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June 26, 2017
Statement “The score released by the Congressional Budget Office this afternoon confirms what was already painfully and unmistakably clear: The U.S. Senate health bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, is cruel, heartless, and would be a giant step backward for this country.
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June 23, 2017
Statement “We commend North Carolina state legislators for raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction for misdemeanors and low-level felonies in the budget they passed yesterday. This puts an end to the days when 16- and 17-year-olds were automatically prosecuted as adults, even for the most minor offenses. This action will advance justice and strengthen families and communities in the state.  
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June 22, 2017
Statement “If there was a contest for the worst health care bill, the U.S. Senate Republicans’ bill, released this morning, would win it. It’s out of touch, out of line with our nation’s priorities, and damaging to our families and economy. It’s unconscionable. The bill released this morning would plunge tens of millions of moms and families into crisis, end Medicaid as we know it, and devastate our economy. The cuts to Medicaid, which covers nearly one half of the births in our country, are more devastating than even in the House version of the bill.
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June 21, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, DC- Earlier today, members of Congress joined with a coalition of progressive organizations, health care advocates, ACA beneficiaries, and parents and kids dressed as superheroes, for a speak-out on Capitol Hill urging Congress to “save our health care” by opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement with a secretive Republican plan that experts estimate would devastate the American health care landscape.  
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June 20, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, DC -- On Wednesday, June 21st, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) will join with a coalition of progressive organizations, health care advocates, and parents and kids dressed in superhero costumes, for a speak out on Capitol Hill opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement with the secretive Republican plan.
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June 19, 2017
Statement SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- Yesterday, Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a black 30-year-old mother of four having a mental health emergency, in front of “several children.” According to the Seattle Times, Lyles had a history of mental health struggles and was three months pregnant with her fifth child when she was shot by police. Lyles had called the police to report a possible burglary and was killed by responding officers.  
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June 14, 2017
Statement “We are sending comfort, healing, and peace to all those hurt and affected by this morning's shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice. The moms of America once again mourn that yet more people were added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic.” 
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May 30, 2017
Statement MARYLAND -- Moms across the country are applauding Maryland legislation that significantly restricts disciplinary actions like suspensions and expulsions of public school students in pre-K through second grade, which passed in April and has been officially made law. The new law will ban expulsion as a penalty for children in almost all cases, and restrict the use of suspensions only to narrow, case-by-case circumstances.   In response to the new law, Monifa Bandele, Vice President of MomsRising, issued the following statement:   
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May 30, 2017
News release This Thursday, parents and children will practice their best dance moves at a family-friendly dance party at the California State Capitol. The event – organized by MomsRising, First 5 Sacramento, Children Now, and Common Sense Kids Action – aims to urge legislators to prioritize funding for kids in the 2017-2018 state budget.   WHAT: Dance party in support of early learning, including affordable child care and preschool, in California WHO: Moms, dads, children and advocates for early learning
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May 25, 2017
Statement WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017 –  legislation that would immediately increase the federal minimum wage to $9.25 per hour, increasing the minimum wage gradually until it reaches $15 per hour by the year 2024. The legislation would increase the tipped minimum wage for workers who have not seen a salary increase since 1991. The bill has 31 Senate co-sponsors and 152 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.  
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