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May 2, 2013
Statement “With Governor O’Malley’s signature, Maryland has become the 18th state in the country to abolish capital punishment. This repeal represents another step toward a more just nation, replacing the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole and also increasing funds to the families of crime victims.   “Over time, it has become clear that the death penalty does not serve as a deterrent and is application of the penalty is often flawed.  
April 26, 2013
News release, an organization of more than 1 million mothers in the United States is urging their members to contact Walt Disney World in Orlando asking them to stop working to block earned sick time initiatives in Florida. In less than 24 hours alone, more than 6,000 people signed the letter to Disney urging the company to support healthy workers and local control, and signatures are still coming in.  
April 19, 2013
Statement “Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that will go a long way in protecting the health of our environment and our families. That rule includes the first-ever federal limits on the discharge of toxic pollutants including mercury, lead, arsenic, selenium, nitrogen and others into America’s waterways. It would also lower families’ and children’s exposure to these toxic chemicals that seep into the environment from power plants.  
April 17, 2013
Statement “We are deeply disappointed that the U.S. Senate voted down the Manchin-Toomey bill that would have required what 90 percent of Americans support – legislation requiring comprehensive background checks for purchasing firearms.   “Senators Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey showed great courage and wisdom, as well as bipartisan spirit, in working together to craft this common-sense bill. The Senators who voted against this bill did so out of unreasonable and cowardly fear of the NRA leadership.  
April 10, 2013
Statement “Today, Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stood up for America’s moms and their families by introducing The Safe Chemicals Act. This bill would protect families and children from dangerous toxic chemicals that are found in everyday consumer products, like toys, furniture and even canned foods.  
April 9, 2013
Statement “This past Sunday marked the season premiere of the TV show 'Mad Men.' A show that takes us back to the 1960’s when people smoked at work, took three martini lunches and didn’t wear seatbelts. It was also a time when women earned significantly less than men did for the same job (assuming they would even be considered for the job). Now, decades later, women are still earning less than men.  
April 2, 2013
Statement “The NRA’s ‘School Shield Initiative’ recommendation to place armed guards in every school would be ludicrous were it not so terrifying. MomsRising joins teachers’ groups, parenting organizations, and leading children’s advocates in rejecting this dangerous and even deadly proposal.   “Instead of putting more guns in our schools and forcing our children to live in fear every day, we should let them focus on learning. We demand that our leaders work to keep dangerous weapons off the streets, out of schools, and away from our children.  
March 14, 2013
News release WASHINGTON, DC -  Today, police escorted a group of Washington, D.C.-area mothers, children, and families out from their protest at the National Rifle Association’s Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia after the group, led by, tried to deliver a petition with 150,000 signatures to NRA President David Keene asking the organization to defend families and stand up for common sense gun reform.  
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.
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.