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May 5, 2021
Statement “The devastating health and economic harms caused by the pandemic have made a simple truth painfully clear: The United States economy isn’t working for moms, and wage discrimination is a major reason. Moms of color experience compounded wage discrimination and harms due to structural racism. We cannot have a just recovery without ending pay inequity and improving our inadequate care infrastructure, because they drive the shameful wage gap facing moms.
April 30, 2021
Media advisory Xenophobic political statements about China and Chinese people have contributed to rising incidents of racism against Asian Americans during the COVID–19 pandemic. From March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021, Stop AAPI Hate reporting center received 3,795 incidents of hate. On March 16, 2021, a 21-year-old white gunman killed eight people, including six Asian women, in three spas in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia. On April 15, 2021, a 19-year-old white gunman killed eight people, including four Sikhs, at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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April 28, 2021
Statement “The American Families Plan will help reduce poverty, lift the economy, share prosperity, boost businesses, and end the pervasive inequities that consign so many families, and especially families of color harmed by structural racism, to hardship and want. Through long-overdue paid family leave, needed investments in education and child care, more generous food assistance, strategic tax credits, and more, this plan will help build a care infrastructure to solve some of the most daunting challenges facing moms and families in our country today.
April 28, 2021
Statement “Chairman Richard Neal’s Building an Economy for Families Act is smart, responsive policy that meets the moment for America’s families. The country’s moms applaud the Neal plan’s comprehensive paid family and medical leave program, its measures to expand families’ access to quality, affordable child care provided by people who are paid a family-supporting wage, and the fact that it would make permanent the tax credits that have so much promise to help low-income families with children escape poverty.
April 22, 2021
Statement “Ma’Khia Bryant should be alive today. The police were called to calm the situation, not shoot and kill a child. There were alternatives – an endless number of alternatives – to using deadly force against a 16-year-old girl. Yet again police used unnecessary, unjustifiable lethal force against a person of color, with a tragic result.
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April 22, 2021
Statement “If we are to have a just, equitable, robust recovery from the pandemic, lawmakers must finally invest in our child care system and in the care infrastructure our country needs. That is why we are so pleased that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act today.
April 21, 2021
Statement “Washington State moms and families commend our state House of Representatives for passing ESSB 5096, which will support an equitable, long-term recovery from the pandemic and help create a stronger, more fair economy in our state. This new excise tax on extraordinary profits from capital gains will provide critical revenue for much-needed investments in child care, early learning, and education. That will help moms, caregivers, and families recover from the pandemic, strengthen our state’s care infrastructure, and combat structural racism and sexism.
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April 20, 2021
Statement “George Floyd should still be here. A jury today convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd, as was right. We know that a conviction alone is not justice and we stand in support of the family of George Floyd, the people of Minneapolis, and Black and Brown communities across the country who still face rampant police violence each and every day.
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April 16, 2021
Statement “MomsRising stands with Adam Toledo’s family in demanding justice. The police officer who killed Adam Toledo, a beloved son, a child who was just 13-years-old, and a student at Gary Elementary School must be arrested and charged for this crime, now. The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot must be held accountable not only for killing this child, but also for covering up the murder for more than two weeks as they refused to release the officer’s body camera video and a false narrative was spread.
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April 15, 2021
Statement “The U.S. House of Representatives acted wisely to close the wage gap that punishes moms and women, causing compounded harm to women and moms of color due to structural racism, and damages businesses and our economy by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act today. This bill will support a just recovery. As we struggle to emerge from the pandemic, which has pushed women’s labor force participation to a 30-year low, we simply must ensure that women and moms are paid fairly.
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