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April 14, 2021
Statement “Among the many lessons from the pandemic is that everyone gets sick, and we all need the chance to get better. That was true before COVID-19, it’s true during the pandemic, and it will be true afterward. That’s why it is so urgent that every working person in our country be able to earn paid sick days. Shamefully, that isn’t the case today; in fact, 30 million workers – a quarter of the private sector workforce – cannot earn any paid sick days to use to recover from illness.
April 13, 2021
Statement “Shattering. Horrifying. Brutal. Unending. Unjust. Unacceptable. Devastating.
April 9, 2021
Statement “By passing the Fair Start for Kids Act, bipartisan state legislators took a major step to give Washington’s youngest learners the high-quality early education they deserve, and their families the financial stability and support they urgently need. This is what responsive lawmaking looks like!
April 6, 2021
Statement “Yes! The letter House Ways & Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) circulated to colleagues yesterday is powerful and persuasive and demonstrates how well he understands the needs and priorities of working families. We applaud Rep. Neal’s commitment to including comprehensive paid leave, child care, and permanent improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in the infrastructure bill Congress is about to consider. They are among the most pressing issues facing moms and our country today.
March 31, 2021
Statement “America’s moms know how badly our country needs a care infrastructure, because moms, families, businesses and our economy all suffer when we are forced to manage caregiving and jobs, including jobs in the care and childcare sector, without common-sense protections like access to affordable child care, home- and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, universal paid leave, and a living wage. The negative economic impacts are harming women and moms of color the most due to structural racism.
March 24, 2021
Statement “As we rebuild our economy in the midst of a deadly and devastating pandemic, we simply must take steps to end the wage gap that denies tens of millions of women fair pay, forces millions of families into poverty, and hurts our economy. Across occupations and education levels, women face an unfair, terribly damaging wage gap, with women of color and moms hurt the most. In the United States today, Latinas are paid just 55 cents, Native women just 60 cents, and Black women just 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
March 18, 2021
Statement “In passing the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the U.S. House of Representatives took an essential step to make our country more just and help us overcome the racism and anti-immigrant views President Trump stoked for four long years. Providing a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 2 million undocumented young people in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and giving farmworkers and their families an opportunity to earn legal immigration is long overdue. America’s moms commend every member of the U.S.
March 18, 2021
Statement “Efforts by state lawmakers to suppress the votes of people of color. Extreme gerrymandering. Hard-working Americans locked out of the political process. Big money dictating our political agenda.
March 17, 2021
Statement “The murders of eight people in Atlanta yesterday evening – seven of them women, six Asian Americans – are tragic, appalling and truly heartbreaking. America’s moms grieve for the families of the victims and for all those affected by this horrific violence.
March 11, 2021
Statement “America’s moms thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, and every lawmaker who fought so hard for the American Rescue Plan. Each time a family goes to a grocery store instead of a food bank, each time a school reopens safely, each time a family can keep the heat on instead of shivering through the winter, we will know the American Rescue Plan is working. Every time a mom is able to re-enter the workforce, the American Rescue Plan is kicking in.