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May 18, 2018
Statement “The moms of America can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Republican Farm Bill failed on the floor of the House of Representatives. The rejection of this bill is a victory for America’s families, because it includes callous, new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would take food assistance away from people who do not work a set number of hours. The proposed changes to SNAP would have stripped food assistance away from millions, including children. Its failure is a victory for moms, families, children, our economy and our country. 
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May 16, 2018
Statement “We commend every United States Senator who voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s changes to net neutrality rules today. This vote is an essential step forward for fairness, free speech, consumers and advocacy groups like MomsRising, which rely on a free Internet to fight for economic and social justice. The House of Representatives must do the same. 
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May 16, 2018
Statement “America’s moms are horrified by the Trump administration’s destructive immigration policy that hurts women and children in particular. The policy reported late yesterday, that the federal government is preparing to house immigrant children at military bases, is unconscionable.
May 9, 2018
Statement “The Trump administration proposal to cut $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is ill-advised and reckless. If Congress agrees to this irresponsible cut, children and families across our country will suffer. 
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May 8, 2018
Statement “The announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that the Trump administration will prosecute all asylum-seekers who enter our country and separate all asylum-seeking parents from their children, reflects a breathtaking level of cruelty. Even Sessions concedes that these families are fleeing violence and devastation -- which makes it especially troubling that the administration plans to compound their trauma by tearing them apart at a time when all they have is each other. 
May 1, 2018
Statement “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway today introduced an ill-considered plan that will make it harder for hungry families to access the food they need. Conaway added a proposal to the 2018 Farm Bill to implement unnecessary, harmful and overly restrictive work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps families afford groceries when they’re going through hard times.
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May 1, 2018
News release KEEP MARCHING: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World (Hachette Books) answers the question that many women were confronted with after the 2017 March on Washington: What do we do next? KEEP MARCHING is a thorough, well-researched guide, comprised of straightforward how to’s, policy recommendations, stories from women across the nation, and strategies on how to foster change in today’s movement for women’s equality and equity. It is available online and in bookstores today. 
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April 27, 2018
Statement “Deporting thousands of families who came to the United States after Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes is callous and heartless. Nepal has not restored its infrastructure and cannot provide adequate food, water, housing and health care to those who return, especially at this time when the country is plagued by civil unrest.
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April 18, 2018
Statement “U.S. Senator Duckworth already made history once this month by becoming the first sitting U.S. Senator to give birth; and she has now done it again by successfully pushing for a change in the U.S. Senate rules that will allow children under the age of one to be brought onto the floor during votes. This is a victory not just for moms in the Senate, but for all working parents in our country. MomsRising members across the country, including the tens of thousands who took action to urge these changes, are celebrating today. 
April 10, 2018
Statement “Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far women in the United States have to work into 2018 to catch up to what men, on average, were paid in 2017 alone. This frustrating annual ritual is a reminder that our country still has a long way to go in closing the wage gap, reaching economic equality and improving financial security for working women and their families.  
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