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July 25, 2017
Statement “Today, Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate continued their grossly irresponsible, shameful assault on our economy and the health care families rely on by approving a Motion to Proceed to a vote on a mysterious health care bill. Republican U.S. Senators have not read the bill, experts have not reviewed the bill, the Congressional Budget Office has not scored the bill’s impact and, most importantly, the American people know nothing about the bill. This partisan, secretive process has been shocking in its disregard for families and our economy -- and it must stop now.  
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July 25, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, DC — Four civic engagement groups, iAmerica Action, Indivisible, Mi Familia Vota (MFV) and MomsRising, unveiled on Tuesday the “Raise Your Hand” initiative to strengthen the voices of communities of color who often feel disenfranchised by national political leaders.  
July 21, 2017
Statement “Treating immigrants fairly and with respect is not only a moral imperative, but also a way to make our nation strong and prosperous. U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) took a step in the right direction yesterday when they introduced the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017 – urgently needed legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for the nearly 800,000 undocumented people who have grown up here and know no other home. These young people contribute tremendously to the strength and vitality of their communities.
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July 19, 2017
News release With our nation’s health care hanging in the balance, on Thursday morning MomsRising members will deliver superhero capes to U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for standing up for women, children and families by opposing the dangerous proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacing it. The capes are part of a broader delivery of powerful personal stories from parents across the country that demonstrate how repealing or weakening the ACA and gutting Medicaid would harm maternal and child health.  
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July 18, 2017
Statement “With breaking news that there aren’t enough votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate at this time, the moms, dads, parents and caregivers of America celebrate. Now, instead of working to build support for yet another measure that would take health insurance away from tens of millions of people, U.S. Senate Republican leaders should start over and work in a bipartisan way to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, stabilize the insurance marketplaces and improve our health care system so that it works for everyone.  
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July 13, 2017
Statement “The moms of America urge every U.S. Senator to vote ‘no’ on gutting our nation’s health care. The revised U.S. Senate Republican health care bill is just as much of a disgrace as its failed first draft. If passed, the Better Care Reconciliation Act would be devastating for moms, children, families, the most vulnerable members of our society, and our economy. Millions of families will suffer if it becomes law.  
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July 12, 2017
News release MomsRising, an organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, has announced that it will participate in the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality scheduled for July 12th to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation. Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, Mozilla, OK Cupid, Imgur, Medium, and dozens of other major sites are also participating.  
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July 6, 2017
News release Over the weekend, Patrisse Cullors, a senior fellow at MomsRising, an online and on-the ground multicultural organization of moms and their families with more than a million members in the US, was honored at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival with the ‘Woke Award,’ celebrating her commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as her tireless efforts in bringing justice and equality into conversations across national platforms.   In her acceptance speech, Cullors explained:  
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July 5, 2017
Statement “In a monumental victory for Washington State, its families, small, medium and large businesses and its economy, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today signed SB 5975 into law, bringing us closer to the day when paid family and medical leave is a reality for every worker in the state. After more than a decade of advocacy from MomsRising members and our partners -- and unprecedented collaboration between worker advocates, business leaders and legislators -- Washington has enacted a powerful paid family/medical leave plan that will serve as a blueprint for states across the nation.
July 1, 2017
News release OLYMPIA, WA -- The paid family and medical leave bill the Washington State legislature passed last night is a “model for the nation and a monumental victory for Washington families, small businesses, and our economy,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO and executive director of MomsRising.org, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 40,000 members in Washington State and more than 1 million members across the country.

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