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October 17, 2008
News release Just in time for Halloween, MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will be working with the Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Coalition and several Milwaukee-area moms to help city residents avoid the truly scary experience of not being able to take time off when they're sick. The organizations will be talking to Milwaukee residents about the importance of the paid sick days ballot measure and preparing kids for "Sick or Treat" on Halloween night, with free candy and “germ mask”-making activities:
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September 24, 2008
News release Fifteen DC-area moms and MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner were turned away this afternoon when they attempted to deliver a letter to Governor Sarah Palin asking her to share her positions on issues like health care, paid sick days and flexible work options.
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September 23, 2008
News release MomsRising.org the online, grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom has gathered more than 20,000 signatures from moms, dads and others across the United States who want to know how a McCain/Palin administration would support policies that help America’s families. 
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September 3, 2008
News release As the Democrats and Republicans presented their candidates to the nation, MomsRising.org, the national grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, called on those candidates to address the issues that matter most to families, like health care, fair wages, flexible works hours, paid family leave, affordable child care.
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August 29, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the national grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom will be on-hand at the Republican convention on Wednesday to call attention to the importance of the candidates valuing families by addressing issues like health care, fair wages, flexible work hours, paid sick days, paid family leave, and affordable childcare. 
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August 25, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the national grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom will be on-hand at the Democratic and Republican conventions to call attention to the importance of the candidates addressing family issues like health care, fair wages, flexible work hours, paid sick days, paid family leave, and affordable childcare.  
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August 12, 2008
News release As California kids head back to school, California moms are urging legislators to “hit the books,” too, and learn why even in this tough budget year, it makes economic sense to provide health care coverage for all children. Today, MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, delivered a bound collection of personal stories from its California members about the importance of health care coverage for children.
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August 8, 2008
News release As California kids head back to school, California moms are urging legislators to hit the books,” too and learn why even in this tough budget year, it makes economic sense to provide health care coverage for all children. MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver a bound collection of personal stories from its California members about the importance of health care coverage for children:   11 AM, Tuesday, August 12
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July 17, 2008
Statement We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Lilly Ledbetter, women Members of Congress and our allies at other nonprofits to urge Congress to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.  
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June 19, 2008
Statement Today the U.S. House of Representatives took an important first step toward ensuring paid family leave for all workers in our country by passing the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act.   Everyone needs paid family and medical leave and it’s past time to start putting this policy in place. We know that paid family leave helps provide children with a healthy start and keep families out of poverty, yet the United States lags behind every developed country in the world in offering paid leave to new mothers.  

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