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May 24, 2016
Statement "The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce last week voted legislation out of committee that will turn back the clock on the advances we’ve made in improving childhood nutrition over the last five years. This reauthorization bill will actually reduce children’s access to the healthy and nutritious meals they need to thrive. It would cut off food programs for tens of thousands of children who need them and create unnecessary barriers that would prevent additional children from enrolling.  
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May 17, 2016
Statement “MomsRising and our more than a million members are pleased to see the U.S. Department of Labor take important action to ensure that workers are fairly compensated for the hours they put in at work.  
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May 13, 2016
Statement “Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, when we celebrate all the things moms do for us every day. This coming Monday is another kind of Mother’s Day. It’s Mother’s Equal Pay Day – the date to which a mother typically has to work to make as much as a father made the previous calendar year.  
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April 22, 2016
Statement “The bill introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize the federal child nutrition programs actually weakens those programs, which are intended to ensure that children have access to the healthy and nutritious meals they need to thrive. It would cut off food programs for tens of thousands of children who need them and create unnecessary barriers that would prevent additional children from enrolling.  
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April 14, 2016
News release On the last day of the Maryland legislative session, the State Senate failed to follow the lead of the Maryland House of Delegates in passing historic legislation requiring companies of more than 15 people to allow their employees to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave. The legislation, which has taken more than three years to pass the State legislature passed the House of Delegates 84-54 last week. Right now, more than 700,000 Marylanders lack access to paid sick leave, despite recent polling showing that 83% of Maryland residents support such legislation.  
April 12, 2016
News release Seattle, WA — Tuesday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m., MomsRising, Legal Voice, and the Economic Opportunity Institute will be holding an #EqualPay Day Bake Sale at Westlake Park. This bake sale comes with a twist: All women will get at least a 20% gender wage gap discount on baked goods. Moms and women of color will get increased discounts on top of that.     
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April 12, 2016
Statement “It’s Equal Pay Day again. The day when women will have earned the same amount men did in the previous year. That means that on average, it takes women 15 months to earn what men make in 12. It takes women of color and mothers even longer. That’s just shameful.  
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April 1, 2016
Statement "The New York State's new paid family leave bill will be a milestone for New York moms, dads and their families. When it's enacted, New York will be the fourth state to ensure its citizens have this important but basic workplace protection.   "Right now, too many parents have to make the impossible choice between a paycheck and the time off they need when a child is born or a family member is critically ill. That should never happen.  
March 25, 2016
Statement “The speed with which the North Carolina legislature and Governor McCrory passed and enacted the state’s new so-called “nondiscrimination ordinance” is a sign they knew what they were doing was wrong. This stealth legislation is clearly discriminatory and intended to marginalize the LGBTQ parents, families, and community across the state.   “Today, MomsRising stands with the LGBTQ community in North Carolina and nationwide in condemning the cowardly and homophobic actions of the legislature and Governor McCrory.  
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March 22, 2016
News release In a new petition launched late last night, MomsRising, a national nonpartisan organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, is urging the major news networks to enforce call-in interview policies for 2016 Presidential candidates equally. Since launching, more than 7800 MomsRising members have signed onto the petition.  
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