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May 16, 2019
Statement “Tonight as the Governor of Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion ban in the country, we all witnessed an attack on the women and moms of America. If the goal of those who are passing such severely restrictive laws was to avoid abortion, then they'd be passing access to free birth control, which is proven to lower abortion rates, not setting lifetime imprisonment laws for doctors who help women in need.
May 14, 2019
Statement “Today’s reintroduction of the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in the U.S. House of Representatives gives lawmakers the chance to take concrete action to support moms and families, stop an insidious form of discrimination, and boost the economic security of hardworking families. Enactment of this bill should be an extremely high priority for leaders in both chambers of Congress and for the Trump administration.
May 10, 2019
Statement “New Jersey took a vitally important step to protect women’s health and lives on Wednesday when Gov. Murphy signed into law four measures designed to reduce maternal mortality and pregnancy complications in the state. These laws will help save moms.
May 10, 2019
Statement “It is deeply disappointing that Gov. Sununu vetoed SB 1 yesterday. This bill would have provided a critical safety net for workers and their families, helped keep small businesses competitive, and strengthened our state’s economy. Workers need job-protected paid family and medical leave to care for a family member in the event of birth, adoption or fostering of a child; to recover from illness or injury; or to support a family member facing a serious health condition.
May 8, 2019
Statement "Good morning Chairman Neal, Ranking Member Brady, and members of the Committee. My name is Marisa Howard-Karp. I live in Dedham, Massachusetts and I am a proud member of MomsRising. I am a wife, a mother, an only child, and a member  of the ‘sandwich generation,’ which means I am often balancing taking care of my young children and taking care of my aging parents. I know from personal experience why we have to talk about the full range of caregiving needs, and not just the needs of new parents, when we talk about the need for paid leave in this country.
May 7, 2019
Statement “No mother should have to fear that a loved one will be harmed at the hands of those charged with protecting the public. But that is what happened to Sandra Bland and the new video released by WFAA, taken by Bland on her cellphone, belies any claim by Trooper Brian Encinia that he used threats and force on a routine traffic stop because he feared for his life. The newly released video makes very clear that he did not.
May 2, 2019
Statement “The harmful, discriminatory rule the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued today is dangerous, unethical and repugnant to America’s moms, who want health care providers to put patients first and ensure that all people get the health care they need. Today’s rule allows federally-funded health care providers (hospitals, doctors, nurses and other individuals and institutions) to deny care to patients based on a provider’s personal or religious beliefs — and not make decisions based on what is best for the patient.
April 30, 2019
Statement “The new restrictions President Trump wants to impose on asylum-seekers at the Mexican border — including application fees and denial of work permits — are callous and counterproductive. The memo he released last night would make it harder for us to process asylum-seekers and increase the costs of doing so. He is proposing all the wrong moves once again. 
April 29, 2019
Statement “The horrific violence at the Chabad Synagogue in Poway, California, this weekend, on the last day of Passover -- one of the holiest days of the year for the Jewish community -- is an excruciatingly painful reminder of the price we pay when anti-Semitism and white supremacy go unchecked. Our hearts break for the family of Lori Kaye, who was murdered, and for all those who were injured and terrorized by this brutal, senseless act.
April 25, 2019
Statement “MomsRising commends the Colorado state Senate for passing SB19-188 today. This is the first time the state Senate has passed a bill moving paid family and medical leave forward in Colorado. We are encouraged that Senators Faith Winter and Angela Williams, the bill sponsors, were able to forge a path forward with an implementation bill that creates a timeline and process for passing the kind of comprehensive paid family and medical leave program Coloradans urgently need.