Statement “The FY23 budget Congress will vote on this week contains welcome new investments in maternal and child health and child nutrition – but in many other ways, this budget fails moms and families. It will perpetuate hardship and poverty, harming families and damaging our economy for years to come. Moms expected and deserve better.
Moms Applaud Increased Spending on Maternal and Child Health, But Failure to Invest More in Child Care, Address Pregnancy Discrimination, and Extend Expanded Child Tax Credit a Deep and Harmful Disappointment
December 20, 2022
December 13, 2022
Statement “Our nation is more fair and will be more successful now that the Respect for Marriage Act is law. This badly needed law reaffirms the freedom to marry the person you love. It protects the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples, repeals the discriminatory, deceptively named Defense of Marriage Act, and makes federal benefits available to married couples no matter which state they live in.
December 12, 2022
Media advisory **MEDIA ADVISORY** Tuesday, December 13, 8:30 am ET Excuse Our Fowl Language, But What the Duck? MomsRising Members with Rubber Duckies to Greet Members of Congress Tuesday Morning, Urging Them to Make a Big Splash for Moms During the Lame-Duck Session
December 9, 2022
Statement “The U.S. Senate failure on Thursday to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by unanimous consent is a painful disappointment, but a temporary one. This must not stand. This bill, which has overwhelming bipartisan support among lawmakers and voters, can still – and must – become law this year.
December 9, 2022
News release For America’s moms, extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit means being able to put nutritious food on the table, buy clothing and school supplies for their kids, pay for medications and therapies, and even save a little for a rainy day, a child’s college, or their own retirement. When the U.S. Senate let the expanded Child Tax Credit expire last year, it meant pain, hardship, and debt for millions of families. That’s why MomsRising is pressing hard for Congress to restore the expanded Child Tax Credit before the end of the year.
Moms to Congress on Latina Equal Pay Day: It’s Past Time to Address the Root Causes of Wage Discrimination
December 8, 2022
Statement “Day after day and year after year, Latina women are shortchanged on their paychecks because of one of the widest, most punitive wage gaps in the country, which persists across occupations and levels of education. This appalling wage discrimination is especially damaging for Latina moms, who are paid just 47 cents on the dollar paid to white dads. Overall, Latina women are paid just 54 cents compared to a dollar paid to white men. That’s deeply unjust and unjustifiable, and Latina families and communities cannot wait any longer for solutions.
TODAY: Press Briefing with U.S. House and Senate Champions and MomsRisingFamilies on Expanding the Child Tax Credit During Lame Duck Session
December 7, 2022
Media advisory U.S. Senators, House Representatives, national advocates, and impacted families to demand Congress pass the expanded, monthly Child Tax Credit together with the R&D Tax Credit before year-end
Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is a Reminder of the Urgent Need to End Wage Discrimination. Congress Must Act.
November 30, 2022
Statement “Twenty-three months. That’s how long Native American women must work, on average, to be paid what white men are paid in one year – because in the United States today, Native women are paid just 51 cents for every dollar paid to white men. That’s appalling and driven by structural racism and sexism that are absolutely unacceptable.
November 29, 2022
Statement “U.S. Senate passage of the Respect for Marriage Act, now on track to be signed into law very soon, will make our country more fair, stable, and successful. This popular, bipartisan legislation will maintain the status quo by protecting the marriages of same-sex and interracial couples. It will repeal the discriminatory, misnamed Defense of Marriage Act, and ensure that federal benefits are available to married couples no matter which state they live in.
America’s Moms Mourn Victims of Tragic Shooting in Colorado Springs Saturday Night, on Eve of Trans Day of Remembrance; Call for More Action to Stamp Out Hate and Violence
November 20, 2022
Statement “The brutal attack on patrons and staff at Club Q in Colorado Springs Saturday night is yet another heartbreaking mass shooting tragedy, this one leaving at least five people dead, some 25 others injured, and many more traumatized. That Club Q was preparing to host Transgender Day of Remembrance events this morning makes this violence even more painful. Our hearts are broken by this violence, and by the anti-LGBTQ+ and other hate that is escalating across our country.
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