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August 19, 2021
Statement “The suffering the people of Haiti are experiencing is almost unimaginable, with last weekend’s devastating earthquake and the tropical storm that followed compounding the trauma and unrest caused by the assassination of the country’s president. There is no question that Haiti is not safe right now, and that is why the Biden administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) until early 2023 – even before the earthquake. But unfortunately, deportations have continued and that must end.
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August 13, 2021
Statement Moms Laud Move to Make It Easier for Spanish-Speaking and Other Families That Don’t Normally File Taxes to Sign Up for Expanded Child Tax Credit
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August 3, 2021
Statement “The wage gap -- now just 63 cents paid to Black women for every dollar paid to white men -- continues to take a devastating toll on Black communities. We cannot have a just recovery from the pandemic unless we close it and end the many forms of discrimination and oppression that Black women continue to face. The wage gap is even more damaging for Black moms, who are paid just 52 cents on the dollar compared to white dads.
July 29, 2021
Statement “For 45 long years, the cruel, discriminatory Hyde Amendment has been a stain on our country, denying health care to low-income women, perpetuating racism, and putting vulnerable women and moms at risk. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a bold, long overdue step to end Hyde and its devastating bans on coverage for abortion care. This is a good day for women’s health and for reproductive, racial and economic justice.
July 20, 2021
Statement “Home is here for the hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth whose lives and futures were upended, yet again, when a federal judge partially ended DACA Friday evening. These young people are parents to more than a quarter of a million U.S.-citizen children and pay millions of dollars in taxes each year. Many are serving on the frontlines during the pandemic, keeping us safe by providing health care and doing other essential work. Now, once again, they are at risk for deportation and being separated from their families. 
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July 13, 2021
News release America’s moms and families are urging Congress to build back better by investing in the care infrastructure our country, our economy, and our families urgently need.
June 25, 2021
Statement “Maine Governor Janet Mills chose prisons for kids instead of hearing the voices of Maine’s youth calling for change. We are appalled that Governor Mills callously vetoed a bill to close Long Creek Youth Development Center, a youth prison.
June 22, 2021
News release ASHEVILLE, NC — Today, the Asheville City Council of North Carolina approved its proposed budget, including eight weeks of paid parental leave and six weeks of paid family leave for all of its city employees. This monumental decision makes Asheville the 22nd community in the state of North Carolina to adopt the critical paid leave policies that will increase the employment opportunities and improve the well-being and livelihood of their local employees.
June 21, 2021
News release The new Child Tax Credit, included in the Biden-Harris American Rescue Plan, holds the promise of reducing child poverty in America by half, but only if low-income families are informed and able to access it. That’s why, today, on Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, MomsRising is unveiling an aggressive, multi-faceted set of actions designed to ensure that the country’s moms and families can access this new program, which will provide low- and moderate-income families with $300 per month per child under age 6 and $250 for each child aged 6 to 17.
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