Statement “America’s moms are horrified by the Trump administration’s destructive immigration policy that hurts women and children in particular. The policy reported late yesterday, that the federal government is preparing to house immigrant children at military bases, is unconscionable.
May 16, 2018
May 9, 2018
Statement “The Trump administration proposal to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is ill-advised and reckless. If Congress agrees to this irresponsible cut, children and families across our country will suffer.
May 8, 2018
Statement “The announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that the Trump administration will prosecute all asylum-seekers who enter our country and separate all asylum-seeking parents from their children, reflects a breathtaking level of cruelty. Even Sessions concedes that these families are fleeing violence and devastation -- which makes it especially troubling that the administration plans to compound their trauma by tearing them apart at a time when all they have is each other.
May 1, 2018
News release KEEP MARCHING: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World (Hachette Books) answers the question that many women were confronted with after the 2017 March on Washington: What do we do next? KEEP MARCHING is a thorough, well-researched guide, comprised of straightforward how to’s, policy recommendations, stories from women across the nation, and strategies on how to foster change in today’s movement for women’s equality and equity. It is available online and in bookstores today.
May 1, 2018
Statement “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway today introduced an ill-considered plan that will make it harder for hungry families to access the food they need. Conaway added a proposal to the 2018 Farm Bill to implement unnecessary, harmful and overly restrictive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps families afford groceries when they’re going through hard times.
April 27, 2018
Statement “Deporting thousands of families who came to the United States after Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes is callous and heartless. Nepal has not restored its infrastructure and cannot provide adequate food, water, housing and health care to those who return, especially at this time when the country is plagued by civil unrest.
April 18, 2018
Statement “U.S. Senator Duckworth already made history once this month by becoming the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth; and she has now done it again by successfully pushing for a change in the U.S. Senate rules that will allow children under the age of one to be brought onto the floor during votes. This is a victory not just for moms in the Senate, but for all working parents in our country. MomsRising members across the country, including the tens of thousands who took action to urge these changes, are celebrating today.
April 10, 2018
Statement “Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far women in the United States have to work into 2018 to catch up to what men, on average, were paid in 2017 alone. This frustrating annual ritual is a reminder that our country still has a long way to go in closing the wage gap, reaching economic equality and improving financial security for working women and their families.
April 5, 2018
Statement “President Trump’s plan to send the National Guard to the southern border is rash, misguided and dangerous for our democracy. This move will do nothing to protect our country; instead, it will inflame tensions along the border and further demonize immigrant communities, which are already suffering terribly under the Trump presidency. Further, blocking asylum seekers from accessing the asylum process at our borders, as this plan appears likely to do, is a violation of United States and international law.
March 30, 2018
Statement “In another shocking move designed to terrorize the immigrant community, the Trump administration announced yesterday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will detain many more pregnant women who are awaiting deportation proceedings in court. This move is cruel, inhumane and absolutely indefensible. It will unnecessarily traumatize vulnerable mothers, denying them essential health care and needlessly endangering their pregnancies. And it will potentially force many more women to give birth in detention, risking their lives and health.