News release It’s 2018, but women, on average, earn just 80 cents to a man's dollar, with moms and women of color experiencing increased wage hits: Latinas earn only 54 cents for every man’s dollar, Black women 63 cents, and Native American women 57 cents. Moms earn only 71 cents to a dad’s dollar. Here are a few more stats: one out of every three women will experience some form of sexual violence in her lifetime; women are only 6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs; women are 30 percent more likely to live in poverty than men.
March 29, 2018
March 21, 2018
Statement “The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) that Gov. Inslee signed into law today is a victory for our state’s families, businesses, and economy. The law will ensure that employees can share wage or salary information with coworkers without fear of retaliation and create a new administrative remedy for employees experiencing wage discrimination based on gender identity as well as protections for women who are tracked into lower paying jobs or unfairly passed over for promotion.
March 12, 2018
Statement “President Trump’s announcement yesterday on gun policy is deeply disappointing. Improving background checks on gun buyers is imperative but the administration’s plan is woefully inadequate. His announcement also marked a retreat from his earlier support of raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic assault rifles with high capacity magazines like the one used in the Parkland massacre, and came with a misguided, dangerous proposal to train and arm teachers. This will not keep our children safe; in fact, it will put them in greater danger.
March 9, 2018
News release OLYMPIA, WA – Last night, the Washington legislature passed Initiative 940, a ballot measure brought by the De-Escalate Washington Coalition. Legislators also passed a clarifying bill, HB 3003, the result of months of deliberations between families affected by police violence, the De-Escalate Washington Coalition, and members of the law enforcement community.
March 7, 2018
News release OLYMPIA, WA – “Women and moms are celebrating that the Equal Pay Opportunity Act passed the Washington legislature today, continuing our state’s march toward fair pay and equality for women in the workplace,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO and executive director of MomsRising.org, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 40,000 members in Washington State and more than 1 million members across the country. “With this action, Washington legislators have shown once again that they are committed to being true champions of women and families.
February 22, 2018
Statement Today, February 22, 2018, marks Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day to which AAPI women need to work to catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men were paid, on average, last year. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising.org, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, issued the following statement on Asian American and Pacific Islander Equal Pay Day:
February 19, 2018
Statement “The Parkland School Shooting last week that claimed the lives of 17 students and educators is a national tragedy. Our country’s moms once again mourn that even more people – this time, more children – have been added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic with this horrifying act of domestic terrorism that has also assaulted the sanctity of school safety.
February 9, 2018
Statement “It is shameful and outrageous that the budget that Congress passed today offers no solutions for the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers – young immigrants who grew up in this country and know no other home – who have been in limbo ever since President Trump callously ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Every day since, more young immigrants have lost their status and have been forced to live in fear that they will be separated from their families and sent away from their homes.
February 8, 2018
Statement “Today’s vote in the Maryland State Senate to delay implementation of the Healthy Working Families Act until July is deeply disappointing. Maryland workers have waited much too long for earned sick days, and they should not have to wait any longer.
February 5, 2018
Statement “Nothing should keep you from caring for a loved one battling cancer, being with a parent nearing their final days, or bonding with a new baby. But that is exactly the case for far too many U.S. workers because our leave laws are out of date and haven’t evolved to meet the needs of working families or our global economy.