News release On January 12, President Obama urged the nation to live up to the expectations of Christina Taylor Green, the nine-year-old girl who was one of the victims of the Tucson shooting. In the wake of the tragedy, a call for increased civility in public discourse rang out and some members of Congress took it to heart.
January 25, 2011
January 19, 2011
Statement "Save lives, cut the deficit, and give people the freedom to help sick children. How could anyone be against that? Yet, efforts are afoot in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act before it's even fully implemented as planned over the next several years. In fact, there's a vote expected in the House to take up this matter next week. This direction is bad for our nation.
January 13, 2011
News release What did the mom say to the Massachusetts legislator? “Orange ya glad you have paid sick days? Don’t you think everyone should?” Massachusetts moms, dads and others asked lawmakers that very question today, when they visited the State House to deliver the message that workers should not have to choose between going to work sick and losing a day’s pay if they or a family member fall ill.
January 7, 2011
News release On the first day of school many moms across the country slip a little note into their child's lunch. This year, Washington moms are going to slip a little note into the lunch bags of Washington legislators when the session begins. Those moms will deliver lunch bags and messages from families across the state urging legislators to remember kids and families during these tough economic times.
January 5, 2011
News release A bottle of hand sanitizer is great, but it can only do so much to prevent a cold or the flu. Once someone gets sick, what they really need is time off from work to get better and to help them avoid spreading germs. Unfortunately, four in ten Connecticut workers have to sacrifice their pay – or even their jobs – if they need to take time off.
January 4, 2011
Statement “With the signing of the Food Safety Act, we are one step closer to a healthier country. Food recalls over the last few years have sent cold shocks through the hearts of moms and dads everywhere. It’s hard enough to get pick kids to eat healthy food, without having to worry about whether they might get a potentially fatal food-borne illness from contaminated food.
December 23, 2010
News release There are nearly five million uninsured children in the United States who are eligible for free or low-cost health care coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but are not yet enrolled. MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, has launched a social media public awareness campaign this holiday season to help give uninsured children the gift of health care coverage.
December 13, 2010
Statement The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, signed into law today by President Obama, will make a huge difference in changing the health of our nation’s children. There’s clearly something very wrong with the way food and nutrition are handled in a country when one in four kids is on the brink of hunger and one in three kids under 12 is obese or overweight. This law will help address these closely intertwined and extremely vexing issues.
December 1, 2010
News release Moms and children today delivered building blocks to Members of Congress to encourage them to support an important building block for families – early child care and education. The building blocks, inscribed with the message “Early Care and Education Builds Strong Families,” were delivered with a book of stories and messages from parents across the country encouraging Congress to investment in the early learning and child care programs they depend on.
December 1, 2010
News release My husband lost his job in the winter of 2009. He had been collecting unemployment benefits since then, until Friday, June 24, 2010. He has applied for jobs everywhere, but has not gotten any call backs. He has been told by a few places that he was OVER QUALIFIED, for a few jobs. - Autumn, West Virginia I have been out of work since January 2009, I have gone to school during this time and now actively seeking work. The interviews I go on the employers/companies say that they receive 125 – 200 resumes for this position.