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March 24, 2023
Statement “Moms and caregivers across Washington applaud the state Supreme Court ruling upholding the capital gains tax, which provides the dedicated funding source for child care and early learning our state urgently needs. Washington’s tax code has long been the most regressive in the nation, putting an unfair burden on the lowest income workers by requiring them to pay the most in state and local taxes. The capital gains tax, along with policies such as the Working Families Tax Credit, are beginning to change that in ways that will boost moms, families, businesses, and our state’s economy.
March 24, 2023
Statement “U.S. House Republicans demonstrated once again today that they are badly out of touch with the country’s moms and families when they passed the badly misnamed ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ – ugly, divisive legislation designed to undermine public education by bringing censorship, bigotry and strife into our schools. This legislation may be masquerading as a bill of rights but it is actually a blueprint for censorship, bullying, division and book bans. It is all wrong for America’s moms, kids, families, and educators.
March 21, 2023
Statement “The badly misnamed ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ the House GOP plans to vote on this week is all wrong for America’s moms, kids, families, and educators. It is a recipe for censorship, bullying and book bans, and for division based on race, sexual orientation, and gender identity, masquerading as a bill of rights. If it were to become law, the Parents Bill of Rights would create more division by pitting educators against parents. It would do enormous damage to our kids, schools and communities.
March 17, 2023
Statement “This is an emergency. Too many moms are losing their lives during pregnancy and childbirth in this country. Our nation’s maternal health crisis got appreciably worse in 2021, with huge disparities and Black women suffering the worst outcomes.
March 15, 2023
Statement “North Carolina’s moms applaud the budget proposal Governor Cooper released today because it will boost North Carolina’s kids, families, businesses, and our economy. We are particularly grateful for Governor Cooper’s commitment to ensuring every child in North Carolina has access to a sound basic education, beginning in early childhood. 
March 14, 2023
Statement "Today, on Equal Pay Day, moms are reminding our elected leaders: The wage gap is unacceptable, unjust, and devastating to families’ economic security and to our economy. Unless Congress takes action, women will continue to lose $400,000 on average over the course of a 40-year career to the wage gap. 
March 10, 2023
Statement “America’s moms celebrate the precedent-setting FY24 budget proposal the President released yesterday because it is the strongest budget proposal on paid family and medical leave and child care/early learning in our country’s history. It restores the fully refundable Child Tax Credit, which promises dramatic progress in reducing child poverty. It makes long-overdue reductions in health care and prescription drug costs, and provides coverage for those in states that have failed to expand Medicaid. It provides more funds for school meals and the Women, Infants and Children program.
March 9, 2023
Statement “Our nation’s families and economy continue to suffer because of persistent wage discrimination, with moms and women of color facing the widest wage gaps and the most devastating harm. Congress must take action, and passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be an essential step toward protecting women from losing much-needed income to wage discrimination. Its speedy passage should be a top priority for every lawmaker.
March 7, 2023
Statement “America’s moms are deeply dismayed by the New York Times
March 6, 2023
Statement “The carefully documented, credible news reports that U.S. companies are exploiting and abusing migrant children is horrifying and absolutely unacceptable. Basic protections against child labor apply to migrant children too, and every employer that has exploited minors should face extreme penalties. That many of these children apparently did dangerous work during long, overnight hours makes these violations even more egregious.