Latinas and Latina moms. In addition to being a key battleground state, Ohio has a rapidly growing Latino and Latina population.   To encourage awareness of the issues in the election and make sure that all eligible voters register and vote, MomsVote/LatinasVotan is holding a debate watch and voter registration party:
October 6, 2016
News release Más de 100 miembros de la comunidad latina de Cleveland se reunirán para ver el segundo debate presidencial el próximo domingo en el estado clave de Ohio. La elección presidencial de este año puede ser la más importante de la historia, especialmente para las latinas y mamás latinas. Además de ser un estado clave, Ohio cuenta con una población de rápido crecimiento de hombres y mujeres latinos.  
September 29, 2016
Statement “There are a wide range of issues that affect family economic security, but two that consistently rise to the top are: Access to paid sick days and equal pay. Today the White House announced two actions, addressing each of these crucial issues. MomsRising members across the nation, tens of thousands of whom provided comments in support of these actions and many of whom shared their personal experiences in these areas, applaud this direction which will lift families, businesses, and the economy.    
September 27, 2016
News release Preschoolers will be toddling, walking and racing around the State Capitol grounds this Thursday, but in an organized fashion. The little ones will be there with their parents and state legislators to participate in Ahead for Early Ed, a relay event to increase awareness of the need for high quality early learning opportunities, like preschool and child care at:   10am, Thursday, September 29 North Lawn (L Street Side)
September 21, 2016
Statement “No mom or dad, no son or daughter, should ever have to fear a loved one could come to harm at the hands of those charged with protecting them. Yet look at the headlines. Thirteen-year-old Tyre King, as well as Keith Scott and Terence Crutcher, both fathers, were killed by police just this week.  What's going on isn't right, it isn't fair, and it's not okay. It’s not only breaking our hearts, it’s breaking our nation.  And it must stop.
September 15, 2016
Statement “In April, we marked Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes when women, on average had finally earned the same amount as men had during the 2015 calendar year. But that one day doesn't tell the whole story. In June we marked "Moms' Equal Pay Day" and in late August we marked "Black Women's Equal Pay Day." Today we're marking Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day (and Latinas' Equal Pay Day comes weeks later from now). The truth is we're tired of marking all of these days and we look forward to the day when we no longer need to shine a light on the women and mothers' wage gap.