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December 19, 2021
Statement “Senator Manchin’s announcement this morning that he will not support the Build Back Better Act at this time is both a stinging disappointment and a call to action to lawmakers to find a way to pass the essential measures this bill contains. America’s moms expect Senator Manchin, and the U.S. Senate, to return to the negotiating table and pass Build Back Better in early 2022. Unless they do, Sen.
December 17, 2021
Statement “It is time for Congress to create a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented people who contribute every day to our communities and our economy and who have suffered for much too long without one. Last night’s opinion from the U.S. Senate parliamentarian is another disappointment, but it should not determine what happens next. The parliamentarian works for elected officials, not the other way around. Her advice is just that — advice. The vast majority of Americans strongly support a path to citizenship and creating one is long, long overdue.
December 10, 2021
Statement “The Texas anti-abortion law, S.B. 8, is an abomination that is causing grave and irreparable harm to women and families in the state, and especially to low-income people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and those in other vulnerable communities. The U.S. Supreme Court should have struck down this Texas law, which outlaws nearly all abortions, as soon as it was enacted and the Court should have done so today. Instead, for the third time, the Court failed us.
December 10, 2021
News release “Fifty years ago today, then-President Richard Nixon vetoed a child care bill that had passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan majorities. The legislation would have created federally funded child care centers across the country that offered early learning, meals, and medical check-ups. It was designed to help parents, and in particular moms, hold jobs and care for their families.
December 7, 2021
Statement “It is deeply disappointing that the Biden administration has extended the use of Title 42. Coming at the same time the administration is re-implementing the ‘Remain in Mexico’ protocols, this will force even more immigrants to wait for long periods of time in unsafe, life-threatening conditions, at risk from smugglers and drug cartels, in Mexico for their asylum hearings. This combination of dangerous, unethical policies will make it practically impossible for people seeking asylum to get protection at our southern border.
December 3, 2021
Statement “Our country’s moms and families were alarmed by what the conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justices said during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
December 1, 2021
Statement “Another tragic school shooting, devastating students, parents, educators and school staff across the nation. Another horrific moment when young lives are lost and families destroyed. Another community terrorized and transformed forever. Another day when lawmakers continue to utterly fail those they are sworn to serve. This cannot continue. 
November 30, 2021
Statement “Maternal health is a public health emergency in our nation, and the Protecting Moms Who Served Act will help provide veterans with the world-class maternal health care they deserve. There are more than half a million women veterans in our country who are under age 40, and this bill is essential for them. We thank Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for working so hard to enact this law, which is an essential step in addressing America’s maternal health crisis.
November 29, 2021
News release To Reporters, Editors, Producers, and Anchors: As we celebrate the recent passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) through the U.S. House, we acknowledge the media’s critical role in informing the public about this complex and historic effort to make their government work for them. The omnibus nature of this bill and the policies therein present many challenges to newsrooms hoping to present a clear understanding of its contents and potential impacts on your readers, your communities, and the economy at large.
November 19, 2021
Statement “The jury verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case is a terrible miscarriage of justice, a measure of how thoroughly white privilege and supremacy pervade our criminal legal system, and a reminder of the terrible toll that unrelenting systemic racism and the ‘guns everywhere’ culture are taking on our country.