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March 9, 2020
Statement “America’s moms are thrilled that U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduced emergency paid sick days legislation last week. The Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act is an urgently needed bill that would allow every employee to take up to seven paid sick days per year, with the option to add another 14 days for those dealing with COVID-19 or a future public health emergency. It includes time for quarantine, treatment and isolation if needed, and for caregiving if a loved one is ill.
March 3, 2020
Statement “As a longtime resident of Kirkland, Washington, which sadly is the epicenter of fast-spreading coronavirus in the United States, I am seeing firsthand how a long, slow national emergency is becoming a dangerous, deadly crisis. Because the U.S. Senate and the Trump administration have been attacking, rather than expanding access to health care, tens of millions of people in this country do not have ready access to the coverage and care they need.
February 11, 2020
Statement “Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women continue to face shameful, deeply damaging wage gaps. In the United States today, AAPI women are paid just 90 cents on average for every dollar paid to a White, non-Hispanic man. That doesn’t tell the whole story: Nepalese women in this country are paid just 50 cents on the dollar on average, and Cambodian, Fijian, and Burmese women less than 60 cents on average compared to White, non-Hispanic men.
February 10, 2020
Statement “The budget the Trump administration released today will be dead on arrival in Congress, as it should be. These are the same bad ideas that we have seen throughout the Trump administration and it is high time these terrible proposals be relegated to the trash heap, where they belong. The President’s budget would exacerbate inequality by slamming shut the doors of opportunity to hard-working moms and families who are striving for economic security, and by making life immeasurably harder when illness strikes or job markets tighten.
February 5, 2020
Statement “Today, in a stunning failure to protect our country and honor their oath, a slim majority of U.S. Senators voted for a sham acquittal of President Trump for abusing his power and obstructing Congress – the appalling crimes for which he was deservedly impeached.  “Moms across America are appalled by this miscarriage of justice. 
February 4, 2020
Statement “People in this country are living in a very different America than the one President Trump bragged about tonight. For moms, women, people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, working families, seniors, and so many others, since Trump took office life has become harder, hatred and discrimination more ominous, government services more scarce, health care more tenuous, and our country much less united, safe and fair.
February 3, 2020
News release WASHINGTON, D.C. – MomsRising today denounced the Trump administration decision to add six countries to its Muslim ban. Due to this expansion, immigrant visas will no longer be available to people living in Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Nigeria, and people in Sudan and Tanzania will be excluded from the diversity visa program.
January 31, 2020
Statement “Mitch McConnell’s victory today is America’s great loss. All but two Republican U.S. Senators joined in the shameful vote to call no witnesses at President Trump’s impeachment trial. This vote undermines the credibility of the U.S. Senate and makes a mockery of its commitment to justice and accountability. If, as appears almost certain, it leads to acquittal without consideration of the evidence, it will cause profound and lasting harm to our democracy. Such is the price of moral cowardice among those holding high office.
January 30, 2020
Statement “Under the guise of flexibility and innovation, the Trump administration this morning unveiled guidance that would radically alter Medicaid and allow states to weaken coverage and end crucial protections for people who rely on this program for their health care. We are not fooled.
January 28, 2020
News release WASHINGTON, DC – The urgent push to adopt a comprehensive national paid family and medical leave program got a boost today when the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the issue, under the leadership of Chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX).