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March 8, 2021
Statement “America’s moms applaud the Biden-Harris administration for this morning’s executive orders to establish a White House Gender Policy Council to advance equal rights and opportunity for women and girls; as well as to direct the U.S. Department of Education to review its policies for consistency with the Biden-Harris Administration’s intent to guarantee education free from sexual violence.
March 6, 2021
News release “At this time of acute crisis for working families, with women, moms and moms of color suffering outsized health and economic harm from the pandemic, we applaud the Washington State Senate for passing two bills that, if they become law, will help build a stronger, more fair economic infrastructure for the state’s families. Together, the new excise tax on extraordinary profits from capital gains and the Fair Start for Kids Act will help combat structural racism and sexism in our state and spur a just recovery from the pandemic.
March 6, 2021
Statement “America’s moms are pleased and enormously relieved that the U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Plan this afternoon. We thank the Biden-Harris administration and Senate majority leaders for this victory. For millions of people in this country, passage of this package is, quite simply, a matter of survival.
March 4, 2021
Statement “America’s moms want Congress to pass a fair, inclusive Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act very soon, so President Biden can sign them into law. Creating a path to citizenship for those in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program has strong bipartisan public support. The introduction of these two bills in the U.S.
March 4, 2021
Statement “America’s moms are horrified by the violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) we are seeing from coast to coast, and the hatred and bias that drive it. Every incident of this horrific violence shatters a community and our faith in each other. Our hearts break for the victims and survivors and their families, and for everybody who feels targeted, at risk, and unsafe because of it.
February 27, 2021
Statement “At this time when moms are struggling, families suffering, and our country reeling from the health and economic devastation the pandemic has caused, with women of color experiencing compounded harms due to structural racism, the American Rescue Plan will bring urgently needed help to many in dire need. We commend every representative who voted to pass it, and especially thank the Biden/Harris administration for drafting it and leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives for fast-tracking its passage.
February 18, 2021
Statement “The U.S. Citizenship Act is legislation our country urgently needs. It prioritizes keeping families together and reunifying those our government tore apart. It creates a roadmap to allow undocumented people, including DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, immigrant farmworkers, and essential workers, to earn citizenship. It stops the cruel, punitive policies that have hurt so many mixed-status families. It includes smart, sensible policies to manage the border and address the causes of migration from Central America.
February 8, 2021
Statement “There is no reason why -- in the richest country in the entire world -- pregnant Black women are dying at outrageous rates because of systemic disparities and implicit bias in the health care system. America is failing our Black mothers, and the only way to address this racial justice issue and public health crisis with the urgency it deserves is by immediately passing the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act.
February 5, 2021
Statement “Among the lessons from the pandemic is that our country will be stronger and healthier, our businesses and economy stronger, if we put in place a permanent, comprehensive paid leave program. During the pandemic, emergency paid leave has improved the public health, staved off the spread of contagion, and saved lives. The same will be true when the pandemic ends. Congress must pass the FAMILY (Family and Medical Insurance Leave) Act this year, so working people will be able to care for their families and maintain their health without risking their jobs or economic security.
February 4, 2021
Statement “Today’s introduction of the Dream Act in the U.S. Senate is an important step toward restoring our values and recognizing the tremendous contribution immigrants make to our health and prosperity. America’s moms strongly support this bipartisan legislation, which will help create a roadmap to citizenship for nearly 2 million undocumented young people in the only country most have ever called home. We applaud the young immigrant activists who have fought so passionately, for so long, for this bill, and thank the bi-partisan U.S. Senators who are introducing and championing it.