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
November 17, 2010
News release By a razor-thin margin, and in a huge disappointment to working families, the United States Senate today failed to muster enough votes to invoke cloture on the Paycheck Fairness Act – legislation that would strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act, help close the pay gap, and give women tools to fight pay discrimination in the workplace.
November 13, 2010
News release The Teaism restaurant in Washington’s Penn Quarter was the scene of a Carrotmob this morning. A Carrotmob is a mob of consumers who join together to reward a business by purchasing that business’ goods or services, thereby showing support for the business’ practices and policies.
November 12, 2010
News release Moms from in and around Boston today delivered clam-o-grams – clam-shaped cookies bearing messages – to U.S. Senator Scott Brown’s office (R-MA) to let him know that, “Massachusetts moms need fair pay like New England clam chowder needs clams.” The moms met with the Senator’s staff about urgent need to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182). This Act is currently pending in the U.S. Senate.
November 1, 2010
News release A recent Wall Street Journal article suggested that moms may be too tired and stressed to vote: “The recession has slammed our families, we’re working harder than ever and we no longer care much about voting…All these worn-out moms need to do is stay home to impact the elections.” MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, is urging moms, dads and others to do just the opposite.
October 14, 2010
Statement “Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn’s announcement that she is pulling her support from the Paid Sick Time Act demonstrates stunning disregard for the needs and rights of workers in New York City. No worker – mom, dad or otherwise – should have to choose between keeping a job and taking time off to recover from illness or care for a loved one.
September 22, 2010
Statement While some politicians, pundits and prognosticators have taken to the airwaves to insist that the Affordable Care Act is too complicated, cumbersome and doomed to failure, people who are actually affected by the new law are excited about its implementation. How do we know that? They’re telling us.
September 21, 2010
News release Since its passage six months ago, some politicians, pundits and prognosticators have been hitting the airwaves insisting that the Affordable Care Act is too complicated, too cumbersome and doomed to fail. Yet, very little has been heard from the families that might take advantage of the new law’s provisions – provisions that will expand health care coverage to a more than an additional than 30 million people, and curb insurance company practices of dropping people when they get sick, denying coverage for children who have pre-existing conditions, and lifetime caps.
July 30, 2010
News release Dubbing U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) a “superhero” for her outstanding, heroic and successful efforts to pass the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House, MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, yesterday presented her with the MomsRising Superhero Award. MomsRising National Health Care Campaign Director Donna Norton presented the award to the Congresswoman on behalf of the MomsRising members in her district and the more than one million MomsRising members nationwide.
July 28, 2010
News release MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, today presented U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) with the organization’s Superhero Award. The award recognizes Senator Harkin’s efforts to pass health reform for America’s families and his efforts to ensure that addressing childhood obesity, preventive care and nutritional labeling were included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.