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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the U.S. Senate parliamentarian’s ruling last night - refusing to allow budget reconciliation to be used to update an outdated law from 1986; the U.S. Senate has passed immigration-related provisions in at least five budget reconciliation bills in the past and some were far-reaching.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.
September 29, 2021
News release
September 24, 2021
Statement “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took an essential step to protect women’s health and rights, dignity and autonomy, by passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) of 2021. This bill will protect access to abortion care for everyone in this country, no matter where they live. Its enactment is especially important for low-income women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other vulnerable communities who are suffering grave harm from S.B.
September 21, 2021
Statement “We were shaken and deeply disturbed by the video of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback attacking asylum-seekers, including a child, in Texas yesterday. And we are profoundly saddened that our government is deporting asylum-seeking families to Haiti at this time when a crippling earthquake, destructive tropical storm, and deep-seated political unrest have created a massive humanitarian crisis there. There is no question that Haiti is not safe right now.
September 21, 2021
News release CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia moms and allies delivered a care package to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin yesterday to thank him and his staff for all their hard work looking out for the state’s families, and to encourage the powerful Senator to get paid leave over the finish line.