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June 30, 2009
News release ACORN and MomsRising.org are partnering this week using a unique new Twitter tool to petition Goldman Sachs, the parent company of loan servicing company Litton, to sign on to use the President’s new Making Home Affordable (MHA) Program. This program would help millions of families avoid foreclosure and keep their home. Goldman Sachs, along with three other institutions, has failed to take advantage of it to date.  
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June 29, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver hundreds of ceramic tiles with children’s handprints on them to state legislators urging them to “lend kids a hand” and preserve key children’s programs as they work to balance the budget at:   9:30 AM, Wednesday, July 1 North Carolina General Assembly 16 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina  
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May 22, 2009
News release In just ten days, MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom saw its membership grow from just over 160,000 to 1,179,154 thanks to a customizable Mother’s Day video which, to date, has had more than 12 million views. MomsRising.org shared the video through its members and by partnering with like-minded organizations that also distributed and posted it.  
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May 14, 2009
News release Late last week, women across the U.S. began receiving an unusual Mother’s Day email message which included a humorous and entertaining, customizable short video featuring Beyoncé, a bouncing baby boy (complete with interpretive subtitles), and President Barack Obama. More than a million people honored moms across the country with the “MomsRising.org Mother of the Year” video, which is still sweeping the nation. The video, developed and produced by the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization MomsRising.org, has now gone viral with more than 10 million views to date.
April 29, 2009
Statement America’s families need support. Every day, moms and dads work hard to ensure that their children are safe and healthy. They struggle to make ends meet and to do the best they can at work and at home. The budget passed today by the U.S. Congress will help America’s families thrive, in part by expanding health care and increasing investments in education.  
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April 6, 2009
News release What’s that wandering around the state Capitol? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No – it’s Sandwich Mom! An Oregon mom in a sandwich costume will encourage state lawmakers to support paid family leave by delivering peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with messages from moms across the state immediately following a news conference at:   2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 8 Capitol Press Room, State Capitol Building Salem   Confirmed speakers include:
April 2, 2009
News release Workers at the Lawrence Polartec factory today protested the company’s policy of not offering its employees paid sick days and calling on the Massachusetts legislature to pass paid sick days legislation. When Polartec bought the factory from the locally-owned Malden Mills, the national company announced that it would not follow its predecessor’s policy of providing paid sick days.  
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April 2, 2009
News release California moms and kids visited the Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to expand health care coverage for children. The group delivered packages of Lifesaver candies and more than 800 personalized messages from moms, dads and grandparents all over the state.  
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March 27, 2009
News release California moms are urging state lawmakers to take advantage of health care funds that the U.S. Congress and President Obama have given the state to ensure that more children get health care coverage. MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver candy lifesavers with messages from thousands of members across the state to California legislators, encouraging them to act soon to secure all available funds for California kids:   12 PM, Tuesday, March 31
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February 10, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, praised the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which went into effect today.   “Today, children across the United States are safer and their parents have more peace of mind,” said MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “Not only must toys and infants’ products meet strict new standards for lead and phthalate levels, but parents will also have access to a database of consumer complaints about these items.”  
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