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July 15, 2019
Statement “The millions of people and more than 100 organizations representing the Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee are encouraged by BNP Paribas’s decision to no longer finance the U.S. private prison industry and immigration detention companies. By becoming the first non-US based bank to exit the private prison industry, BNP Paribas is responding to the fact that consumers in the U.S. are concerned about their banks’ role in incarcerating immigrants and communities of color. And by becoming the first regional U.S.
July 10, 2019
News release “It is the shame of our nation that immigrant families across the country are living in fear of being separated due to the raids, mass arrests, and deportations President Trump is threatening. With rumors circulating that these heartless raids could begin this weekend -- and reports that ICE agents will ‘specifically target adults with children’ -- children are terrified, parents panicked, and communities are experiencing unnecessary fear and chaos.
July 9, 2019
Statement “America’s moms have an enormous amount at stake in Texas v. United States, the case that was argued this afternoon before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The Trump administration and a coalition of Republican-led states are once again trying to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If they succeed, 133 million people living with a pre-existing condition – more than half of them women – will be at risk for losing their health coverage.
July 8, 2019
News release “SunTrust’s decision to stop new financing to the private prison industry and immigrant detention companies is a testament to the growing strength of our movement and the power of everyday people standing up for what’s right. Millions of people and more than 100 organizations have made their voices heard, signed petitions, as well as protested bank branches and headquarters to demand an end to financing an industry profiting from the caging of people of color and immigrants. 
June 27, 2019
Statement “Getting a fair and accurate count is essential to our democracy and must be the paramount consideration in designing the country’s 2020 Census. Including an untested citizenship question that was clearly designed to intimidate respondents and depress immigrant participation in the Census would have made that impossible. We commend the slim majority on the U.S.
June 26, 2019
Statement “Today’s announcement by Bank of America to stop lending to the private prison industry and immigrant detention companies is an enormous victory for the millions of people and more than 100 organizations who have raised their voices, signed petitions, and protested at bank branches across the country to demand an end to financing the morally bankrupt private prison industry. We applaud Bank of America for this decision as we commit to holding them accountable, and we will also ramp up the pressure on other big banks like SunTrust to exit the private prison industry.  
June 25, 2019
Media advisory From health care to paid leave, immigration to fair pay, policing to reproductive and maternal care, America’s moms have a tremendous amount at stake every day.
June 18, 2019
Statement “Last night, on the eve of the announcement that he will run for re-election, President Trump made ominous threats that suggest his administration will soon begin conducting raids, mass arrests, and mass deportations that target immigrant families. This was clearly a warm-up to the rally he will hold tonight, which we expect will feature even more of his racist, xenophobic hate- and fear-mongering. Trump is sowing seeds of hate and division and his tactics that are abhorrent -- cruel, irresponsible, racist, and absolutely not okay.
June 10, 2019
Statement “In the United States today, being a mom is a greater predictor of wage discrimination than being a woman. It is ironic that today, the 56th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act becoming law, is also the day moms -- across race and ethnicities -- must work until in order to earn what dads were paid in 2018 alone. Of course, averages alone don’t tell the whole story because, due to structural racism, moms of color face much larger wage gaps. This is a stark reminder that there is more work to be done.
June 5, 2019
Statement “We commend the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 6, the DREAM and Promise Act of 2019, which would put more than 2 million people with deep roots in our country on a path to become U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This bill would support what the vast majority of Americans want: Allowing immigrant youth who were born and raised here, people with temporary protected status or deferred enforced departure to stay in the country they have long called home.