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January 20, 2010
News release You can’t get this kind of service at Starbucks. Massachusetts moms wheeled their kids in wagons through the halls of the state legislature this morning, delivering bags of “back to work brew” coffee beans and notes encouraging the passage of a paid sick days law this year. The messages, from working families and small business owners across the state, were collected by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than a million members supporting family-friendly policies.  
January 11, 2010
News release Washington moms were at the capitol building and Governor Christine Gregoire’s office today to deliver healthy lunches with an encouraging note tucked inside on the first day of the new legislative session. The messages, collected from concerned parents throughout Washington State, asked lawmakers to remember family- and child-friendly policies in a time of budget cuts and frugality. Several mom representatives, organized by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than one million members supporting family-friendly policies, delivered the lunches.
January 8, 2010
News release As state legislators begin a new session and Governor Christine Gregoire returns to work, Washington moms will be on hand to make sure they have a healthy lunch, with an encouraging note tucked inside asking them to remember family- and child-friendly policies this legislative session. Several mom representatives, organized by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than one million members supporting family-friendly policies, will visit the state legislature and the Governor’s office to deliver the lunches.
December 17, 2009
News release This year, people who shop at Wal-Mart may bring home something they cannot return. Recent news reports by the The New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News have revealed that the megastore colossus has a practice of issuing what are commonly called demerits, or “occurrences” to employees who get sick and take sick days. Accruing enough occurrences can lead to dismissal. As a result, many Wal-Mart employees feel compelled to go to work sick and are unwittingly exposing their co-workers and customers to the flu and other contagious diseases.  
November 10, 2009
News release Desiree Rosado, a mother of three living in Groton, Connecticut, today shared with U.S. Senators the difficulty she and her husband face if they have to miss work and a paycheck whenever they or their children are sick. Rosado was testifying before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.  
November 5, 2009
News release Fourteen Senate and House leaders are wearing their commitment to our nation's children on their sleeves - or at least on their lapels - by sporting special "pacifier" lapel pins created by MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom. The pins are part of MomsRising's We Won't Be Pacified Until Our Broken Healthcare System Is Fixed campaign, urging Congress to pass healthcare legislation that meets the needs of the millions of children and families for affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.  
September 10, 2009
Statement “In his speech last night, President Obama underscored the concerns that families across the country have about our health care system,” said Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “Too many families are going without crucial healthcare because they can’t get coverage, have insufficient coverage or have been dropped by their insurers. We cannot go on like this.  
September 8, 2009
News release Healthcare and medical experts are predicting that the H1N1 flu will pose a serious health threat this fall. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that employees who get the flu stay home from work and that parents keep sick children at home, to avoid a serious public health problem Unfortunately, too many parents will face financial hardship if they try to take time off to stay home sick or care for sick children because they do not have paid sick days.  
August 20, 2009
News release MomsRising, the million-member online and on-the-ground grassroots organization working to improve economic security for all families, today joined the nation in mourning the loss of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy. On the day he is being laid to rest, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner called the Senator “a force of nature, a lion, and an elegant street fighter for social justice.”  
August 19, 2009
News release Dressed in red capes and wielding the truth about healthcare reform, members of the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization are fanning out across the country to ensure that people understand what healthcare reform really involves. The effort is a mom-style response to often-cited rumors about such non-existent provisions as those that would empower “death panels” to ascertain whether seniors should receive care.