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March 11, 2013
News release WASHINGTON, DC - On the three-month anniversary of the tragic shootings in Newtown, MomsRising members, along with members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Million Mom March, Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence!, and other concerned citizens will deliver a petition, with more than 150,000 signatures on it, to NRA President David Keene, calling on the organization to support common sense gun safety laws.
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March 4, 2013
Statement "MomsRising strongly supports President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy to the position of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   "As moms, we know how important clean air and an environment free of toxins are to the health and the healthy development of our children. McCarthy already has a track-record as a strong and successful champion for pollution control, protecting the environment and protecting our children and families from environmental toxins.  
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February 28, 2013
News release Type 2 diabetes. High blood pressure. Heart disease. All are life-threatening conditions that may be on the horizon for the more than 23 million children and adolescents – that’s nearly one in three – who are obese or overweight.   MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than 1.1 million members, is bringing together moms, dads, bloggers, community activists and award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt to discuss action steps to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity. The “Food Power” conference will take place:  
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February 26, 2013
Statement “Yahoo's announcement that it is ending its policy of allowing employees to work remotely is being met with shocked disbelief. The fact that an Internet company, which has contributed to the ability for people to work from home, is ending this long-standing practice is troubling, especially given the immense success of companies who regularly use remote work options.
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February 14, 2013
News release On a day usually associated with candy hearts, red roses and romance, America’s moms called on Congress to “have a heart” and pass common sense gun laws. The special event on Capitol Hill featured performances by an internationally renowned children’s choir and personal stories from gun violence survivors. During the gathering, moms, dads and kids joined MomsRising, a grassroots organization of more than a million members, in calling for laws to prevent gun violence.  
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February 12, 2013
Statement Reaction of Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and co-founder of MomsRising to President Obama’s State of the Union Speech tonight:   On the Threat of Sequestration:     “Moms across America are terrified by the looming threats of massive across-the-board cuts that would cost millions of jobs and hurt health care, education, aid to state and local governments, and vital programs that kids and families depend on, such as Head Start, child care, and food safety.    
February 11, 2013
News release On a day usually associated with candy hearts, red roses and romance, America’s moms will call on Congress to “have a heart” and pass common sense gun laws. MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than 1.1 million members, will hold a special event at:   11am, Thursday, February 14 Lutheran Church of the Reformation 212 East Capitol Street, SE*   WITH Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising
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February 5, 2013
Statement “Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. Legislation that has been used an estimated 100 million times – by moms and dads to take care of new babies, by adult children to care for ailing parents, by husbands and wives to care for a spouse with a serious illness, and by workers to recover from their own illnesses.  
February 1, 2013
Statement “We applaud the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for taking action to ensure that kids have healthier snack foods and beverages at schools by proposing new nutrition standards for a la carte lines, vending machines, and school stores.  
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January 29, 2013
News release Las Vegas, NV - MomsRising today applauded President Obama for making immigration reform one of his top legislative priorities, and congratulated the bipartisan group of senators who drafted a framework for improving our immigration system that recognizes the need for continued collaboration to make our immigration policies more fair, just and reasonable.  
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