News release Today, April 12, marks the date in 2011 when women will have finally earned the same amount of money, for the same work, that men earned in 2010. And this morning, MomsRising.org took to the halls of Congress to make sure lawmakers took note of Equal Pay Day, by delivering a memento and a clear message: “Don’t shortchange moms and daughters – families need equal pay for equal work.”
March 22, 2011
News release Last fall, MomsRising member Dawn Josephson wrote to the advocacy group about how the Affordable Care Act would guarantee that her health insurance could not exclude her son’s pre-existing condition – something she had struggled with for several years, through several insurance companies. Her story was so touching that she was invited to a “backyard meeting” with President Obama in September to share her experience.
March 1, 2011
News release “Mother knows best,” the old saying goes, and a coalition of organizations is hoping that the Connecticut Assembly will take that adage to heart when it comes to paid sick days legislation. Three moms representing MomsRising – the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, working to achieve family economic security – testified before the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Labor and Employment Committee today in support of Senate Bill 913: An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees (SB 913).
February 15, 2011
News release If your child has a pre-existing health condition, whether or not she or he has been denied insurance coverage in the past, you can enroll that child now and ensure a lower rate if you act before March 1.
February 14, 2011
News release Flowers and chocolate are traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, and this morning New York City Speaker Christine Quinn received a bouquet of chocolate, heart-shaped lollipops. But the message that came with it is not as sweet as her Valentine’s treat.
February 10, 2011
Statement The announcement today by the Internal Revenue Service that they will reverse the rule preventing moms from deducting the cost of breastfeeding equipment as a medical expense is good for babies, good for moms and good for the public health. Every major authority on child health, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends breastfeeding infants in order to ensure optimal health for both mother and child.
February 10, 2011
News release Several years ago, Jim Johnson, owner of Johnson Storage & Moving Company, was encouraged by his wife to attend a talk on flexible workplace policies. Struggling to find a balance between raising their twins and working as an attorney, she had been reassured by what she had heard – that companies can still remain competitive while offering their employees the kinds of flexible work options that would eliminate the struggle between work and life commitments: raising children, taking care of aging parents, or just making ends meet and taking care of themselves.
February 4, 2011
Statement Two years ago, President Obama signed into law the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. This important law has helped ensure that millions of kids received much-needed health care and has turned out to be even more important to America’s families in these tough economic times than we imagined. In combination with Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) serve more than 42 million children.
February 4, 2011
News release In 2008, Toys “R” Us issued a news release indicating that it would reduce the use of a common but dangerous toxin called polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in products and packaging and offer more PVC-free products. That has not yet happened. MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom and cares about family economic security, is urging the company to make good on that promise.
February 3, 2011
News release The 112th Congress has a lot on its plate and at least one advocacy organization wants to help them keep track of it all. This week, MomsRising.org delivered to-do notepads to each Member of Congress that will help them keep their tasks (and priorities!) in order. The small, blue notepads feature a welcome message wishing Congress a “MOMumental” year. They were delivered with a letter thanking them for their service to our nation and its families.