Media advisory From health care to paid leave, immigration to fair pay, policing to reproductive and maternal care, America’s moms have a tremendous amount at stake every day.
June 25, 2019
June 18, 2019
Statement “Last night, on the eve of the announcement that he will run for re-election, President Trump made ominous threats that suggest his administration will soon begin conducting raids, mass arrests, and mass deportations that target immigrant families. This was clearly a warm-up to the rally he will hold tonight, which we expect will feature even more of his racist, xenophobic hate- and fear-mongering. Trump is sowing seeds of hate and division and his tactics that are abhorrent -- cruel, irresponsible, racist, and absolutely not okay.
June 10, 2019
Statement “In the United States today, being a mom is a greater predictor of wage discrimination than being a woman. It is ironic that today, the 56th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act becoming law, is also the day moms -- across race and ethnicities -- must work until in order to earn what dads were paid in 2018 alone. Of course, averages alone don’t tell the whole story because, due to structural racism, moms of color face much larger wage gaps. This is a stark reminder that there is more work to be done.
June 5, 2019
Statement “We commend the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 6, the DREAM and Promise Act of 2019, which would put more than 2 million people with deep roots in our country on a path to become U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This bill would support what the vast majority of Americans want: Allowing immigrant youth who were born and raised here, people with temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure to stay in the country they have long called home.
June 3, 2019
Statement “At long last, Congress has finally passed the $19.1 billion supplemental spending bill that will provide urgently needed aid to people struggling to recover from devastating hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. The delays in passing this bill were unconscionable; they meant that families were homeless, children were hungry, and moms and kids struggled without clean water and health care for much longer than was necessary. We urge President Trump to sign the supplemental spending bill without delay.
May 30, 2019
Statement “The irresponsible, ideologically-driven actions by anti-abortion lawmakers in Missouri could create a devastating public health emergency that harms moms throughout the state. Every woman needs access to safe, legal abortion care, as well as the birth control and family planning services – and cancer and sexually-transmitted-disease screenings – that Planned Parenthood clinics provide. Yet for no legitimate reason, Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services is threatening not to renew the license of Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St.
May 24, 2019
Statement “The rule the Trump administration released this morning is another vile, harmful attempt to sabotage the Health Care Rights Law, sanction and promote discrimination, and allow providers to deny people the health care they need. The ACA’s section 1557 was a groundbreaking rule that protected access to health care for women, members of the LGBTQ community, and others who face gender and other forms of discrimination. It must never be weakened or reversed.
May 23, 2019
News release RALEIGH -- MomsRising, the national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, including 47,000 in North Carolina, today applauded Gov. Roy Cooper for granting state workers paid parental leave.
May 17, 2019
Statement “We were deeply saddened to learn that a 2 ½-year-old toddler from Guatemala who was held at the United States/Mexican border died while in U.S. custody. He is the fourth child from an asylum-seeking family to die here so far this year and we fear he will not be the last.
May 17, 2019
Statement “Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step to secure and protect the health care that moms and families rely on by passing H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. This legislation would protect coverage for those of us with pre-existing conditions; protect people from ‘junk’ plans which invite discrimination and are without essential consumer protections; and help address the skyrocketing costs of prescription medications.