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December 21, 2020
Statement “The devastation the pandemic has wrought is immense, and the relief package Congress passed today is a down payment on the emergency help that desperate, struggling moms and families need.
December 18, 2020
Statement “The video released this week of Chicago police officers raiding the home of Anjanette Young for absolutely no reason, then casually telling her to relax as she stood naked, terrified and terrorized was horrific and haunting. Police ignored her cries and refused to provide answers about why they burst so violently into her home. They initially refused even to show her paperwork to explain why they were there. They ignored Young, as if she was insignificant and unworthy of a response, when she said over and over that ‘this can’t be right.’
December 10, 2020
Statement “Including paid leave in the end-of-the-year relief package should be a no-brainer for Congress. Families First Coronavirus Relief Act emergency leave benefits have been a huge and indisputable win for the country. They are linked to a reduction in the spread of COVID-19 by as much as 400 reported cases per day where people are able to use the leave.
November 10, 2020
Statement “Moms and families have a tremendous amount at stake in California v. Texas, the case the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing this morning. A ruling in favor of Texas and the Trump administration would throw our health care system into disarray in the midst of a deadly, raging pandemic.
November 7, 2020
Statement “Moms were a powerful force in this election. Moms across the country mobilized their families, their friends, and their communities to vote, overcoming many obstacles to voting during a pandemic and resulting in historic voter turnout this year. The huge voter turnout makes our country stronger.  This is how democracy is supposed to work.
November 7, 2020
Statement “Moms made a huge difference in this election. Every vote must be counted but it is clear that voters delivered a resounding victory for President-Elect Biden and, in a historic move, elected Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to serve as our country’s vice president. The Democratic ticket won the popular vote by a wide margin, collecting more votes than any ticket in history.
November 4, 2020
Statement “This election had historic engagement resulting in record turnout, which is unquestionably good for our democracy. Now, the next step in our democratic process is for every single vote to be counted. The day after the election, one thing is clear: MomsRising members who are Black, Latino, White, Asian, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian mothers, immigrants, moms who are differently abled, trans and gender non-conforming -- and moms at the intersections of those identities -- came together to show up as the powerful force we are and to vote in record numbers.
November 2, 2020
News release Powered by incredible energy from moms across the country, and with a day left before the election, MomsRising’s unprecedented multi-million dollar get-out-the-vote (GOTV) mobilization is already the largest and most successful effort ever to turn out mom voters. To date, MomsRising’s outreach has included:
October 31, 2020
Statement “In North Carolina and throughout our country, we have the right to make our voices heard and our votes count. The march in Graham today was peaceful and was designed to get out the vote. It included public officials, kicked off at a house of worship, and included a moment of silence for George Floyd. That is North Carolina, and America, at our best. There was no excuse for police to attack marchers, including children, moms, seniors, and people with disabilities.
October 29, 2020
Statement “George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Rayshard Brooks. Tony McDade. And now, Walter Wallace Jr. They are among the Black Americans – people with lives and loves, families and futures – who were murdered by police. This is state-sanctioned violence and it has to stop. This country will not tolerate police murders of people of color, day after day after day.