Statement "Massachusetts MomsRising members thank and commend Governor Charlie Baker for signing into law the paid family and medical leave bill the state legislature passed last week. The comprehensive paid leave program will take effect next year with workers being able to utilize benefits beginning in 2021. Massachusetts workers will have access to 12 weeks of job-protected family leave and 20 weeks of job-protected medical leave, with wage replacement of up to $850 per week.
June 28, 2018
June 27, 2018
Statement “The defeat of Speaker Paul Ryan's Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives is a welcome bit of good news at this time when the Trump administration and Congress are taking appalling actions that harm immigrants and asylum-seeking families. This vote is a victory for refugees and immigrants and for the fundamental values that have made our country strong.
June 27, 2018
News release Washington, DC — Event organizers today announced a list of core demands that will be at the forefront of the over 650 protests now scheduled in every state in the nation for Saturday, June 30th.
June 26, 2018
Statement “The U.S. Supreme Court ruling this morning in Trump v. Hawaii is deeply disturbing. It will have an immediate and chilling impact on Americans who will not be able to reunite with loved ones, and it will mean patients go without life-saving health care and young people go without education.
June 22, 2018
Statement “Governor Snyder made a costly mistake today when he signed into law a harmful and unnecessary bill that will strip health coverage away from hundreds of thousands of low-income individuals and families in Michigan. The new law imposes strict work requirements on Medicaid recipients that will almost certainly lead to massive coverage losses for low-income families while increasing costs for the state.
June 21, 2018
Statement “With yesterday’s vote in the state legislature, Massachusetts moved one step closer to strengthening families and making the state’s economy more competitive by adopting a paid family and medical leave program. Whether taking time off time to care for a new child or a sick family member, being there for families is what matters. Yet too many Massachusetts workers are forced to make the impossible decision between earning a paycheck and caring for a loved one or recovering from illness or injury themselves.
June 21, 2018
Statement “The Farm Bill the U.S. House passed today would make it harder for hungry families to access the food they need, exacerbating hunger in America. It is a devastating plan that would leave a million families without nutrition assistance. It includes unnecessary, harmful and overly restrictive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps families afford food during hard times.
June 20, 2018
Statement “Today’s Executive Order (EO) proves that the voices of moms, dads and people are powerful. But this EO does not stop the Trump administration from continuing human rights abuses, like imprisoning entire families, in the name of immigration enforcement, so we will continue to keep our voices raised, our calls going into Congress, and our letter writing, petition signing and rallying at full throttle. Imprisoning children with their families is still imprisoning children.
June 19, 2018
Statement "The two immigration bills expected to come before the House of Representatives this week are both tremendously destructive – to immigrant and asylum-seeking families, to children and families whose health and well-being are being imperiled by the Trump administration’s cruel policies, and to our country.
June 12, 2018
Statement “The proposed committee substitute to House Bill 933, now being considered by the North Carolina state legislature, would jeopardize health insurance for people in the state with pre-existing conditions and for mothers, especially those living in rural communities, by making it harder for them to find affordable plans that cover pregnancy and maternity care, prescription drugs, and other essential services.