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May 10, 2019
Statement “It is deeply disappointing that Gov. Sununu vetoed SB 1 yesterday. This bill would have provided a critical safety net for workers and their families, helped keep small businesses competitive, and strengthened our state’s economy. Workers need job-protected paid family and medical leave to care for a family member in the event of birth, adoption or fostering of a child; to recover from illness or injury; or to support a family member facing a serious health condition.
May 8, 2019
Statement "Good morning Chairman Neal, Ranking Member Brady, and members of the Committee. My name is Marisa Howard-Karp. I live in Dedham, Massachusetts and I am a proud member of MomsRising. I am a wife, a mother, an only child, and a member  of the ‘sandwich generation,’ which means I am often balancing taking care of my young children and taking care of my aging parents. I know from personal experience why we have to talk about the full range of caregiving needs, and not just the needs of new parents, when we talk about the need for paid leave in this country.
May 7, 2019
Statement “No mother should have to fear that a loved one will be harmed at the hands of those charged with protecting the public. But that is what happened to Sandra Bland and the new video released by WFAA, taken by Bland on her cellphone, belies any claim by Trooper Brian Encinia that he used threats and force on a routine traffic stop because he feared for his life. The newly released video makes very clear that he did not.
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May 2, 2019
Statement “The harmful, discriminatory rule the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued today is dangerous, unethical and repugnant to America’s moms, who want health care providers to put patients first and ensure that all people get the health care they need. Today’s rule allows federally-funded health care providers (hospitals, doctors, nurses and other individuals and institutions) to deny care to patients based on a provider’s personal or religious beliefs — and not make decisions based on what is best for the patient.
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April 30, 2019
Statement “The new restrictions President Trump wants to impose on asylum-seekers at the Mexican border — including application fees and denial of work permits — are callous and counterproductive. The memo he released last night would make it harder for us to process asylum-seekers and increase the costs of doing so. He is proposing all the wrong moves once again. 
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April 29, 2019
Statement “The horrific violence at the Chabad Synagogue in Poway, California, this weekend, on the last day of Passover -- one of the holiest days of the year for the Jewish community -- is an excruciatingly painful reminder of the price we pay when anti-Semitism and white supremacy go unchecked. Our hearts break for the family of Lori Kaye, who was murdered, and for all those who were injured and terrorized by this brutal, senseless act.
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April 25, 2019
Statement “MomsRising commends the Colorado state Senate for passing SB19-188 today. This is the first time the state Senate has passed a bill moving paid family and medical leave forward in Colorado. We are encouraged that Senators Faith Winter and Angela Williams, the bill sponsors, were able to forge a path forward with an implementation bill that creates a timeline and process for passing the kind of comprehensive paid family and medical leave program Coloradans urgently need.
April 24, 2019
News release Olympia – A broad coalition has formed to speak out against extremism.  Twenty-nine organizations from across Washington State have signed a statement asking that state legislators -- Jim Walsh, Robert Sutherland, Matt Shea, Brian Blake, Tom Dent, and Phil Fortunato-- cancel their scheduled appearances at the April 27 “March for Our Rights.” The event page on Facebook listed these officials as speakers on the event schedule along with organizations known in the Northwest for their violent rhetoric and actions.
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April 16, 2019
News release RALEIGH, NC – With health coverage for about half a million low-income North Carolinians at stake as the state legislature considers expanding Medicaid, MomsRising and the Health Action NC coalition organized a powerful Statewide Day of Action today that is raising the voices of state residents in support of closing the coverage gap. North Carolinians are personally delivering storybooks that relay the experiences of state residents who are without health coverage to every state legislator today.
April 12, 2019
Statement “Washington State took an important step forward on equal pay today — in a strong bipartisan vote the State Senate passed E.S.H.B. 1696, which bans employers from asking about pay history. The bill was already passed by the State House. “Washington will join six other states in banning all employers from asking about pay history. It also provides new rights to some job applicants. Upon being offered a position, applicants may request the minimum salary or hourly rate for a position if the employer has at least 15 employees. 
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