News release Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a settlement agreement in a housing discrimination case with Cornerstone Mortgage Company and announced that it is pursuing a case against the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation of Milwaukee. In both cases, the lenders discriminated against women because they were on maternity leave. This kind of discrimination is illegal under the Fair Housing Act. In addition to these two cases, HUD is investigating additional cases of illegal discrimination against pregnant women and mothers.
June 13, 2011
June 4, 2011
Statement “We enthusiastically applaud the Connecticut General Assembly for passing An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees late last night. Coupled with the state Senate action last week, Connecticut will now become the first state to require employers to provide their workers with paid sick days. This family-friendly policy is not only good for working families; it’s good for the state’s health and its economy.
June 1, 2011
News release NEW YORK – MomsRising joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this afternoon at a news conference announcing a settlement agreement with a mortgage company that discriminated in home loans against new and expecting mothers. MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization that supports family-friendly policies, has been working to shed light on the issue since the discriminatory lending practices were revealed last year.
May 30, 2011
Statement "Connecticut's working moms and the people who love them are counting on the House of Representatives to pass the paid sick days bill. While the workforce has changed tremendously in the last generation, our laws haven't kept up. Nearly three quarters of moms are now in the labor force, and more kids than ever live in single parent households.
May 25, 2011
Statement “Today is a happy day for Connecticut moms and families. The Senate’s vote on An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees (SB 913) puts the Nutmeg State one step closer to having a paid sick days law and MomsRising is delighted to have been a part of the effort to achieve this important goal.
May 25, 2011
News release The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When, Where, and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line, a guide to successfully implementing flexible workplace policies authored by MomsRising founder Joan Blades and Nanette Fondas (an expert in organizations behavior and corporate strategy who holds a doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School), has been honored for promoting viable options for positive social change.
May 12, 2011
News release They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but earned sick days are what really keep Philadelphia families healthy. Moms and children this morning delivered “Apple-o-grams” – apples with messages – to the Philadelphia City Council urging them to support a bill that would guarantee workers the ability to accrue earned sick days.
May 11, 2011
News release Action United, MomsRising and the Philadelphia Campaign for Earned Sick days will join moms and children to deliver “Apple-o-grams” – apples with messages from local families –and more than 700 letters to the Philadelphia City Council Members urging them to support a bill that would allow workers to sick days at: 9:15 AM, May 12 4th Floor, Outside of Council Chambers City Hall Philadelphia Speakers include:
May 4, 2011
News release In a challenging, overscheduled world, she was just a normal everyday mom, who became a legend by simply doing her best. Those words introduce a “movie trailer” that is really a fun and educational Mother’s Day video e-card that can be personalized so that the real-life mom behind this new “Hollywood summer blockbuster” can be anyone you want.
April 27, 2011
News release We can no longer wait for paid sick days in this state. That’s the message that Connecticut Moms and other advocates for paid sick days will deliver to legislators who are members of the Joint Appropriations Committee. The group will hold a brief news conference before the delivery at: 10 am, Thursday April 28 Second Floor Atrium, Legislative Office Building 300 Capital Avenue Hartford Speakers will include: