Statement “At a time when millions of people are racing to evacuate their homes and communities as one of the most dangerous hurricanes our country has seen in decades approaches, it is shocking to learn that the Trump administration diverted $10 million that Congress designated for disaster relief and used it to support ICE’s disgraceful war on immigrants and asylum-seekers.
September 12, 2018
September 12, 2018
Statement “On average, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women in this country are paid just 87 cents to a white man’s dollar. But the AAPI community is not homogenous and distinguishing this data by ethnicity reveals additional shameful, punitive disparities. In fact, Southeast Asian women face some of the most extreme wage gaps of any racial or ethnic group in the nation. On average, Southeast Asian women are paid only 61 cents for every dollar paid to a white man.
September 12, 2018
Statement “It is truly disappointing that our country once again failed to make progress in closing the gender-based wage gap this year –– a squandered opportunity to make life better for millions of struggling women and families. We learned today that the gender-based wage gap in this country remains stuck at 80 cents, and that women of color continue to experience appreciably worse wage hits – and we know that’s true for moms too. That is, quite simply, unacceptable and it hurts not only women but also families and our economy.
September 6, 2018
Statement “America’s moms will fight the Trump administration proposal, released today, to replace the Flores Settlement Agreement with regulations that subject many more immigrant children to abuse, neglect and incarceration. Although the Trump administration has violated it time and again, the Flores Settlement requires our government to prioritize child welfare when it takes custody of immigrant children. Replacing it with these regulations would be calculated and cruel.
September 4, 2018
Statement “Last minute data dumps. Hidden records. A nomination by a president who is possibly an unindicted co-conspirator to federal crimes committed to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today is taking place under a toxic cloud and it should be halted.
August 30, 2018
Statement “We commend the jurors who convicted former police officer Roy Oliver for the murder of Jordan Edwards last night, the prosecutors who argued the case, and all those who are speaking out against the police brutality that is horrifyingly common in this country and so often takes the lives of Black youth. Police brutality must end and until it does, successful prosecutions of police who abuse their power should be the norm and not the exception.
August 28, 2018
Statement “This week, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris introduced a revolutionary bill addressing the main factors that cause racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. By providing $30 million in annual grants to train against racial bias and incentivize health care professionals, this bill has the potential to ameliorate a national crisis.
August 7, 2018
Statement “Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is an annual reminder of a gross and continuing injustice in our country. Today in the United States, Black women face a shameful wage gap of 63 cents on the dollar, and it is even worse – just 51 cents – for Black mothers.
August 3, 2018
Statement “The paid parental leave proposal introduced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is deeply, dangerously and fundamentally flawed.
July 26, 2018
Statement “The Trump administration’s failure to reunite hundreds -- perhaps more than 1,000 -- children with their parents or family members by today’s deadline is cruel, inhumane and inexcusable. The administration’s failure to comply with the court order is exacerbating the trauma and pain for all involved. Every day, every hour, every moment that children remain separated from their parents means more terror and more trauma for all involved.