News release WASHINGTON, DC – In the final days of the 2012 Presidential Campaign, MomsRising, a grassroots community of more than a million moms working to achieve economic security for all families, will be conducting a massive Get Out The Vote phone banking initiative, with a particular focus on moms who are members of groups that have a history of low voter turnout.
November 2, 2012
October 23, 2012
Statement "Last night, we were delighted to hear that both President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney strongly support gender equality for women in other nations. Governor Romney's position took us by surprise, however, since he still won’t say whether he supports gender equality here in the United States, including such legislation as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
October 18, 2012
Statement “We are delighted that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) agrees with our position that stay-at-home moms, spouses and domestic partners shouldn’t be prevented from getting credit cards because they don’t have their own income or assets. We applaud the CFPB for taking quick action to restore stay-at-home parents' access to fair credit. The proposal set forth yesterday to change the Credit Card Accountability and Disclosure (CARD) Act to allow credit-worthy people to get credit cards by relying on third party income represents a victory for stay-at-home moms, dads and partne
October 17, 2012
Statement “Last night during the presidential debate, the candidates spent time addressing many of the family economic security issues most important to America’s moms: fair pay, healthcare, childcare, flexible work, clean air, and the concerns of immigrant families were all discussed.
October 12, 2012
Statement “MomsRising applauds Martha Raddatz for doing a masterful job moderating last night’s vice presidential debate. But it is disappointing that, even though the debate took place on the International Day of the Girl, issues of paramount importance to girls and women, including family economic security, were not discussed at all.
October 4, 2012
Statement “There’s a bill sitting in the New York City Council with 37 sponsors that would allow more than a million New Yorkers to earn paid time off to use when they are sick or to take care of a sick child, spouse or parent. We know we have the votes to move that bill and there is overwhelming public support for it but Speaker Quinn is holding it hostage.
October 3, 2012
Statement “Let's face it: Last night both Governor Romney and President Obama missed a chance to win over women and mom voters. After the debate, we were left scratching our heads wondering how the the preset debate agenda items titled, ‘Economy I, Economy II, and Economy III’ could have left out women, children, and families when women are holding up our economy. Fair pay, the price of child care, and a lack of paid leave to care for children and the elderly are among the key economic issues in women’s and mothers’ daily lives. Any discussion about the economy that leaves out women, moms, and f
October 2, 2012
Statement “Today’s action by Judge Robert Simpson to block enforcement of Pennsylvania’s draconian and unnecessary voter identification law is cause for celebration among women and moms everywhere! This law is one of many underhanded and unfair efforts to prevent citizens from exercising their constitutional right to vote.
September 28, 2012
News release WASHINGTON, DC – With this year’s election pulling into the homestretch, mothers all across the country are listening carefully to hear what the candidates have to say about the issues that are most important to them, and they’ll be paying particular attention on October 3 when the presidential candidates hold their first debate on domestic policy in Denver, CO.
September 6, 2012
Statement “We’re not soccer moms on the sidelines, but networked moms on the front lines. We’re paying attention, we're organized, and we’re voting. More than 80% of women in the United States have children by the time they're forty-four, making moms one of the most important parts of the American public, culturally and electorally. Many of the realities that moms face everyday are not yet being addressed on the campaign trail.