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September 8, 2022
Statement “Today serves as a shameful reminder that year after year, being a mom remains an even greater predictor of wage discrimination in the United States than being a woman. And year after year, moms of color experience the widest, most damaging wage gaps due to structural racism. For every dollar paid to White dads in our country, moms are paid just 58 cents – and Latina moms are paid just 48 cents, Native American moms just 50 cents, and Black moms just 52 cents.
September 1, 2022
Statement “We are so pleased that, for the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Report Card looks at state paid family and medical leave laws and early care and education policies. These two critically important issues have a direct impact on moms’ ability to breastfeed their infants, as well as our ability to support and care for our families.
August 25, 2022
Statement “Women’s Equality Day is a time to assess the status of women in our society and to consider whether women of all races and income levels are making progress. By those measures, there is little to celebrate this Women’s Equality Day.
August 24, 2022
Statement “Tens of millions of us are carrying unmanageable student debt, with women carrying nearly two-thirds of it and Black women most severely burdened. That debt affects every aspect of our lives, including our ability to care for our children, buy homes, and save for retirement. At this time when the cost of gasoline, food, housing, and nearly everything else has skyrocketed, we looked to President Biden to provide relief and today he delivered.
August 16, 2022
Statement “Reducing inflation, lowering health costs for some families, taking historic action to help address the climate emergency, and finally asking the wealthiest corporations to pay their fair share are meaningful, historic accomplishments.
August 12, 2022
Statement “The Inflation Reduction Act, passed by the U.S. House this evening and the U.S. Senate last weekend, will make major, badly needed progress to reduce the cost of prescription medications and health insurance, make our tax code fairer, and help address the increasingly ominous climate emergency. The country’s moms are especially pleased that the bill will make health insurance more affordable for millions of people who might otherwise become uninsured next year; rein in Big Pharma’s greed and price gouging; and cap seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for medications to $2,000 per year.
August 7, 2022
Statement “America’s moms and families have renewed hope due to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act by the U.S. Senate. It will make significant, long-overdue progress to reduce the cost of health coverage and prescription drugs, make our tax code more fair by finally making wealthy corporations pay their fair share, lower energy costs, and help address the climate emergency.
August 5, 2022
Statement “In charging four current and former Louisville police officers with violating Breonna Taylor’s civil rights, the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday offered hope for long-delayed accountability for her tragic, disgraceful murder by police. Taylor was the victim of an illegal, no-knock drug raid on her home. She was shot eight times while she lay in her bed. The person the police claimed to be looking for had already been arrested and did not live there. It is worth saying that Breonna was not a suspect and had not committed a crime.
August 3, 2022
News release “Yesterday in Kansas, Democrats, Independents and Republicans, and people of all genders came together in record numbers to reject anti-abortion extremism and the dangerous post-Roe world the U.S. Supreme Court has created. The Dobbs ruling and the state abortion bans and restrictions it allows have already created immense suffering and chaos across the country, with low-income women and moms, women of color, young, rural and immigrant women, people with disabilities, and those who are LGBTQ+ suffering the most.
July 28, 2022
Statement “It’s been a long, arduous journey to the budget reconciliation bill announced late yesterday. While America’s moms and families celebrate the measures that will reduce prescription drug costs, continue Affordable Care Act premium subsidies for three more years, make our tax code more fair, and take some key steps to address the climate emergency, one thing has been constant throughout many months of this debate: Lawmakers have pushed aside, deprioritized, and ignored the urgent care-related needs that moms and families face and that our economy desperately needs.