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March 27, 2009
News release California moms are urging state lawmakers to take advantage of health care funds that the U.S. Congress and President Obama have given the state to ensure that more children get health care coverage. MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver candy lifesavers with messages from thousands of members across the state to California legislators, encouraging them to act soon to secure all available funds for California kids:   12 PM, Tuesday, March 31
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February 10, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, praised the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which went into effect today.   “Today, children across the United States are safer and their parents have more peace of mind,” said MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “Not only must toys and infants’ products meet strict new standards for lead and phthalate levels, but parents will also have access to a database of consumer complaints about these items.”  
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February 4, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the expanded State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The expanded program will cover an additional four million children in the U.S. for the next four and a half years.  
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January 29, 2009
Statement It was with great pride and great joy that I attended today’s Presidential signing ceremony of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As someone once said famously, “it’s been a long time coming,” but now federal law ensures that employees are able to seek redress if they learn that they have been discriminated against in pay because of their gender, race or ethnicity.  
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January 23, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, praised the U.S. Senate for passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will make it easier for employees to sue for pay discrimination. MomsRising.org mobilized its more than 150,000 members in support of the legislation soon after Congress took up the legislation following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear.  
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January 9, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of two bills that will help promote fair pay for women in the workforce.  
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January 9, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of two bills that will help promote fair pay for women in the workforce.  
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December 9, 2008
News release WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for American Progress Action Fund, I Am Progress, and MomsRising.org launched a new campaign today to promote fair pay for women in the workforce. Out of the Way of Fair Pay targets the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, calling on it to remove its opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, two important federal pay equity reform measures.  
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December 4, 2008
News release Last August, Congress passed and the President signed a law prohibiting the sale of toys containing many dangerous toxins, but that law won’t go into effect until February. This leaves many toys containing dangerous toxins on the store shelves this holiday season. To help holiday shoppers preserve their peace of mind, MomsRising.org and HealthyToys.org have teamed up to give parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and others an easy way to avoid purchasing toys that contain dangerous chemicals.  
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November 5, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the national online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom, today celebrated the election of a President who has spoken powerfully about valuing families and has put economic security policies for families at the front his political agenda.  
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