Statement “The moms of America are tremendously grateful that the federal shutdown – and with it the immense suffering it caused so many families – will end, at least for now. This shutdown was painful and unnecessary and the harm it caused families, communities, our economy and our country cannot be fully undone. Never again can we allow this President, or any president, to hold federal employees and the federal government hostage to a politically-motivated, completely wasteful spending priority.
January 24, 2019
Statement “We are deeply disappointed that the U.S. Senate failed to re-open the federal government this afternoon. The U.S. House of Representatives has done its job by passing bills to end the shutdown, but the Senate let the country down by failing to do the same. Voters will not soon forget this vote, and the pain and suffering it causes families and our economy.
January 19, 2019
Statement “President Trump’s remarks today and the proposal he outlined are an insult to everyone who wants our policies and spending decisions to be based on actual facts and realities. He once again told bold-faced lies designed to stir up hostility and hatred toward immigrants and asylum-seekers, and to try to force Congress to pay for his wasteful, destructive, unnecessary wall.
January 18, 2019
Statement “The Washington Childcare Access Now (CAN) Act is vitally important legislation that has the potential to address the childcare crisis that is plaguing our state. Making quality childcare affordable for all families is of paramount importance to MomsRising and its members. Right now in Washington, the average cost of infant care is nearly equal to mortgage payments for a year and more than three in five families live in a ‘childcare desert,’ without access to the affordable, quality care they need.
January 17, 2019
Statement “It’s hard to believe it’s possible, but it appears from today’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s report that the Trump administration’s cruel treatment of asylum-seeking families has been even worse – in fact, much worse – than previously reported.
January 16, 2019
News release Olympia, WA — Moms and kids gathered at the Capitol to make waves and ask lawmakers to support the “Mamagenda,” setting the course for policies that support family caregivers in the workplace, invest in high-quality early learning, make childcare affordable, close the wage gap, and clean up our tax code.
January 10, 2019
Statement “The budget Governor Gavin Newsom proposed today prioritizes the well-being of moms and children in ways that will strengthen families, communities, our state and its economy. This is exactly the kind of budget California needs.
January 9, 2019
Statement “As a nation, we have no higher priority than to make our schools, communities, workplaces, streets, homes, families and children safer. At this time when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that gun deaths in America are the highest they have been in 40 years, the need for strong, common sense gun safety measures is urgent and compelling. We commend Speaker Nancy Pelosi and all U.S. House leaders for recognizing that and making H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, a priority in the new Congress.
January 8, 2019
Statement “Tonight, President Trump misled and told outright lies in an attempt to pressure Congress to appropriate funds for a border wall the country doesn’t want and doesn’t need. Once again, he put his perceived political interests ahead of the best interests of the country and of our children and families. In his quest to build a wall to satisfy his shrinking political base, the President has misused the military, misstated the facts and done his best to foment hostility toward immigrants and asylum-seekers.
January 7, 2019
Statement “Fair-minded people across the country are celebrating today’s long overdue move by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking who has already served 15 years in prison. We applaud Gov. Haslam for taking this step.