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June 25, 2021
Statement “Maine Governor Janet Mills chose prisons for kids instead of hearing the voices of Maine’s youth calling for change. We are appalled that Governor Mills callously vetoed a bill to close Long Creek Youth Development Center, a youth prison.
June 22, 2021
News release ASHEVILLE, NC — Today, the Asheville City Council of North Carolina approved its proposed budget, including eight weeks of paid parental leave and six weeks of paid family leave for all of its city employees. This monumental decision makes Asheville the 22nd community in the state of North Carolina to adopt the critical paid leave policies that will increase the employment opportunities and improve the well-being and livelihood of their local employees.
June 21, 2021
News release The new Child Tax Credit, included in the Biden-Harris American Rescue Plan, holds the promise of reducing child poverty in America by half, but only if low-income families are informed and able to access it. That’s why, today, on Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, MomsRising is unveiling an aggressive, multi-faceted set of actions designed to ensure that the country’s moms and families can access this new program, which will provide low- and moderate-income families with $300 per month per child under age 6 and $250 for each child aged 6 to 17.
June 17, 2021
Statement “We commend state legislators in Maine for their vote to close Long Creek Youth Development Center – a  youth prison – within two years, and instead invest the funds in community-based alternatives. We look forward to Gov. Mills signing the legislation into law. Like every state and our federal government, Maine should invest in children, not prisons. “Maine spends $250,000 per year to incarcerate a child and just $13,000 to send a child to school, and youth of color are grossly overrepresented at Long Creek.
June 17, 2021
Statement “Today’s 7 – 2 U.S. Supreme Court ruling is a major, meaningful victory for moms, families and our country. A U.S. Supreme Court reshaped by former President Trump refused to strike down the ACA, instead ruling, correctly, that those who attacked it had no standing. This is a good outcome for the country.
June 8, 2021
Statement “Every U.S. Senator who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act today voted against fair pay and promotions, against equal opportunity, against women’s success in the workplace, against a just recovery, against strong businesses and a thriving economy, and against helping more families climb out of poverty. They voted against the interests of their constituents and against fair wages for us and our children.
May 27, 2021
Statement Thank you, Chairman Davis and Ranking Member Walorski, as well as members of the Worker and Family Support Ways and Means Subcommittee, for the opportunity to testify.
May 27, 2021
Statement “The spike in attacks against the Jewish community across our nation – the violence and vandalism against people and property, the harassment and hate in person and online – is absolutely unacceptable and it must end. Anti-Semitism is shameful and can never be tolerated. It crushes our sense of community, undermines our stability and success as a society, damages our democracy, and sears our souls.
May 24, 2021
Statement “The Biden-Harris administration made the right and just decision by re-designating Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) this weekend. America’s moms support this action because we are determined that our Haitian neighbors, friends and colleagues be allowed to remain with their families and in their jobs, especially at this time when it is clearly not safe for them to return to Haiti.
May 13, 2021
Statement “When the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Moms Who Served Act in a unanimous bipartisan vote yesterday, members took a very welcome step to improve maternal health, reduce maternal mortality, and improve the health of veterans in our country. This bill, the first part of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act the U.S. House has passed, will codify and strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs maternity care programs and support a badly needed comprehensive study to examine the unique maternal health risks facing pregnant and postpartum veterans.