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MomsRising Newsroom

May 12, 2023
News release WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s moms are intensifying their call for Congress to adopt the programs and policies we need to stay in the workforce, care for our families, and lift our economy. In a full-page ad in the D.C. edition of today’s New York Times, more than 50 national organizations join MomsRising in telling lawmakers:
May 10, 2023
Statement “The FDA Advisory Committee recommendation, issued today, to make Opill available OTC is an important, badly needed, and very welcome step forward for maternal health, equity, and justice. America’s moms encourage the FDA to immediately follow the Committee’s recommendation and make this safe, effective method of birth control more accessible to moms and everyone who needs contraception.
May 8, 2023
Statement “America’s moms are asking those and related questions after a weekend when eight people died (at least four of whom were Asian American) and seven others were wounded after a man opened fire with an assault rifle at a shopping mall in Allen, Texas. This was just days after another man with an assault rifle opened fire on his neighbors in Cleveland, Texas. There have been close to 200 mass shootings so far in 2023, and it is early May.
May 3, 2023
Statement “North Carolina moms are not fooled by the fact that cynical state legislators have included some badly needed, long overdue advances in Senate Bill 20, which at its core is a monstrous bill that will ban abortion in practice after 10 weeks of pregnancy and create often-insurmountable barriers to accessing abortion care, even early in pregnancy.
April 27, 2023
Statement “The U.S. Senate vote on the Equal Rights Amendment is a real disappointment. At this time when moms and women – and especially moms and women of color – face devastating wage discrimination, when our country has failed to adopt the programs and policies that would help parents and all caregivers achieve economic security, and when our bodily autonomy and access to reproductive health care is being gutted, all lawmakers from both political parties should support enshrining equal rights for women into our constitution.
April 26, 2023
Statement “While Republicans in the House congratulate themselves for passing the Limit, Save, Grow Act, moms and families across America shudder to think about the hardship and trauma this legislation would cause, should it ever become law.
April 25, 2023
News release JACKSONVILLE, FL – Moms across Florida are speaking out in opposition to HB 1617/SB 1718, anti-immigrant legislation that Gov. Ron DeSantis backs and the state legislature is considering this week.  MomsRising, the million member on-the-ground and online grassroots organization, has mobilized its thousands of Florida volunteers to contact their state legislators to oppose the bill. The organization is working with the Florida Policy Institute, FLIC , and the We Are Florida Coalition to defeat the legislation.
April 21, 2023
Statement “America’s moms, women, health care providers, pregnant people, and all those who support democracy can breathe a sigh of relief that SCOTUS is rejecting restrictions on access to mifepristone, for now. The lower courts should never have allowed restrictions on an FDA-approved medication that has been used safely and effectively for 23 years, is proven safer than penicillin, Tylenol and Viagra, and is the only option many of us have left for abortion.
April 18, 2023
Statement “The executive order the Biden/Harris administration issued today is bold, transformative, and badly needed. At a time when millions of families cannot access or afford the child care, elder care, and/or disability care we need, these measures will support moms, family caregivers, care workers, businesses, communities, and our economy. This Executive Order puts the full weight of our federal government behind solutions to some of the most debilitating problems of our time. It will help address the child care crisis that has driven so many moms out of the workforce.
April 13, 2023
Statement “America’s moms cheer the Biden administration’s move to make health coverage through Medicaid, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace available to our country’s nearly 600,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. DACA provides protections for hundreds of thousands of young people brought to this country as children, making it the only home most have ever really known.