News release Today marks the twelfth anniversary of Healthy Families Program which has allowed nearly 900,000 California children to see a doctor, get their teeth cleaned, and get their eyes checked. This program has given peace of mind to hundreds of thousands of California parents who are struggling financially. To celebrate the “birthday” of the program, California moms and kids delivered birthday cards to the California legislature. The cards contained messages of thanks collected by MomsRising from its members across the state.
July 23, 2010
July 20, 2010
Statement "MomsRising and moms across the country today are hopeful that federal agencies and the U.S. Congress will act quickly to implement the recommendations developed by the National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force and announced today by the Vice President’s White House Middle-Class Task Force and the White House Council on Women and Girls.
July 20, 2010
News release When you have a question about fitness, wouldn’t you like to get your answer from Jillian Michaels? If you had a question about finance, you’d probably like to run it by Suze Orman. And if you have a question about the implementation of the largest ever overhaul in our health care system, who better to ask than the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)? This week, moms from across the country will get answers to their questions about health reform directly from one of our nation’s leading experts, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius during a live video chat at:
July 1, 2010
News release As health care reform begins to take effect, moms across the country have questions about how the law will affect them and their families. MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization that supports family-friendly policies, is getting answers from the people who know the legislation best – the Senators who helped craft it.
June 17, 2010
News release Massachusetts moms are making a heroic effort to save the paid sick days legislation pending in the House Ways and Means Committee. Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering san-o-grams (small bottles of hand sanitizer with messages attached) to the members of the House Ways and Means Committee and House Speaker Robert DeLeo urging them to get An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1815/SB 688) out of Committee and to the House floor for a vote. Moms and their kids will meet before delivering the san-o-grams at:
June 15, 2010
News release North Carolina moms and kids built a giant tower out of children’s building blocks outside the Legislative Building this morning, spelling out a message for lawmakers as they head in to budget negotiations: Build a strong foundation for North Carolina kids. The mothers and children assembled the block tower, which spelled out “Build Our Future,” just before going inside to deliver individual building blocks to legislators working on the state budget.
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
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
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.
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.