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MomsRising Newsroom

January 21, 2022
Statement “America’s moms are horrified by recent and impending U.S. Supreme Court actions that put women’s health and families’ well-being in grave jeopardy. Most people who have abortions are moms; and moms want abortion care to be accessible to all who need it, including low-income women, women of color, and immigrant women. Instead of improving access to this basic health care, politicians have been attacking and denying abortion care and our highest court is failing to protect this basic liberty.
January 20, 2022
Statement “Last night’s U.S. Senate failure to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act was a costly and bitter disappointment that puts our hopes for democracy at grave risk. At a time when state lawmakers are passing laws to suppress the votes of Black, Indigenous and people of color, using extreme gerrymandering, trying to lock historically marginalized Americans out of the political process, and allowing dark money to set our country’s agenda, Congress had a responsibility to step up and protect our democracy. Last night the U.S. Senate utterly failed to do so.
January 12, 2022
Statement “The Consumer Price Index December report, out this morning, is sobering confirmation of what moms and families already know: Prices for essentials, including food, housing and energy, continue to rise, making it extremely difficult for many families to provide for their kids and make ends meet.
January 6, 2022
Statement “Today is a somber anniversary, when we remember last January’s brutal, appalling attack by domestic terrorists on the U.S. Capitol and on the lawmakers and staff who were doing their jobs by certifying a free and fair election. We recognize the terrible toll that attack took in deaths and injuries as well as the toll it has taken on our unity and civility as a nation. America’s moms strongly support decisive action to hold accountable every single person who planned, funded, or participated in that attack.
January 5, 2022
Statement “2022 is off to a rough start for America’s moms, families, and businesses. The pandemic is surging, hundreds of thousands of people are becoming ill and being asked to quarantine each day, many schools and child care centers are operating remotely if they are open at all, transportation systems are compromised, and the already-high cost of food, medication, housing and energy is rising fast.
December 19, 2021
Statement “Senator Manchin’s announcement this morning that he will not support the Build Back Better Act at this time is both a stinging disappointment and a call to action to lawmakers to find a way to pass the essential measures this bill contains. America’s moms expect Senator Manchin, and the U.S. Senate, to return to the negotiating table and pass Build Back Better in early 2022. Unless they do, Sen.
December 17, 2021
Statement “It is time for Congress to create a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented people who contribute every day to our communities and our economy and who have suffered for much too long without one. Last night’s opinion from the U.S. Senate parliamentarian is another disappointment, but it should not determine what happens next. The parliamentarian works for elected officials, not the other way around. Her advice is just that — advice. The vast majority of Americans strongly support a path to citizenship and creating one is long, long overdue.
December 10, 2021
Statement “The Texas anti-abortion law, S.B. 8, is an abomination that is causing grave and irreparable harm to women and families in the state, and especially to low-income people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and those in other vulnerable communities. The U.S. Supreme Court should have struck down this Texas law, which outlaws nearly all abortions, as soon as it was enacted and the Court should have done so today. Instead, for the third time, the Court failed us.
December 10, 2021
News release “Fifty years ago today, then-President Richard Nixon vetoed a child care bill that had passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan majorities. The legislation would have created federally funded child care centers across the country that offered early learning, meals, and medical check-ups. It was designed to help parents, and in particular moms, hold jobs and care for their families.
December 7, 2021
Statement “It is deeply disappointing that the Biden administration has extended the use of Title 42. Coming at the same time the administration is re-implementing the ‘Remain in Mexico’ protocols, this will force even more immigrants to wait for long periods of time in unsafe, life-threatening conditions, at risk from smugglers and drug cartels, in Mexico for their asylum hearings. This combination of dangerous, unethical policies will make it practically impossible for people seeking asylum to get protection at our southern border.