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December 10, 2021
Statement “The Texas anti-abortion law, S.B. 8, is an abomination that is causing grave and irreparable harm to women and families in the state, and especially to low-income people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and those in other vulnerable communities. The U.S. Supreme Court should have struck down this Texas law, which outlaws nearly all abortions, as soon as it was enacted and the Court should have done so today. Instead, for the third time, the Court failed us.
December 10, 2021
News release “Fifty years ago today, then-President Richard Nixon vetoed a child care bill that had passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan majorities. The legislation would have created federally funded child care centers across the country that offered early learning, meals, and medical check-ups. It was designed to help parents, and in particular moms, hold jobs and care for their families.
December 7, 2021
Statement “It is deeply disappointing that the Biden administration has extended the use of Title 42. Coming at the same time the administration is re-implementing the ‘Remain in Mexico’ protocols, this will force even more immigrants to wait for long periods of time in unsafe, life-threatening conditions, at risk from smugglers and drug cartels, in Mexico for their asylum hearings. This combination of dangerous, unethical policies will make it practically impossible for people seeking asylum to get protection at our southern border.
December 3, 2021
Statement “Our country’s moms and families were alarmed by what the conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justices said during Wednesday’s oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
December 1, 2021
Statement “Another tragic school shooting, devastating students, parents, educators and school staff across the nation. Another horrific moment when young lives are lost and families destroyed. Another community terrorized and transformed forever. Another day when lawmakers continue to utterly fail those they are sworn to serve. This cannot continue. 
November 30, 2021
Statement “Maternal health is a public health emergency in our nation, and the Protecting Moms Who Served Act will help provide veterans with the world-class maternal health care they deserve. There are more than half a million women veterans in our country who are under age 40, and this bill is essential for them. We thank Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) and U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for working so hard to enact this law, which is an essential step in addressing America’s maternal health crisis.
November 29, 2021
News release To Reporters, Editors, Producers, and Anchors: As we celebrate the recent passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) through the U.S. House, we acknowledge the media’s critical role in informing the public about this complex and historic effort to make their government work for them. The omnibus nature of this bill and the policies therein present many challenges to newsrooms hoping to present a clear understanding of its contents and potential impacts on your readers, your communities, and the economy at large.
November 19, 2021
Statement “The jury verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case is a terrible miscarriage of justice, a measure of how thoroughly white privilege and supremacy pervade our criminal legal system, and a reminder of the terrible toll that unrelenting systemic racism and the ‘guns everywhere’ culture are taking on our country. 
November 19, 2021
Statement “America’s moms, parents, and caregivers have long been sounding the alarm -- and reaching out to members of Congress -- about the urgent need to build a care infrastructure to lift families, businesses, and our economy. We are celebrating the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Build Back Better Act. We thank every lawmaker who voted for it and commend Speaker Pelosi and the House leaders who worked incredibly hard to win passage of this vitally important measure, which will make it possible for moms, families, businesses, and our economy to thrive.
November 15, 2021
Statement “America’s moms are thrilled to see President Biden sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law this afternoon. It is a major and unprecedented accomplishment that will not only improve our roads and bridges but also ensure more children and families have safe drinking water, more families have Internet access, more of us can breathe clean air, and many more of us have good-paying jobs. While this is a huge and long overdue accomplishment, lawmakers’ work is not nearly done.