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December 13, 2018
Statement “Just one day after the House of Representatives passed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, the U.S. Senate today passed the companion bill, the Maternal Health Accountability Act. We are thrilled to see Congress prioritizing the health and lives of pregnant women and treating maternal mortality as the national emergency that it is.
December 12, 2018
Statement “We commend both the U.S. Senate and House for passing a bipartisan Farm Bill that protects, instead of punishes, families at risk for hunger. In the end, Congress did the right thing for our families and our economy by including a Nutrition Title that protects SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and supports the moms and families that rely on it. SNAP is one of the strongest tools we have, as a nation, for combating poverty and hunger. Any attempts to create barriers to access or chip away at its funding would only harm our children and our economy.
December 11, 2018
Statement “The way New York City’s social service agencies, police and courts treated Jazmine Headley was a horror show – but sadly, not a surprise. Too many young mothers face mistreatment and abuse from the institutions charged with helping them. We need accountability and reforms now.
December 11, 2018
Statement “Even before his meeting with Democratic congressional leaders today, President Trump resorted to bluster and bullying in his effort to secure funding for a wasteful, unpopular, unnecessary border wall. His threat to shutdown the government if Congress doesn’t waste funds on this monstrosity are unreasonable. Our tax dollars should go to education, health care, job training, housing and other essential services, not to fund the President’s wall or support his callous, indefensible anti-immigration policies.
November 26, 2018
Statement “This weekend we became a country that uses tear gas on moms and babies seeking refuge at our borders. The cruel treatment of families trying to apply for asylum is horrifying and shameful, and it must end.  “We do not need to militarize our border. We do not fear moms and children. The Trump administration’s response was disproportionate and utterly without justification.
November 21, 2018
Statement “Nancy Pelosi is a force of nature, a brilliant strategist and a powerful champion for moms and families. She has been one of the most effective speakers of the House of Representatives in our country’s history, responsible for passage and defense of the Affordable Care Act, saving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), and advancing dozens of other measures that boost the rights of women, the economic security of families, and the strength of our economy. MomsRising is proud to support Rep.
November 13, 2018
Statement “President Trump’s post-election announcement – that his administration will effectively deny the moms, children and families who come here from Central America the chance to apply for asylum – is cruel, heartless and a violation of U.S. law and treaty obligations. It puts refugees with well-founded fears of persecution at risk of a return to persecution. The President does not have the authority to criminalize families that simply want the chance to live in peace.
November 9, 2018
Statement “The moms of America grieve with everyone who was affected by the horrible shootings in Thousand Oaks. We send our love and comfort to the families of all those who lost their lives and wish a full and speedy recovery to everyone who was injured and traumatized. “We cannot become numb to the carnage caused by our country’s epidemic of gun violence.
November 7, 2018
Statement “From Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York to Ilhan Omar in Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan to Jacky Rosen in Nevada, America’s moms and women spoke today, putting in place the most female, most diverse Congress in history. Historic wins weren’t universal, but there will now be more than 100 women in Congress in January for the first time ever and many are breaking new ground. 
November 6, 2018
News release As part of its multifaceted, million-dollar GOTV campaign, which has reached more than ten million moms who are infrequent voters, the MomsRising Education Fund and MamásConPoder are reaching moms and their children where they live, work, play and vote in an unprecedented and innovative national campaign, including: Mom volunteers at select voting locations ready with toys, games, coloring pages, bubbles, and other fun activities for kids to help make voting fun for kids and parents in order to help increase voter turnout,