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July 17, 2008
Statement We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Lilly Ledbetter, women Members of Congress and our allies at other nonprofits to urge Congress to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.  
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June 19, 2008
Statement Today the U.S. House of Representatives took an important first step toward ensuring paid family leave for all workers in our country by passing the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act.   Everyone needs paid family and medical leave and it’s past time to start putting this policy in place. We know that paid family leave helps provide children with a healthy start and keep families out of poverty, yet the United States lags behind every developed country in the world in offering paid leave to new mothers.  
June 17, 2008
News release In late April, the U.S. Senate voted on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, legislation that would loosen the restrictions on the length of time in which workers could file pay discrimination claims against their employers. On the campaign trail at the time, Senator John McCain refused to return to Washington, DC to vote on the measure (unlike two other U.S.
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June 12, 2008
News release Ten DC-area moms sporting “Magnificently Overqualified Mother” banners, some of them accompanied by their kids, were up on Capitol Hill today to send a message to Senator John McCain about his opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That message came in the form of some 9,000 resumes from mothers across the country underscoring women’s skills, training and education, and it was crystal clear: “women are well-trained, educated and qualified and should be paid the same as men for doing the same work.”  
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June 11, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver Compass-Grams (compasses with messages attached to them) to encourage California legislators to “get back on track” and ensure that all children in the state receive health care coverage:   11 AM, Monday, June 16 North side of the State Capitol (on L Street) Sacramento  
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June 10, 2008
News release ADVISORY: Tuesday June 10th, 11:30 AM, Capitol Building, South Steps For more information, contact:Joe Dinkin 860-523-1699 or 978-223-5868 (cell) or jdinkin@workingfamiliesparty.org Who: Representative Joe Aresimowicz, Representative Kevin Ryan and other legislators, along with Members of Working Families, Momsrising.org, ACORN, labor unions, public health advocates and other members of the Everybodybenefits.org coalition in support of the Paid Sick Days bill (SB 217).
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May 7, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver Orange-Grams (oranges with messages affixed to them) to the California Assembly to urge legislators to support paid sick days legislation:   Noon, Wednesday, May 7 North side of the State Capitol (on L Street) Sacramento  
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May 2, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the grassroots and on-the-ground online organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), today applauded New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine for making New Jersey the third state in the nation to adopt paid family leave. New Jersey MomsRising.org members lobbied, testified before Assembly and Senate committees, and made hundreds of phone calls, as well as sent tens of thousands of letters to legislators.  
April 7, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the grassroots and on-the-ground online organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), today hailed New Jersey legislators for passing a strong paid family leave bill, which Governor Jon Corzine has committed to sign. New Jersey MomsRising.org members lobbied, testified before Assembly and Senate committees, and made hundreds of phone calls and sent tens of thousands of letters to legislators.  
April 2, 2008
News release HARTFORD – Supporters of the EverybodyBenefits.org campaign for paid sick days gathered in the Legislative Office Building to hand-deliver apples bearing messages from Connecticut residents urging state legislators to pass legislation guaranteeing paid sick days (SB 217). Online grassroots and on-the-ground organization, MomsRising.org, helped coordinate the effort to generate the messages.  
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