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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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February 4, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the expanded State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The expanded program will cover an additional four million children in the U.S. for the next four and a half years.  
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January 29, 2009
Statement It was with great pride and great joy that I attended today’s Presidential signing ceremony of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As someone once said famously, “it’s been a long time coming,” but now federal law ensures that employees are able to seek redress if they learn that they have been discriminated against in pay because of their gender, race or ethnicity.  
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January 23, 2009
News release MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, praised the U.S. Senate for passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will make it easier for employees to sue for pay discrimination. MomsRising.org mobilized its more than 150,000 members in support of the legislation soon after Congress took up the legislation following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear.  
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