Statement “The Trump administration’s failure to reunite hundreds -- perhaps more than 1,000 -- children with their parents or family members by today’s deadline is cruel, inhumane and inexcusable. The administration’s failure to comply with the court order is exacerbating the trauma and pain for all involved. Every day, every hour, every moment that children remain separated from their parents means more terror and more trauma for all involved.
July 26, 2018
July 24, 2018
Statement “The tax plan House Republicans released today is another dangerous, damaging plan that would undermine the programs working moms and families rely on in order to give even more tax breaks to the wealthiest people and corporations. It is more a scam than a plan – an unconscionable raid on hard-working Americans that will jeopardize essential health care, education, food and nutrition, housing and other essential programs.
July 24, 2018
Statement “The United States has the worst maternal mortality rate in the developed world and it’s getting worse, not better. Put simply, moms are dying in childbirth and Black moms are at especially high risk. Congress needs to prioritize the health and lives of those who give birth.
July 18, 2018
Statement “At this moment when more than 2,500 migrant children remain forcibly separated from their parents due to the cruel and indefensible actions of the Trump administration, we thank and commend U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for introducing the REUNITE Act in the United States Senate.
July 16, 2018
News release WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the #FamiliesBelongTogether coalition calls on Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase to stop financing two large for-profit private prison corporations, CoreCivic and GEO Group, which operate immigration detention centers where separated families are being held against their will. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are leading financiers of CoreCivic and GEO Group.
July 11, 2018
News release “It is shocking, disgraceful and flat-out wrong that the Trump administration put corporate interests ahead of the health and well-being of babies and mothers at the World Health Assembly meeting. Those working to promote breastfeeding deserve praise and support, not to be bullied and undermined.
July 10, 2018
Statement “The moms of America recognize President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the direct attack on women’s rights and freedoms that it is. If he is confirmed, Kavanaugh would alter the balance on the U.S. Supreme Court in ways that cause lasting damage to our ability to live and work free from discrimination, to get the health care and education we and our families need, and to block President Trump’s sexist, racist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda.
June 28, 2018
News release “The Senate acted responsibly today – and with compassion and heart – by passing a farm bill that reauthorizes and improves SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in ways that will protect and lift up vulnerable families. This bipartisan bill will test promising, not punitive, approaches to job training and employment, and invest in SNAP in ways that help seniors, people with disabilities and others who are food-insecure.
June 28, 2018
Statement "Massachusetts MomsRising members thank and commend Governor Charlie Baker for signing into law the paid family and medical leave bill the state legislature passed last week. The comprehensive paid leave program will take effect next year with workers being able to utilize benefits beginning in 2021. Massachusetts workers will have access to 12 weeks of job-protected family leave and 20 weeks of job-protected medical leave, with wage replacement of up to $850 per week.
June 27, 2018
Statement “The defeat of Speaker Paul Ryan's Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives is a welcome bit of good news at this time when the Trump administration and Congress are taking appalling actions that harm immigrants and asylum-seeking families. This vote is a victory for refugees and immigrants and for the fundamental values that have made our country strong.