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June 11, 2010
News release North Carolina moms and kids will build a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building before delivering individual blocks with messages attached to lawmakers working on the state budget, urging them to build a strong foundation for North Carolina kids:   10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 15 Portico of the North Carolina Legislative Building W. Lane Street between N. Salisbury and N. Williams St
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May 17, 2010
News release California moms and kids will be making a spectacle of themselves this Wednesday at the State Capitol when they visit legislators’ offices to deliver eyeglass-o-grams (cardboard eyeglasses with messages attached to them) to urge the legislature to reject the Governor’s proposal to cut children’s vision and other benefits from the Healthy Families Program. Moms and kids will meet before the delivery at:   10am, Wednesday, May 19 Capitol Steps at 11th and L Streets Sacramento  
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May 4, 2010
News release On Mothers Day 2009, moms across the country learned that their loved ones considered them “Mom of the Year” when they received a unique and clever video via email in which a news anchor broke the story. The video, which was customized for each mom who received it, had more than 12 million views nationwide and helped the then three-year-old MomsRising organization (which created the video) increase its membership rolls from more than 150,000 to more than one million moms, dads and others across the country.  
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May 4, 2010
News release Dubbing U.S. Speaker of the House a “superhero” for her outstanding, heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented her with the first-ever MomsRising Superhero Award.  
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May 3, 2010
News release Recognizing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate, MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented him with the first-ever MomsRising Superhero Award. The Award was presented in commemoration of Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday.  
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April 22, 2010
News release E-Mom-Ts (Emergency Mom Technicians) swept into the State House today in an attempt to rescue a crucial paid sick days bill from possible death, urging the leadership of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing to vote on Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB 1803/SB 1073), which has been languishing in the Committee. The group of Massachusetts moms, kids and dads delivered “ambulance-o-grams” (toy ambulanced bearing messages from moms, dads, and others across the Commonwealth about the importance of paid sick days) to the chairs and vice-chairs of the Committee.  
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April 20, 2010
News release There’s an emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and E-Mom-Ts (Emergency Mom Technicians) are coming to the rescue! Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering ambulance-o-grams to the chairs and vice-chairs of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing bearing messages from moms, dads, and others across the Commonwealth urging them to bring the paid sick days legislation to a vote. Just prior to the delivery, moms, dads, kids and others will gather at:   10:45 AM, Thursday, April 22
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March 22, 2010
Statement "Today, MomsRising and its more than one million members across the U.S. are applauding the passage of historic legislation many decades in the making – health reform. For too long, families in the United States have been at the mercy of insurance companies that have denied them coverage just when they needed it most and premiums that increase while coverage decreases. Millions of other families have simply gone without the health care they needed because they didn’t have and couldn’t afford health insurance.
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March 20, 2010
News release MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than a million members nationwide and 200,000 in California, today issued an urgent call for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to support health reform when the House of Representatives votes tomorrow. “This legislation may not be perfect, but it offers the promise of expanding health insurance coverage to 32 million more people, and making health insurance affordable for the middle class and for small businesses,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MomsRising.org.
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