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January 26, 2024
News release With schools and libraries across the country facing a growing number of book bans and attempts at censorship, the Washington state legislature is considering SB 6208 and HB 2331, to ensure educators and families in the state can keep diverse, affirming, inclusive books in public schools.
January 22, 2024
Statement “The anti-abortion victories of the last year-and-a-half have been devastating losses for our country. Millions of moms and pregnant people have been denied the health care they need to be safe and healthy, protect their fertility, care for their families, and simply survive. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v.
January 19, 2024
Statement “At this time of widespread financial hardship, when our economy needs lifting and tens of millions of moms and families are struggling to put food on the table, pay for housing, and afford child care, America’s moms are looking to lawmakers for relief. That’s why we are so grateful that the House Ways & Means Committee voted to advance H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Workers and Families Act of 2024, today.
January 18, 2024
Statement “Washington moms, families, businesses, and voters will not accept the harmful measures that one billionaire behind Let’s Go Washington is trying to advance. These deeply unpopular, potentially devastating initiatives would repeal the capital gains tax that funds the state’s struggling early learning and child care system, could end our state’s paid family and medical leave program, and much more. These measures are bad individually and catastrophic collectively.
January 12, 2024
Statement “After suffering a devastating miscarriage, Brittany Watts has been mistreated and abused by a system anti-abortion leaders designed intentionally to inflict pain and punishment on women. Thankfully for Watts, that ended yesterday evening when a grand jury refused to indict her on the ridiculous charge of abuse of a corpse in the wake of the miscarriage she suffered.
January 11, 2024
Statement “EpiPens save lives when anaphylaxis, which can be deadly if not treated quickly, occurs, but the cost is still prohibitive for many moms and families and that puts lives at unnecessary risk. In order to be safe, since anaphylaxis can occur in 15 minutes to one hour of exposure, multiple EpiPens are often needed by people who have anaphylactic allergies as schools regularly require them and EpiPens are also needed at home as well as with the people who have the allergy when they are out of the home.
December 15, 2023
Statement “Congress caused real and unnecessary harm to our country’s military families by including Section 589 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Despite its misleading name, this language would limit the rights of parents while imposing burdensome, unnecessary requirements on schools operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Section 589 would damage parent/teacher relationships and make our schools less safe and effective while doing nothing to boost education outcomes.
December 13, 2023
Statement “The continued availability of mifepristone, which has been used safely and effectively in the United States for more than 23 years and is the only option many of us have left for abortion, is essential to the health and wellbeing of millions of moms and families. America’s moms are counting on the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the outrageous lower court rulings and secure our access to mifepristone.
December 5, 2023
Statement “No consequences. The police officer who placed Elijah McClain – who committed no crime and carried no weapon or illegal substances – into a chokehold that led to a series of events that caused his death has been reinstated by the Aurora Colorado police department. Nathan Woodyard will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay.
December 1, 2023
Statement “Today begins a welcome new chapter for North Carolina families, who will be healthier and stronger now that lawmakers in the state have finally expanded Medicaid. The state’s moms applaud the fact that 600,000 North Carolinians who have been stuck in the state’s coverage gap, some for most of their adult lives, will finally have access to health coverage and care.