Statement “America’s moms recognize the President’s declaration of a national emergency as the violation of presidential powers that it is. We urge President Trump to respect the checks and balances our constitution guarantees and refrain from vetoing the joint resolution the U.S. Senate passed today with support from 59 senators. It’s past time President Trump put the country’s interests ahead of his own. Our democracy is on the line.
March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
Statement “Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has a chance to get better. No one in this country should have to choose between earning a paycheck and taking time off from work to recuperate from illness or stay home with a sick child. But at least 34 million workers in the United States today cannot earn a single paid sick day to use when they get sick. The Healthy Families Act would change that by creating a national paid sick and safe days standard.
March 13, 2019
Statement “If Congress were to adopt President Trump’s FY2020 budget proposal, America’s moms, families and especially children would suffer terribly. There would be more poverty in America. More hunger and homelessness. Fewer children would get a good education and the child care they need. Fewer people would get the health care they need. Our country would become harsher and more xenophobic -- much like our President.
March 12, 2019
News release “Following enormous grassroots pressure around the country involving more than 100 organizations, we are seeing a powerful chain reaction in the relationship between banks and private prisons — after years of bankrolling this industry of oppression, Wells Fargo is joining JPMorgan Chase in stepping away from banking private prisons.
March 8, 2019
Statement “America moved closer to being the fair, just democracy it should be when the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, today. This essential legislation protects the right to vote, helps ensure that every vote will be counted, strengthens ethics laws, and fights the shameful voter suppression that has characterized too many recent elections. It makes it easier for people to vote, harder for partisan politicians to gerrymander, easier for moms and others to make our voices heard, and harder for criminals to hack, corrupt and steal elections.
March 6, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, DC – At a news conference today at which U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) re-introduced the American Family Act, MomsRising member Jessica Morrison discussed how the high cost of child care has affected her family. Morrison, a Philadelphia-area resident with a four-year-old, is pregnant with her second child. Morrison’s partner now drives nights for Uber and Lyft in order to care for their four-year-old daughter four days a week, while Jessica is at her job.
March 5, 2019
Statement "Today’s announcement from JPMorgan Chase that: 'We will no longer bank the private prison industry,' is a tremendous victory for the moms, activists, and the more than 100 organizations in the #FamiliesBelongTogether Corporate Accountability Coalition, which MomsRising coordinates. These more than 100 organizations have worked tirelessly to end JPMorgan Chase’s financing of private prison companies, which are profiting from detention of immigrant families.
March 5, 2019
Statement “Today reminds us of the harmful, unjust pay gaps Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women face. We must remember that AAPI women are not a homogenous group, and certain ethnicities experience some of the most extreme, punitive wage gaps in the country. For instance, Burmese women are paid only 50 cents on average for every dollar paid to a white, non-Hispanic man, and Hmong women just 57 cents. AAPI moms face a wage gap of 74 cents on the dollar compared to white, non-Hispanic fathers.
February 27, 2019
Statement “It’s a new day, and a new Congress, and America’s moms are thrilled that so early in the year, the House of Representatives has passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, with a strong, bipartisan vote of 240-190. This basic, commonsense reform is badly overdue and the Senate should waste no time in passing it as well. This should be the beginning of a series of reforms that will collectively help end the scourge of gun violence that is taking more than 40,000 lives in our country each year.
February 26, 2019
Statement “The House of Representatives did what was right today by rejecting President Trump’s disgraceful, politically motivated, utterly bogus declaration of a national emergency. We strongly urge the U.S. Senate to do the same. Manufacturing a national emergency in order to build a wall the country neither wants, nor needs, is despicable – a gross violation of the President’s powers and a dangerous threat to the checks and balances our Constitution guarantees.