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April 2, 2019
Statement “Each year, Equal Pay Day reminds us that regardless of occupation, education level, work patterns or geography, women in the United States still face unjust, deeply damaging pay discrimination, which harms their families’ financial security and our nation’s economy. On average, women who work full time, year-round are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men; and mothers are paid an average of just 71 cents to a white dad’s dollar.
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April 2, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, DC – More than 40 local business owners in 12 states participated in events around Equal Pay Day today to raise awareness about the gender pay gap in the United States and to call for policies, such as a national paid family and medical leave program, to address this gap. Equal Pay Day -- April 2 this year -- marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
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March 27, 2019
Statement “Today’s passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the House of Representatives is a major step forward in closing the pernicious wage gap that harms women, families, our economy, and our country every single day. This bill will help prevent women from being shortchanged on our paychecks because of our gender and/or race. We thank every representative who voted for it and commend Speaker Pelosi and the House leadership for prioritizing its passage.
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March 27, 2019
Statement “No matter who proposes it, creating a national paid leave program that excludes the millions of workers who need paid leave to address their own serious medical conditions or those of family members would be a mistake. Three in four workers in this country who take leave do so for those reasons. The bill re-released by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and allies today would do nothing at all for them.
March 15, 2019
Statement “Our hearts are breaking for all the victims, survivors and families, and for the entire Muslim community, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The violence that took place yesterday is horrendous. Around the world, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras, churches and all places of worship should be a refuge of peace and safety. Breaching these sanctuaries with violence and hate is horrific and truly intolerable. Everyone deserves to worship in peace.
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March 15, 2019
Statement “America’s moms want – and our economy and our nation need – a national paid leave plan that is comprehensive, affordable and sustainable and that allows all workers to care for new babies, their families, and themselves in critically important moments without risking their jobs or long-term financial security. Neither the Trump proposal nor the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment (CRADLE) Act released this week meet our country's needs.
March 14, 2019
Statement “America’s moms recognize the President’s declaration of a national emergency as the violation of presidential powers that it is. We urge President Trump to respect the checks and balances our constitution guarantees and refrain from vetoing the joint resolution the U.S. Senate passed today with support from 59 senators. It’s past time President Trump put the country’s interests ahead of his own. Our democracy is on the line.
March 14, 2019
Statement “Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has a chance to get better.  No one in this country should have to choose between earning a paycheck and taking time off from work to recuperate from illness or stay home with a sick child. But at least 34 million workers in the United States today cannot earn a single paid sick day to use when they get sick. The Healthy Families Act would change that by creating a national paid sick and safe days standard.
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March 13, 2019
Statement “If Congress were to adopt President Trump’s FY2020 budget proposal, America’s moms, families and especially children would suffer terribly. There would be more poverty in America. More hunger and homelessness. Fewer children would get a good education and the child care they need. Fewer people would get the health care they need. Our country would become harsher and more xenophobic -- much like our President.
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March 12, 2019
News release “Following enormous grassroots pressure around the country involving more than 100 organizations, we are seeing a powerful chain reaction in the relationship between banks and private prisons — after years of bankrolling this industry of oppression, Wells Fargo is joining JPMorgan Chase in stepping away from banking private prisons.
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