News release They disagree about who should be the next President, but all the Democratic presidential front-runners do agree on expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act, ensuring a minimum number of paid sick days, increasing funding for child care and after-school programs, and raising the minimum wage, according to a survey released today by Take Care Net (TCN) and several other organizations that work to promote family-friendly policies.
December 27, 2007
December 18, 2007
News release Many parents are finding the Christmas holidays more stressful than usual this year due to the large number of popular toys which tests have revealed contain lead and other toxic chemicals. To make holiday shopping a little less stressful, the online grassroots organization MomsRising.org has developed a fast and easy way for shoppers to learn if particular toys contain toxins using their cell phones. The group has developed a text messaging system that uses a database developed by the Washington Toxics Coalition and the Michigan-based Ecology Center.
September 10, 2007
News release MomsRising, a national online grassroots organization that promotes family-friendly policies, has joined forces with the highly-trafficked and prestigious Huffington Post to launch “A Peaceful Revolution,” a new series of blogs featuring leading thinkers in the fields of work life and balancing work and family.
June 13, 2007
News release MomsRising, the rapidly growing online grassroots organization launched on Mother’s Day 2006, has big plans for Father’s Day 2007. On June 17, MomsRising will launch a mirror web site, www.FamiliesRising.org, to encourage more men who support family-friendly policies to join their efforts to make those policies a reality.
May 8, 2007
News release MomsRising, the year-old online grassroots organization that champions family-friendly issues like paid leave, expanding afterschool programs, educational television and health care coverage for all children, has teamed up with Farley’s Coffee to offer a special MomsRising blend in regular and decaf. Priced at just $14.99 a pound and available for purchase online, the sales of this special blend help support MomsRising’s work. Farley’s Coffee, Inc. is an independent, minority-run small business.
May 8, 2007
News release MomsRising, the rapidly-growing grassroots online organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), today applauded Governor Chris Gregoire for signing into law a strong paid family leave insurance bill. MomsRising was a driving force behind the measure, generating more than ten thousand emailed letters to legislators, as well as calls and deliveries of cookies, flowers and Polaroid photos of parents and children who would benefit from this long overdue policy.
April 21, 2007
News release MomsRising, the rapidly-growing grassroots online organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), today hailed Washington legislators for sending Governor Chris Gregoire a strong paid family leave insurance bill. MomsRising was a driving force behind the measure, generating more than ten thousand emailed letters to legislators, as well as calls and deliveries of cookies, flowers and Polaroid photos of parents and children who would benefit from this long overdue policy.
March 28, 2007
News release MomsRising, the rapidly-growing grassroots online organization for moms (or anyone who has a mom), will demonstrate the statewide and nationwide support for Washington State’s Family Leave Insurance legislation by exhibiting a string of several hundred specially-decorated baby outfits commonly known as “onesies” on the Capital Campus at: 9:45am, Thursday, March 29 Territorial Sundial on the Capital Campus:
February 6, 2007
News release Olympia, WA – Calling it a “national embarrassment” that the United States doesn’t have a paid family leave law, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner today urged the Washington State legislature to pass the Family and Medical Leave Insurance bill, HB 1658. The bill would create a family and medical leave insurance program that would pay benefits weekly to employees who take time off from work to bond with a newborn or newly placed child, care for seriously ill family members or recover from their own serious health condition.
November 21, 2006
News release News that a ticket agent forced a mother off a Freedom Air flight run by Delta Airlines for breastfeeding on-board infuriated the MomsRising community last week, generating more than 19,000 signatures on a petition to Delta Airlines since last Friday.