News release “Mother knows best,” the old saying goes, and a coalition of organizations is hoping that the Connecticut Assembly will take that adage to heart when it comes to paid sick days legislation. Three moms representing MomsRising – the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, working to achieve family economic security – testified before the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Labor and Employment Committee today in support of Senate Bill 913: An Act Mandating Employers Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees (SB 913).
March 1, 2011
February 15, 2011
News release If your child has a pre-existing health condition, whether or not she or he has been denied insurance coverage in the past, you can enroll that child now and ensure a lower rate if you act before March 1.
February 14, 2011
News release Flowers and chocolate are traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, and this morning New York City Speaker Christine Quinn received a bouquet of chocolate, heart-shaped lollipops. But the message that came with it is not as sweet as her Valentine’s treat.
February 10, 2011
Statement The announcement today by the Internal Revenue Service that they will reverse the rule preventing moms from deducting the cost of breastfeeding equipment as a medical expense is good for babies, good for moms and good for the public health. Every major authority on child health, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends breastfeeding infants in order to ensure optimal health for both mother and child.
February 10, 2011
News release Several years ago, Jim Johnson, owner of Johnson Storage & Moving Company, was encouraged by his wife to attend a talk on flexible workplace policies. Struggling to find a balance between raising their twins and working as an attorney, she had been reassured by what she had heard – that companies can still remain competitive while offering their employees the kinds of flexible work options that would eliminate the struggle between work and life commitments: raising children, taking care of aging parents, or just making ends meet and taking care of themselves.
February 4, 2011
Statement Two years ago, President Obama signed into law the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. This important law has helped ensure that millions of kids received much-needed health care and has turned out to be even more important to America’s families in these tough economic times than we imagined. In combination with Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) serve more than 42 million children.
February 4, 2011
News release In 2008, Toys “R” Us issued a news release indicating that it would reduce the use of a common but dangerous toxin called polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in products and packaging and offer more PVC-free products. That has not yet happened. MomsRising.org, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom and cares about family economic security, is urging the company to make good on that promise.
February 3, 2011
News release The 112th Congress has a lot on its plate and at least one advocacy organization wants to help them keep track of it all. This week, MomsRising.org delivered to-do notepads to each Member of Congress that will help them keep their tasks (and priorities!) in order. The small, blue notepads feature a welcome message wishing Congress a “MOMumental” year. They were delivered with a letter thanking them for their service to our nation and its families.
January 25, 2011
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 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.