Statement “The Trump administration continued its unrelenting assault on our nation’s most vulnerable families this week when it proposed a rule to take crucial food assistance away from more than three million people. The impact of this rule would be more hunger in America, more families struggling to meet their basic needs, and more children with health and learning problems driven by hunger.
July 25, 2019
July 18, 2019
Statement “MomsRising members from across the country are telling us that they are scared. Members who are women of color and immigrants, and those based in North Carolina, in particular, found the chants of ‘send her back’ at President Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville last night to be terrifying. Moms fear for their children and their families; some tell us they are afraid to send their children to Eastern Carolina University this fall.
July 18, 2019
Statement “We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for standing up for low-wage workers and families by passing the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the paychecks of millions of moms and help lift families out of poverty. Today’s action was long overdue. Congress has not increased the minimum wage in more than a decade while corporations have raked in huge profits. Millions of working families are struggling to cover their basic needs and are without the economic security they need and deserve.
July 15, 2019
Statement “America’s moms are horrified by today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, that the Trump administration will publish an interim final rule tomorrow that restricts access to our country’s asylum system for anyone who did not seek protection from the countries through which they passed on their way to the United States.
July 15, 2019
Statement “The millions of people and more than 100 organizations representing the Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee are encouraged by BNP Paribas’s decision to no longer finance the U.S. private prison industry and immigration detention companies. By becoming the first non-US based bank to exit the private prison industry, BNP Paribas is responding to the fact that consumers in the U.S. are concerned about their banks’ role in incarcerating immigrants and communities of color. And by becoming the first regional U.S.
July 10, 2019
News release “It is the shame of our nation that immigrant families across the country are living in fear of being separated due to the raids, mass arrests, and deportations President Trump is threatening. With rumors circulating that these heartless raids could begin this weekend -- and reports that ICE agents will ‘specifically target adults with children’ -- children are terrified, parents panicked, and communities are experiencing unnecessary fear and chaos.
July 9, 2019
Statement “America’s moms have an enormous amount at stake in Texas v. United States, the case that was argued this afternoon before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The Trump administration and a coalition of Republican-led states are once again trying to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If they succeed, 133 million people living with a pre-existing condition – more than half of them women – will be at risk for losing their health coverage.
July 8, 2019
News release “SunTrust’s decision to stop new financing to the private prison industry and immigrant detention companies is a testament to the growing strength of our movement and the power of everyday people standing up for what’s right. Millions of people and more than 100 organizations have made their voices heard, signed petitions, as well as protested bank branches and headquarters to demand an end to financing an industry profiting from the caging of people of color and immigrants.
June 27, 2019
Statement “Getting a fair and accurate count is essential to our democracy and must be the paramount consideration in designing the country’s 2020 Census. Including an untested citizenship question that was clearly designed to intimidate respondents and depress immigrant participation in the Census would have made that impossible. We commend the slim majority on the U.S.
June 26, 2019
Statement “Today’s announcement by Bank of America to stop lending to the private prison industry and immigrant detention companies is an enormous victory for the millions of people and more than 100 organizations who have raised their voices, signed petitions, and protested at bank branches across the country to demand an end to financing the morally bankrupt private prison industry. We applaud Bank of America for this decision as we commit to holding them accountable, and we will also ramp up the pressure on other big banks like SunTrust to exit the private prison industry.