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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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March 15, 2010
Statement "I am Donna Norton, National Campaign Director for MomsRising.   MomsRising is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom. We have more than one million members nationwide, with members in every state.   We’re proud to be here today with another mom – a powerful one – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stand up for moms and families everywhere and urge her colleagues – our representatives in Congress – to pass meaningful health care reform.  
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March 4, 2010
Statement "I am Donna Norton, National Campaign Director for MomsRising.   MomsRising is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom. We have more than one million members nationwide, with members in every state.  
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February 1, 2010
Statement "We are delighted to see a real focus on jobs and economic security in President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year. This budget takes some important steps toward making life better for families in the United States through provisions that recognize work/family balance policy as critical to job stability and economic security. An example is the provisions regarding paid family leave which will help states create insurance programs to help small businesses support new parents who need to take leave after the arrival of a new child.
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January 28, 2010
News release SEATTLE – The state Capitol will be rocking Friday, February 5th as families, friends, and preschoolers join Caspar Babypants for a sing-along to build support for quality early learning programs.   MomsRising organized this event to ensure that the WA State Legislature doesn't forget the littlest residents of our state. Particularly in difficult economic times, we must make sure that all children have a healthy start, and prioritize important programs that bring long-term cost savings for taxpayers such as increased access to early learning.  
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January 20, 2010
News release You can’t get this kind of service at Starbucks. Massachusetts moms wheeled their kids in wagons through the halls of the state legislature this morning, delivering bags of “back to work brew” coffee beans and notes encouraging the passage of a paid sick days law this year. The messages, from working families and small business owners across the state, were collected by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than a million members supporting family-friendly policies.  
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January 11, 2010
News release Washington moms were at the capitol building and Governor Christine Gregoire’s office today to deliver healthy lunches with an encouraging note tucked inside on the first day of the new legislative session. The messages, collected from concerned parents throughout Washington State, asked lawmakers to remember family- and child-friendly policies in a time of budget cuts and frugality. Several mom representatives, organized by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than one million members supporting family-friendly policies, delivered the lunches.
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