News release OLYMPIA, WA – Last night, the Washington legislature passed Initiative 940, a ballot measure brought by the De-Escalate Washington Coalition. Legislators also passed a clarifying bill, HB 3003, the result of months of deliberations between families affected by police violence, the De-Escalate Washington Coalition, and members of the law enforcement community.
March 9, 2018
March 7, 2018
News release OLYMPIA, WA – “Women and moms are celebrating that the Equal Pay Opportunity Act passed the Washington legislature today, continuing our state’s march toward fair pay and equality for women in the workplace,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO and executive director of MomsRising.org, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 40,000 members in Washington State and more than 1 million members across the country. “With this action, Washington legislators have shown once again that they are committed to being true champions of women and families.
February 22, 2018
Statement Today, February 22, 2018, marks Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day to which AAPI women need to work to catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men were paid, on average, last year. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising.org, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, issued the following statement on Asian American and Pacific Islander Equal Pay Day:
February 19, 2018
Statement “The Parkland School Shooting last week that claimed the lives of 17 students and educators is a national tragedy. Our country’s moms once again mourn that even more people – this time, more children – have been added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic with this horrifying act of domestic terrorism that has also assaulted the sanctity of school safety.
February 9, 2018
Statement “It is shameful and outrageous that the budget that Congress passed today offers no solutions for the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers – young immigrants who grew up in this country and know no other home – who have been in limbo ever since President Trump callously ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Every day since, more young immigrants have lost their status and have been forced to live in fear that they will be separated from their families and sent away from their homes.
February 8, 2018
Statement “Today’s vote in the Maryland State Senate to delay implementation of the Healthy Working Families Act until July is deeply disappointing. Maryland workers have waited much too long for earned sick days, and they should not have to wait any longer.
February 5, 2018
Statement “Nothing should keep you from caring for a loved one battling cancer, being with a parent nearing their final days, or bonding with a new baby. But that is exactly the case for far too many U.S. workers because our leave laws are out of date and haven’t evolved to meet the needs of working families or our global economy.
February 1, 2018
Statement “Today, we learned that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) concealed an economic analysis – paid for with taxpayer dollars – that showed its controversial proposed rule to allow employers to withhold their employees’ tips would likely cost workers billions of dollars. It is already deplorable that the Trump administration would put such a rule in place; it adds insult to injury that the DOL would attempt to hide this unfavorable study in order to lie to the public about the rule’s impact.
February 1, 2018
Statement “Today, we learned that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) concealed an economic analysis – paid for with taxpayer dollars – that showed its controversial proposed rule to allow employers to withhold their employees’ tips would likely cost workers billions of dollars.
January 26, 2018
Statement “The framework for immigration the White House released yesterday is not a serious proposal for sound immigration reform. Instead, it continues the shameful immigration policies this administration has tried to advance since President Trump took office. It uses DREAMers as pawns in a plan to advance a racist, anti-immigrant agenda that will cause grave and lasting harm to our families, economy, and our country.