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April 6, 2021
Statement “Yes! The letter House Ways & Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) circulated to colleagues yesterday is powerful and persuasive and demonstrates how well he understands the needs and priorities of working families. We applaud Rep. Neal’s commitment to including comprehensive paid leave, child care, and permanent improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in the infrastructure bill Congress is about to consider. They are among the most pressing issues facing moms and our country today.
March 31, 2021
Statement “America’s moms know how badly our country needs a care infrastructure, because moms, families, businesses and our economy all suffer when we are forced to manage caregiving and jobs, including jobs in the care and childcare sector, without common-sense protections like access to affordable child care, home- and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, universal paid leave, and a living wage. The negative economic impacts are harming women and moms of color the most due to structural racism.
March 24, 2021
Statement “As we rebuild our economy in the midst of a deadly and devastating pandemic, we simply must take steps to end the wage gap that denies tens of millions of women fair pay, forces millions of families into poverty, and hurts our economy. Across occupations and education levels, women face an unfair, terribly damaging wage gap, with women of color and moms hurt the most. In the United States today, Latinas are paid just 55 cents, Native women just 60 cents, and Black women just 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
March 18, 2021
Statement “In passing the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, the U.S. House of Representatives took an essential step to make our country more just and help us overcome the racism and anti-immigrant views President Trump stoked for four long years. Providing a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 2 million undocumented young people in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and giving farmworkers and their families an opportunity to earn legal immigration is long overdue. America’s moms commend every member of the U.S.
March 18, 2021
Statement “Efforts by state lawmakers to suppress the votes of people of color. Extreme gerrymandering. Hard-working Americans locked out of the political process. Big money dictating our political agenda.
March 17, 2021
Statement “The murders of eight people in Atlanta yesterday evening – seven of them women, six Asian Americans – are tragic, appalling and truly heartbreaking. America’s moms grieve for the families of the victims and for all those affected by this horrific violence.
March 11, 2021
Statement “America’s moms thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, and every lawmaker who fought so hard for the American Rescue Plan. Each time a family goes to a grocery store instead of a food bank, each time a school reopens safely, each time a family can keep the heat on instead of shivering through the winter, we will know the American Rescue Plan is working. Every time a mom is able to re-enter the workforce, the American Rescue Plan is kicking in.
March 10, 2021
Statement “COVID-19 relief is on the way. More families will get unemployment checks large enough to cover their food, shelter and other essentials. Our child care system will be stronger and more stable. More of us will be able to access the vaccines and health care we need. There will be less hunger and homelessness in America. More schools will be able to reopen safely. Fewer moms and families with children will fall into poverty and remain stuck there for years because our tax system will work better for low-income families. More women will be able to hold and succeed in jobs.
March 10, 2021
Statement “We applaud the Biden Administration’s decision to end Trump’s harmful and disastrous public charge regulation that kept parents and children from seeking much needed resources to thrive during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Now that federal courts have dismissed the government’s appeals, the Trump public charge policy is no longer in effect, nationwide.
March 9, 2021
Statement “Today serves as a painful annual reminder of the unjust wage gaps Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women face. On average, AAPI women in the United States are paid just 85 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men. Averages don’t tell the whole story, and AAPI women of some ethnic backgrounds face even more punitive gaps. For example, between 2015 and 2019, Samoan women were paid just 60 cents, and Burmese women just 52 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men. These racist, sexist gaps and the structural racism that drives them must end.