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March 11, 2022
Statement “America’s moms are pleased that the FY22 budget that Congress passed last night will help lower costs for working families, create jobs, support some of the moms and families whose economic security has been undermined by the pandemic, make health care more affordable, and improve maternal health. We welcome the modest funding increases for food and nutrition, housing, and other essential federal programs in this budget, which for the first time in many years prioritizes the needs of moms and families.
March 1, 2022
Statement “Tonight President Biden reinforced his administration’s commitment to a vision and an agenda that will support moms, parents, families, businesses, our economy, and our country. That includes: a national paid family leave program; lower family costs for child care, pre-K, and prescription medications; fair wages; a $15 per hour federal minimum wage; a pathway to citizenship for immigrants; an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; a fair tax system that supports working families; and enactment of the Equality Act and protections for trans youth.
February 28, 2022
Statement “As we mark six months since Texas’ draconian, devastating six-week abortion ban took effect, the U.S. Senate let the country down by failing to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would mitigate the harm to moms and families from this and other state anti-abortion laws. We thank the U.S. Senators who supported and advanced the vote. We urgently need a federal law that protects the right to abortion in every state.
February 28, 2022
Statement “At this time when the country’s moms and families are struggling with the pandemic, fast-rising prices, and our need to create the kind of care infrastructure every country needs, we are very pleased to learn President Biden will take time during his State of the Union address tomorrow night to discuss the importance of lowering families’ costs – including child care, pre-K, and prescription drugs – and adopting a comprehensive national paid leave program, as well as ensuring paycheck fairness, raising the minimum wage, and providing direct tax relief to struggling families.
February 25, 2022
Statement “America’s moms are horrified that Texas Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton directed the state child welfare agency to treat and investigate standard medical care for transgender children as child abuse. It is not – and the cruelty and political calculation behind this move, and the harm it will cause, are horrifying.
February 25, 2022
Statement “President Biden made a brilliant choice by nominating D.C. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. This nomination is historic and long overdue. Judge Jackson is a fair-minded jurist who will strengthen our highest court’s commitment to fairness, privacy, dignity, and equal rights for all. Her keen intellect and vast experience at every level of the federal court system, including ruling on more than 550 cases during her tenure as a District Court judge, is needed.
February 23, 2022
Statement “The 2020 maternal mortality data released today shows that our country’s maternal and infant public health emergency is getting appreciably worse. Both the rate of women dying during pregnancy or soon after giving birth, and the disparities in who is affected, are growing. In 2020, Black and Hispanic moms had significantly higher rates of maternal mortality than others. This is truly alarming, absolutely horrifying news.
February 13, 2022
Media advisory WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 11, 2022 – The nation’s capital will experience a Care Takeover on Valentine’s Day, with MomsRising and the National Women’s Law Center holding events to draw attention to the urgent needs of parents, children, and child care providers.
February 9, 2022
Statement “America’s moms applaud the introduction of the DEMAND (Delivering Essentials to Mothers Amid Natural Disasters) Act in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today and commend U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) for championing this vitally important legislation.
February 4, 2022
Statement “Twenty-nine years after Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provided unpaid leave to about 3 in 5 workers in this country, and in the 3rd year of a raging pandemic that has intensified the already-urgent need for paid leave, 50 Republicans and 1 Democrat are blocking U.S. Senate passage of the national paid leave program the country needs. America’s moms are tired of waiting.