News release WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, January 23, 2020, as the U.S. Senate continues debating the impeachment of President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, @MomsRising members will deliver cupcakes to 16 key U.S. Senators. The cupcakes will carry the message:
January 23, 2020
January 14, 2020
Statement “It is disgraceful that President Trump plans to divert $7.2 billion in funds allocated to the Pentagon this year to build his border wall, in addition to the $1.375 Congress authorized for this ill-advised project. If President Trump is once again able to divert these additional funds, a total of $18.4 billion in taxpayer dollars will have been used to build an environmentally harmful wall the nation neither wants nor needs – a wall that would stand forever as a symbol of hate and division.
January 7, 2020
Statement “The U.S. House of Representatives did its duty by impeaching President Donald Trump for trying to use his influence and taxpayers’ money to coerce Ukrainian leaders into interfering in our election. This was an egregious abuse of power and a clear violation of the President’s oath of office. The House conducted a thorough investigation that produced a mountain of evidence that the U.S. Senate must consider at a fair trial that includes testimony from witnesses and consideration of the evidence.
December 19, 2019
Statement “The fiscal year 2020 budget the U.S. Senate passed today, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed earlier this week, is a mixed bag for America’s moms. It contains appalling funding streams that reward immigration agencies that have been responsible for the mass separation of children and families and the deaths of children in detention, and missed opportunities to address surprise medical bills and reduce prescription drug costs.
December 18, 2019
Statement “President Trump’s abuse of power, the ways he covered it up, and his undeniable obstruction of the congressional investigation left responsible, fair-minded members of the U.S. House of Representatives no choice but to vote to impeach him. The House did its duty today. We commend every representative who voted to impeach.
December 18, 2019
Statement “The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals should have soundly rejected the arguments made by Republican-led states and the Trump administration and ruled conclusively that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is and will remain the law of the land. Instead, it ruled the law's individual mandate unconstitutional, and sent the case back to a hostile lower court to reconsider whether that should invalidate the entire law.
December 13, 2019
Statement “America’s moms are appalled by President Trump’s abuse of power, the lies he and members of his administration told to cover it up, and the many ways he violated the law by obstructing the congressional investigation into these crimes. We commend the U.S. House of Representatives for its thorough and fair investigation, which confirmed beyond any doubt that President Trump tried to use his influence and taxpayers’ money to coerce Ukraine leaders into interfering in our elections and then tried to cover up his self-serving actions.
December 12, 2019
Statement “The House of Representatives took a vitally important step to address a growing national crisis that is harming the health and ending the lives of too many people in America by passing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act today. MomsRising members tell us every day that they, family members, or friends are rationing or going without lifesaving medications because they cannot afford to pay for them, and they want solutions. We commend every representative who voted for H.R.
December 12, 2019
Statement “This morning, an administration that has refused to support the child care and paid leave solutions America’s families urgently need – has treated low-income and immigrant families with hostility and, at times, outright cruelty – and has amassed the most anti-family record of any administration in modern American history – is convening a summit on child care and paid leave.
December 10, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, D.C. -- MomsRising member Jacqui Silvani from Newfields, New Hampshire, whose family suffered without paid family and medical leave when her young son was diagnosed with cancer, testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. MomsRising is an online and on-the-ground organization of more than one million mothers and their families, which has worked for paid family and medical leave throughout its 13-year history.