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October 28, 2021
Statement “America’s moms and families celebrate the  commitment to significant investments toward building the care infrastructure moms, families, businesses and our economy urgently need, including child care, home- and community-based services, living wages for care workers, and an expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. We applaud the historic, unprecedented investment of $400 billion for universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds and affordable child care, and making refundability of the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent for low-income families.
October 27, 2021
Statement “We have become a nation in which low- and middle-income working people pay taxes but the wealthiest individuals and corporations do not. That has led to historic income and wealth inequality and further entrenched the punitive racial and gender disparities we are experiencing today. Quite simply, it needs to change. In a healthy democracy, everyone pays their fair share of taxes.
October 26, 2021
Statement “Tax fairness matters to America’s moms and voters, and it’s long past time for the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share of taxes. The Billionaires Income Tax would raise $250 billion in revenue over the next decade – more than enough to cover the critical investments moms and families are counting on, including paid family/medical leave, as we try to create a just recovery from the pandemic that will allow moms, families, businesses, and our economy to thrive.
October 22, 2021
Statement “For as long as MomsRising has existed, our members have shared horror stories about being forced to pump breastmilk in bathrooms, as well as cars, closets, coatrooms, and cafeterias, because they had no alternative. The U.S. House of Representatives took an important step to change that today by passing H.R. 3110, the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act. If it becomes law, the PUMP Act will make life better for 9 million women of childbearing age who are without protections that would give them time and a private space to pump breastmilk at work.
October 21, 2021
Statement “Today serves as a painful reminder of the damaging wage gap Latinas continue to face. In the United States today, Latinas are paid just 57 cents on average for every dollar paid to white men. For Latina moms, the wage gap is even more punitive: just 46 cents on the dollar compared to white dads. More than half of Latina moms are their families’ primary breadwinners, and wage discrimination makes it harder for them to put food on the table, access health care, pay for housing and other necessities, afford child care, save for college and retirement, and more.
October 18, 2021
Media advisory House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Senators Robert Casey (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Sara Jacobs (D-CA), and other congressional leaders will join moms, parents, caregivers, and caregiving advocates at a news conference on Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 pm to press for a care infrastructure in the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill.
October 13, 2021
Statement “Manuela ‘Mona’ Rodriguez was a mother, a daughter, and a sister and she should be alive today. Instead, she was shot in the back of the head and murdered by Eddie F. Gonzalez, a school safety officer. The school district was right to fire Gonzalez, who murdered Mona, and the Long Beach Police Department’s investigation should result in murder charges being filed against him. Gonzalez did not fire in self-defense or to protect a life. He was criminally reckless and must be held accountable.
October 7, 2021
Statement “If the Axios report is true, Senator Manchin has some explaining to do to moms and families in West Virginia and across America. Moms, families, businesses, and our economy need paid leave when serious illness strikes or a new child comes, affordable child care, AND home- and community-based services for people with disabilities and seniors.
September 30, 2021
Statement “We are disappointed in the U.S. Senate parliamentarian’s ruling last night - refusing to allow budget reconciliation to be used to update an outdated law from 1986; the U.S. Senate has passed immigration-related provisions in at least five budget reconciliation bills in the past and some were far-reaching. But despite the ruling, the nation is still relying on Congress to pass legislation that provides permanent protections and pathways to citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, farm workers, and essential workers this year.