Statement Yesterday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate tax bill would include a provision to do away with the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans have health insurance. The repeal of the individual mandate would remove the incentive for younger, healthier Americans who buy their insurance through the individual market to purchase coverage, tilting the market toward older, sicker consumers—in turn, decreasing the number of insurers who participate in the marketplace.
November 15, 2017
November 14, 2017
News release One week before Thanksgiving, MomsRising, SEIU, Herd on the Hill, Mormon Women for Ethical Governance, UndocuBlack, CASA and allies will visit Capitol Hill to tell members of Congress why they’re thankful for the immigrants in their lives. The groups will also remind members of Congress that the diversity of our nation is what makes us strong, innovative and prosperous – and we’re thankful to live in the United States of America together. The coalition will hold a news conference with Sen.
November 13, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Ways & Means Committee members Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Judy Chu (D-CA) and Terri Sewell (D-AL), and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) will join MomsRising families to highlight real examples of the Republican tax legislation’s disastrous impacts on Americans across the nation. WHAT: Pelosi, Ways & Means members Chu and DelBene hold press conference on how the Republican tax bill will harm American families WHO:
November 9, 2017
Statement “Billionaires, millionaires and wealthy corporations win, working families lose. That would be the outcome if the tax plan U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled today is adopted.
November 7, 2017
Statement “The Department of Homeland Security decision, announced last night, to withdraw Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from some 2,500 immigrants from Nicaragua is heartless and wrong. Most of these immigrants have been living in the United States for nearly 20 years and have children who were born here and are U.S. citizens. Tearing apart families is never, ever acceptable.
November 4, 2017
Statement “The report yesterday evening, that the State Department has told the Department of Homeland Security that it would be justified in withdrawing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from 300,000 immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, is deeply disturbing.
November 2, 2017
Statement “The tax plan introduced by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives today is a non-starter for the moms of America and would have disastrous implications for their families and their futures. Just like the budget passed last week, this plan would raise taxes for millions while gutting essential programs that boost our health care, nutrition, education and economy — all in order to cut taxes for the richest one percent and for wealthy corporations.
November 2, 2017
Statement Today, November 2, is Latina Equal Pay Day — a day marking how far into 2017 Latinas in the United States must work to earn as much as a white man earned in 2016 alone. Women of color and moms are hit hardest by the wage gap, with Latinas making 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man and Latina mothers making just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white fathers.
October 27, 2017
Statement TEXAS --Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection detained an undocumented 10-year-old girl, Rosa Maria Hernandez, who has cerebral palsy immediately after she was discharged from a Texas hospital after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery.
October 24, 2017
Statement Eau Claire, WI -- Today, starting at 2 PM, moms advocacy groups will join together to deliver letters and petitions to the Eau Claire City Council, demanding a table to the vote for an “exception” for Catherine Emmanuelle, a two-term Eau Claire City Council Member and mother of an 11-month old, who has been barred from her legally protected right to breastfeed in public because she was banned from the dais (an elevated platform in chambers where council members sit) during council meetings, and has been told that breastfeeding her child in public at the council dais violates the