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March 17, 2016
Statement MomsRising, an organization of more than one million mothers and their families, is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring S.2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act to a floor vote in the Senate. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 was voted out of committee more than four months ago but has since stalled on the Senate floor.     Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO and executive director of MomsRising, issued the following statement calling on Senator McConnell to take immediate action:  
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March 16, 2016
Statement “Even before President Obama had time to consider a nominee to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacancy on the Supreme Court, Republicans in Congress said they would oppose anyone he nominated. We at MomsRising hope that was just political hyperbole and that Congressional leaders will recognize that the President’s Constitutional responsibility and the good of the nation are more important than partisanship.  
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February 25, 2016
News release Moms and their kids from around Maryland will visit the Maryland State House to deliver messages from Marylanders from across the state about the importance of earned sick days:   9:30am, Tuesday, March 1 Anne Arundel Delegation Room Maryland State House Office Building Annapolis, MD  
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February 17, 2016
Statement Last night, Florida State Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Miguel Diaz de La Portilla announced that proposed legislation to allow roughly 1.5 million people with concealed weapons permits to openly carry handguns in Florida will not move forward this year. The latest legislation killed by Senator Diaz de La Portilla one in a series of campus-carry and open-carry related bills that passed the Florida House earlier this year.    
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February 10, 2016
Statement Today, after years of pressure from MomsRising.org, parents and nutrition advocates, Jack in the Box has announced that it will drop sugary sodas as an option from their kids meals and menus. The removal of soda pop products as an option from kids menus in all 2,200 of their restaurants nationwide will go into effect immediately.  
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February 4, 2016
Statement “MomsRising and our more than one million members across the country applaud and strongly support the Child Care Access to Resources for Early-learning Act (Child C.A.R.E. Act) that will be introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate early next week. This bill is an exciting step forward in expanding access to affordable, high-quality childcare. Parents need safe, enriching places for their children to be so they can go to work, and children need safe enriching places to be so they can thrive.  
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February 2, 2016
News release A bill in the Florida legislature that would allow gun permit holders to openly carry weapons is causing concern across the United States and could have a dramatic negative impact on Florida’s tourism industry. That concern has been shared with MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization focused on family economic security, and the group is sharing those messages with Florida lawmakers and others.  
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January 29, 2016
Statement Earlier today, President Obama instructed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to work with the Department of Labor to require large companies to report pay data on race, gender and ethnicity in an effort to uncover disparities in pay that are not based on performance.     In reaction to the news, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising.org, issued the following statement:  
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January 22, 2016
Statement “Legislative proposals in Florida that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to openly carry their firearms are causing concern among families in the ‘Sunshine State’ and families who vacation there. We have heard from people across the country that they will give up their Florida vacations if open carry laws are passed.   “The Florida Sheriffs Association’s proposed “Inadvertent Carry Amendment,” introduced this week, is a responsible solution that balances the rights of permit holders with the legitimate safety concerns of families.  
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January 7, 2016
Statement “With Mayor de Blasio’s signature, New York City is taking the lead on supporting working parents who need time off to care for a newborn baby or to take care of an ill family member or their own illness. Starting this year, New York City employees will be able to take parental leave without a reduction in their paychecks.   “We applaud Mayor de Blasio for leading by example and recognizing that paid leave policies are win-win-win. They make for healthier and more stable working families, and are also good for employers, our communities, and our economy.

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