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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.
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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.  
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July 27, 2010
News release Massachusetts moms are turning up the heat on Massachusetts lawmakers and urging them to bring the state’s paid sick days bill, An Act to Establish Paid Sick Days (HB1815/SB 688), to a vote before the summer is over. To drive home the importance of this legislation, Massachusetts MomsRising members will be delivering books containing personal stories from families all across the Commonwealth that illustrate the need for paid sick days. Moms and their kids will meet before delivering books at:   11:00 AM, Thursday, July 29
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July 27, 2010
News release MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver a “summer reading assignment” to members of Congress to educate them about the need for paid sick days. Moms and kids will deliver a collection of stories from parents in every state across the country who need paid sick days, along with hand sanitizer, after meeting at:   11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28 Rayburn House Office Building Independence Avenue Entrance
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July 23, 2010
News release Today marks the twelfth anniversary of Healthy Families Program which has allowed nearly 900,000 California children to see a doctor, get their teeth cleaned, and get their eyes checked. This program has given peace of mind to hundreds of thousands of California parents who are struggling financially. To celebrate the “birthday” of the program, California moms and kids delivered birthday cards to the California legislature. The cards contained messages of thanks collected by MomsRising from its members across the state.
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