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March 16, 2022
Statement “At a time when rates of domestic and other forms of violence are increasing, moms and families will be safer because Congress passed and President Biden signed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA 2022) into law.
March 16, 2022
Statement Good morning Chairman Yarmuth, Ranking Member Smith, and members of the committee. My name is Rosa Walker, and I live in Oregon City, just outside Portland, Oregon. I’m an occupational therapist working in early education with young children and their families. I am also the mom of three incredible boys: Matías, age 11, Tomás, age eight, and Gabriel, age four. And I’m a proud member of MomsRising.
March 15, 2022
Statement “The White House took important steps today to make women’s paychecks equitable and improve economic security for families by taking a series of actions that will advance pay equity in the federal and federal contractor workforces.
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March 15, 2022
Statement “America’s moms want a democracy where everyone participates, every vote is counted, and every voice is heard. By adopting new restrictions that criminalize commonly used voting practices that have been legal for years, by creating an Office of Election Crimes and Security, and by instituting fines and prison sentences for helping people vote, the state’s GOP lawmakers are embracing shameful intimidation tactics when they should be working to strengthen our democracy.
March 15, 2022
Statement “The Biden administration’s move last Friday to stop using Title 42 to expel unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States is a step in the right direction, but not nearly enough. No asylum-seeking person or family should be forced to return to the dangerous conditions from which they fled without a hearing. Title 42 is not, and never has been, a public safety measure. It is a cruel, dangerous Trump policy that should be ended for all children and all adults. There is no justification for putting asylum seekers in harm’s way.
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March 15, 2022
Statement “It’s discriminatory. Unfair. Harmful. Yet year after year, we mark Equal Pay Day because the wage gap that punishes women and moms persists. Why? Because Congress refuses to pass the solutions our country needs.
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March 11, 2022
Statement “America’s moms are pleased that the FY22 budget that Congress passed last night will help lower costs for working families, create jobs, support some of the moms and families whose economic security has been undermined by the pandemic, make health care more affordable, and improve maternal health. We welcome the modest funding increases for food and nutrition, housing, and other essential federal programs in this budget, which for the first time in many years prioritizes the needs of moms and families.
March 1, 2022
Statement “Tonight President Biden reinforced his administration’s commitment to a vision and an agenda that will support moms, parents, families, businesses, our economy, and our country. That includes: a national paid family leave program; lower family costs for child care, pre-K, and prescription medications; fair wages; a $15 per hour federal minimum wage; a pathway to citizenship for immigrants; an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; a fair tax system that supports working families; and enactment of the Equality Act and protections for trans youth.
February 28, 2022
Statement “As we mark six months since Texas’ draconian, devastating six-week abortion ban took effect, the U.S. Senate let the country down by failing to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would mitigate the harm to moms and families from this and other state anti-abortion laws. We thank the U.S. Senators who supported and advanced the vote. We urgently need a federal law that protects the right to abortion in every state.
February 28, 2022
Statement “At this time when the country’s moms and families are struggling with the pandemic, fast-rising prices, and our need to create the kind of care infrastructure every country needs, we are very pleased to learn President Biden will take time during his State of the Union address tomorrow night to discuss the importance of lowering families’ costs – including child care, pre-K, and prescription drugs – and adopting a comprehensive national paid leave program, as well as ensuring paycheck fairness, raising the minimum wage, and providing direct tax relief to struggling families.

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