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June 14, 2022
Statement “It took the devastating mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and Tulsa to finally bring recalcitrant Republican Senators to the table. They have now agreed to some level of process for gun purchasers under age 21, federal funds to support state Red Flag laws, closing the loophole on gun sales that put dangerous weapons in the hands of domestic abusers, and other steps. Further investments in mental health services and safety must mean creating a substantial counseling, mental health support, and care infrastructure in schools and not more police interaction with students.
May 25, 2022
Statement “Oklahoma lawmakers trampled on the rights and endangered the health of women in the state by enacting a near-total ban on abortion. This law is cruel and shameful. By denying women essential health care, it will make life immeasurably more dangerous and difficult for moms and families facing unintended pregnancies. After the U.S. Supreme Court declared open season on women’s health and rights by refusing to enjoin Texas’ anti-choice law, Oklahoma lawmakers went even farther by outlawing abortion care in the state, even though Roe v.
May 24, 2022
Statement “Our hearts break for the victims, families, and everyone affected by the mass murders at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas today. News reports tell us that at least 18 children and two adults were murdered by a gun-wielding teen. Others were injured as well. It is unacceptable that so much carnage, devastation, and tragedy – too often fueled by hate – have become so common in our country. 
May 17, 2022
Statement “Our country’s child care system is on the verge of collapse and families are struggling mightily as a result. The status quo – with moms being forced out of the labor force, families unable to make ends meet, young children missing out on crucial early learning opportunities, and care workers leaving the field because of poverty-level wages– is taking a terrible toll on families, businesses, and our economy. That’s why we are so pleased that U.S.
May 16, 2022
Statement “An 18-year-old white supremacist drove for hours to a neighborhood grocery store in Buffalo, where he shot 13 people, specifically targeting Black people. Ten died. This terrorist attack was calculated and premeditated, driven by vile racism and hate. Our hearts ache for the victims and families of the Buffalo shooting and for the city itself. Our hearts break for the Black community, which once again has been targeted in a racially motivated mass shooting.
May 11, 2022
Statement “Today’s U.S. Senate vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is a bitter disappointment and a painful reminder of how badly out of touch Senate Republicans are with their constituents and their country.
May 9, 2022
Statement “MomsRising stands with child care providers on the Day Without Child Care today. Care work makes all other work possible. It is shameful that child care workers in our country, who do critically important work caring for our youngest children and preparing them to succeed in school, are underappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid.
May 7, 2022
News release Washington, D.C. -- MomsRising, the #CareCantWait Coalition, and 100+ allied organizations are holding the first-ever MOMibuster today, turning the tables on Congress by filibustering them to send the message that, in order to succeed, families need a care infrastructure, including: affordable child care, free pre-K, paid family and medical leave, quality maternal health care for everyone, home- and community-based services, affordable prescription drugs, and monthly Child Tax Credit checks that are fully refundable.
May 5, 2022
Media advisory For Mother’s Day this weekend, MomsRising, the #CareCantWait Coalition, and dozens of allies are organizing the first-ever MOMibuster.
May 3, 2022
Statement “Today is a painful reminder that Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) women continue to face a punishing, unjust wage gap. On average in the United States today, AANHPI women are paid just 75 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men. That’s shameful, but what’s even worse is that many AANHPI communities face even wider, more damaging wage gaps, with AANHPI moms facing additional wage hits. The wage gap for AANHPI women persists across occupations, education levels and geography. Action to end unfair pay is long overdue.