News release With little kids dressed in cow suits and wearing cow ears themselves, moms from across the DC area will be urging U.S. Senators to “mooo-ve” forward on gun safety legislation and choose families and communities over the gun lobby when they get the chance to vote on meaningful gun policy reform. The moms and kids will be delivering constituent messages, along with toy cows and cow keychains that say, “Don’t be cowed by the gun lobby! Let’s get moooving on gun safety legislation” to Senate offices. The moms and children will meet at:
July 3, 2013
June 27, 2013
Statement “Moms understand how important it is to make sure that their kids have a nutritious diet and they do their best to provide it, but too often their efforts are undermined by junk food sold at school. That’s why the USDA’s Smart Snacks in Schools rule is so important to families and to ensuring our kids grow up healthy.
June 27, 2013
Statement “It’s been a long fight, but today more than a million of New Yorkers are a step closer to being able to take earned sick days to recover from their own illness or to take care of a sick child or other family member. Mayor Bloomberg’s veto was a disappointment, but it was not a defeat. The New York City Council’s override of that veto will allow this important bill to become law in New York City.
June 26, 2013
News release Joining a coalition of partner organizations working to facilitate implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), MomsRising.org today announced its “Wellness Wonder Team” of moms, dads and other concerned community members who will be informing family, friends and the general public about new affordable health care options and opportunities under the new health care law. Wellness Wonder Team members will let people know about new preventive care and consumer protection opportunities, and also educate people about how they can sign up for new health care coverage under the ACA.
June 14, 2013
News release Thousands of Americans have died from gun violence this year alone, and still there has been no action from Congress on passing what the majority of Americans support – universal background checks to save lives and make our communities safer.
June 11, 2013
Statement “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has not had a director in six years. This is outrageous but can be rectified if the Senate moves quickly to confirm B. Todd Jones to this position. “As the bureau charged with enforcing federal laws regarding firearms, the ATF plays a crucial role in keeping our families and children safe. Without the leadership and focus of an official director, the bureau is less capable of carrying out its mandate to prevent violent crime. That leadership is needed now, more than ever.
June 6, 2013
Statement “June 10 will mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s signing of the Equal Pay Act. That law was intended to ensure that women would get paid the same amount as men for the same job. Fifty years ago, most mothers didn’t work outside the home for pay. Today, a new poll shows that in two out of five households with children under the age of 18, moms are the primary breadwinners. And child care costs are skyrocketing.
June 5, 2013
News release MomsRising.org, an organization of more than one million moms who are working to help ensure economic security for all families in the United States, responded sharply to public comments that mothers who work outside the home are to blame for societal ills. The attacks were made on-air by Fox News contributors, hosts and, most recently, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. At a Washington Post event this week, Governor Bryant said that America is so “mediocre” in educational outcomes because “mom is in the workplace.”
June 3, 2013
Statement "The nation lost a great and highly effective champion for working mothers and for children when New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away today. Senator Lautenberg supported the entire MomsRising agenda, from paid sick days to protections from toxins to gun safety to fair pay. He cared about what families care about; their agenda was his agenda.
May 9, 2013
Statement “It is shameful that a handful of senators are trying to hold up Gina McCarthy’s nomination to the post of EPA Administrator by boycotting the vote to move her confirmation forward. McCarthy is highly qualified to serve in this important post. She has 25 years of experience working on environmental issues and a history or bipartisanship. She has also been instrumental in many of the EPA’s most important clean air victories.