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October 4, 2023
Statement “The wage gap that Latinas in this country experience is painful and punitive and it’s causing grave, lasting harm to Latina workers, moms, and families, and to our nation’s economy. It is a national disgrace that Latinas – those employed full- and part-time, working year-round and part-year – are paid a mere 52 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men in this nation; and that Latina moms are paid just 40 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic dads.
October 2, 2023
Statement “Education is the cornerstone of our multi-racial democracy and America’s moms have been horrified as rightwing forces have turned our schools and libraries into battlegrounds with baseless attacks on the teaching of honest history – including slavery and the Holocaust, appalling distortions of Critical Race Theory, vicious attacks on LGBTQIA+ students and educators, and a shameful increase in book bans.
September 26, 2023
Statement “America’s moms have been watching with concern that’s turned into full-scale alarm as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have sent the country careening toward a government shutdown that will cause massive hardship, chaos, and economic pain. Moms are horrified that House Republicans have utterly failed to do their most basic duty by passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins this weekend.
September 21, 2023
Statement “The administration acted wisely, sensibly, and with compassion by extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to some 400,000 additional Venezuelan migrants living in the United States. These parents and children cannot safely return to Venezuela, and they want and need the opportunity to remain here safely and legally and to continue supporting their families and contributing to our economy and society.  
September 14, 2023
Statement “When Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled against DACA in Texas v. United States last night, he once again intensified the chaos and hardship facing some 600,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, jeopardizing their ability to live and work in the only place most have ever called home. While we are grateful that the DACA program remains in place for now, last night’s ruling makes it even more urgent that Congress finally do its job by passing permanent protections for Dreamers.
September 12, 2023
Statement “Policy matters. When Republicans in Congress blocked measures that would have continued the expanded Child Tax Credit, they stopped people from being able to afford child care and other essentials that make it possible for them to work and care for their families. This had dramatically harmful repercussions, including a punishing, painful spike in child poverty – and poverty overall – that the country is experiencing, which hurts our nation’s businesses and its economy.
September 8, 2023
Statement “From Dionne Warwick to Meryl Streep to Oprah to Madonna, mature women are busting stereotypes and showing the world what they can do. So, too, are America’s grandmothers, who step up for their families every single day. That’s why, this Grandparents Day, MomsRising salutes the millions of grandmothers who are helping their families with child care, mortgage and student loan payments, and other necessities in a country that has failed to create the kind of care infrastructure we all need. 
September 8, 2023
Statement “Mifepristone is available in the United States today, but that will change if last month’s appalling ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is allowed to stand. That’s why America’s moms and families applaud the Biden/Harris administration for appealing that ruling, which restricts access to an FDA-approved medication that has been proven safer than penicillin, Tylenol, and Viagra, and is the only option many of us have left for abortion. Mifepristone has been used safely in this country for more than 20 years. Whether it will remain available will now be up to the U.S.
September 7, 2023
Statement “Florida moms support public education. We want our tax dollars to support strong public schools that welcome all students, teach honest history, recognize the strength in our diversity, and provide essential resources to the teachers who work so hard to help our children learn and grow. 
August 30, 2023
Statement “Each day, across all occupations and education levels, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) women are robbed of hard-earned income by one of the most damaging, punitive wage gaps in the country. NHPI women working full-time, year-round are paid just 65 cents for each dollar paid to white men. When part-time workers are included, that figure falls to just 61 cents on a white man’s dollar.