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August 30, 2017
Statement “Last night, in another shameful action, the Trump administration halted an initiative designed to advance fair pay for women and workers of color. The pay data the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was about to begin collecting was designed to help uncover discrimination by requiring employers to collect and report wages by job category, sex, race and ethnicity. Ending this data collection is an assault on fair pay and will undercut efforts to close the wage gap and advance women and minorities in the workplace.  
August 28, 2017
Statement “Our communities are not battlefields, and large-caliber weapons and military gear do not belong on our streets.   “It is not surprising that Trump, who ran a campaign that stoked racial violence, would arm the police with equipment to terrorize the citizens they are tasked to protect with new forms of brutality, turning our communities into occupation zones. With record-numbers of police murder of unarmed civilians in the past few years, the last thing we need is more weapons on our streets. It is both bad policy and bad for our communities.  
August 26, 2017
Statement “In pardoning disgraced former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, President Trump has signaled to bigots and white supremacists that they need not worry about being held accountable for vicious, racist actions. This pardon demonstrates contempt for the real American values of inclusion, diversity and respect for basic human rights and for the rule of law. It is truly shameful.  
August 25, 2017
Statement “It would be heartless and devastating to our youth and our country if President Trump were to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which since 2012 has provided some 800,000 young adults who were brought to this country as children with opportunities to live, learn, work and contribute to their communities and the economy. They contribute tremendously to our country’s strength and vitality.    
August 21, 2017
News release JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS -- Texas Jail Project, a nonprofit that advocates for improving conditions in Texas county jails, and MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground multicultural organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, are petitioning a Jefferson County judge to release Kandace Washington, a 22-year-old black mother who is more than 7 months pregnant.
August 12, 2017
Statement “This weekend, we watched in horror as white supremacists and Nazis march through the streets of Charlottesville inciting violence that has caused the death of at least one peaceful anti-racism demonstrator.
August 7, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, August 7th, in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, members of MomsRising, a national mom-focused advocacy organization, will hand deliver letters to members of the US Senate featuring personal stories of moms living in the United States that highlight  the need for better pumping accommodations for breastfeeding moms at the workplace.  
August 1, 2017
News release Today, as August marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, moms advocacy organization MomsRising in partnership with independent creative ad agency WONGDOODY announced the launch of #IPumpedHere, a viral social media campaign to drive attention to the serious lack of clean, legal places for breastfeeding mothers to pump in the workplace.
July 31, 2017
Statement “Black women in our country experience an appalling wage gap. It took almost 19 months, going into July of 2017, for Black women’s earnings to catch up to those of white, non-Hispanic men in 2016. That is a wage gap of 63 cents on the dollar for the average Black woman working full-time, year-round – an average loss of more than $21,000 per year compared to what is paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Black mothers are penalized even further, earning just 51 cents on the dollar. This is outrageous.  
July 28, 2017
Statement “Moms across America are breathing a temporary sigh of relief today because the U.S. Senate leadership’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed -- at least for now. Despite a flurry of last-minute back-room dealings, Senate Republican leaders were rightly unable to corral enough votes to pass their destructive ‘Skinny Repeal’ bill, which would have destabilized insurance markets, ripped coverage away from millions of people, and caused lasting damage to the health of our families and to our economy.