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February 27, 2019
Statement “It’s a new day, and a new Congress, and America’s moms are thrilled that so early in the year, the House of Representatives has passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, with a strong, bipartisan vote of 240-190. This basic, commonsense reform is badly overdue and the Senate should waste no time in passing it as well. This should be the beginning of a series of reforms that will collectively help end the scourge of gun violence that is taking more than 40,000 lives in our country each year.
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February 26, 2019
Statement “The House of Representatives did what was right today by rejecting President Trump’s disgraceful, politically motivated, utterly bogus declaration of a national emergency. We strongly urge the U.S. Senate to do the same. Manufacturing a national emergency in order to build a wall the country neither wants, nor needs, is despicable – a gross violation of the President’s powers and a dangerous threat to the checks and balances our Constitution guarantees. 
February 26, 2019
News release WASHINGTON, DC – Immediately after U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) reintroduced the Child Care for Working Families Act at a Capitol Hill news conference this afternoon, MomsRising members from across the country delivered teddy bears and poems using the theme, “Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?” to their members of Congress.
February 14, 2019
Statement Undermining Congress by manufacturing a national emergency in order to build a wall the country neither wants nor needs would be a gross violation of the President’s powers and a dangerous threat to the checks and balances our constitution guarantees.  
February 14, 2019
Media advisory Contacts: Lourdes Martinez, 202-271-9195; Xochitl Oseguera, 925-389,8065; momsrising@berlinrosen.com
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February 14, 2019
News release Contact: Lauren Hipp, lauren@momsrising.com, 206.550.7784; Joel Ryan, joel@wsaheadstarteceap.com,  253.486.9077; Katy Warren, Katy@wsaheadstarteceap.com,  206.291.2021
February 13, 2019
Statement “At MomsRising, we regularly hear from women experiencing unfair pay, who fear retaliation in their workplaces and therefore can’t speak up, and who need the protections the Paycheck Fairness Act would provide: freedom from retaliation; making it easier to collectively challenge pay discrimination; an end to the use of prior salary histories to set current salaries; and the additional protections that would finally move us closer to pay parity. Laura is one such woman… 
February 12, 2019
Statement “America’s moms and families are looking to the new Congress to make speedy progress on the issues that matter most, and paid family and medical leave is at the top of our lists. We need a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program that allows all workers to care for their families without risking their jobs or financial security.
February 11, 2019
Statement “The Trump administration – and specifically the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – has demonstrated a horrifying, disgraceful willingness to violate human rights by separating children from their families, detaining asylum-seekers without cause, and imprisoning families indefinitely. It is past time for Congress to step in, starting with limiting the number of detention beds ICE can use for immigrants arrested within the country.
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February 7, 2019
Statement “It has become increasingly and painfully clear that the cruelty the Trump administration is inflicting on asylum-seeking families is unprecedented, unthinkable and utterly unacceptable. Today’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the damage caused by the administration’s family separation policy is a stark reminder that our government is violating the fundamental human rights of vulnerable families and putting countless moms and children at risk for trauma and long-term emotional and mental health problems.
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