Statement “President Trump’s long-expected attempt to end the Flores agreement, which protects the basic human rights of migrant children, must be blocked. Announced this morning, the proposed regulation would wipe out the 20-day limit on jailing migrant children, allowing the Trump administration to detain them in dangerous, inhumane conditions indefinitely. It must never take effect.
August 21, 2019
August 20, 2019
Statement “The New York City Police Department took a step forward yesterday by finally firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who murdered Eric Garner more than five years ago by using an illegal chokehold and then ignoring Garner’s repeated pleas for help. But the 11 other police officers who were on the scene or supervising share responsibility for Garner’s murder. Some of them stood by while Pantaleo choked Garner to death or lied to help cover up this crime – and none has been charged or even disciplined by the police department.
August 20, 2019
Statement “It’s a grim day for low-income patients and families in the United States. By forcing Planned Parenthood out of the Title X program, President Trump has put politics ahead of patients’ lives, endangering the health of millions. Title X provides essential, affordable reproductive and preventive health care, but Trump has undermined this program by imposing an immoral ‘gag rule’ that forbids providers from honestly informing pregnant patients about all their options, including abortion. The gag rule is dangerous and cruel, and must not be allowed to stand.
August 12, 2019
Statement “It is simply a lie for the Trump administration to claim that the public charge rule released today is about promoting self-sufficiency among immigrant families. This rule is designed to wage war on immigrants by weaponizing health, housing, nutrition and other essential programs that allow hardworking moms and families to thrive. Forcing families to choose between the services they need and the families they love is short-sighted, cruel, dangerous and simply unacceptable.
August 9, 2019
Statement “Terrified children sobbing as they beg for their parents. A distraught little girl crying out that her father is not a criminal. The schools and agencies that might be able to help caught completely off guard. Volunteers stepping in to try to comfort traumatized children and give them places to sleep. Law-abiding families seeking sanctuary in churches.
August 5, 2019
Statement “This morning, following a weekend that saw more than 80 people gunned down in two horrifying mass shootings, President Trump offered words that fell far short of what the nation needs to address the crisis we face -- a crisis he himself has contributed to creating.
August 4, 2019
Statement “The brutal mass shootings in Dayton last night and in El Paso yesterday morning were two more heart shattering, preventable tragedies. Too many lives have been ended or forever altered. Too many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are mourning. There have been more mass shootings in our country than there have been days in 2019; many shooters have used military-style assault weapons, which must be banned; and in recent years white nationalist extremists have killed more people in the United States than any other type of domestic extremist.
August 2, 2019
Statement “US Bancorp and Barclays’ decisions to not refinance existing commitments with the private prison industry is another tremendous win in an effort by more than 100 organizations in the Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee to cut off the financing of an industry profiting from the pain and suffering of families.
August 2, 2019
Statement “We applaud U.S. Senators Robert Casey (D-Penn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) for introducing the Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act today. This essential, bi-partisan bill would expand crucial nutritional support for vulnerable mothers and young children, improving birth outcomes, boosting maternal health, and strengthening the next generation. Its passage is a high priority for America’s moms and it should be a high priority for every U.S. Senator.”
July 25, 2019
Statement “The Trump administration continued its unrelenting assault on our nation’s most vulnerable families this week when it proposed a rule to take crucial food assistance away from more than three million people. The impact of this rule would be more hunger in America, more families struggling to meet their basic needs, and more children with health and learning problems driven by hunger.