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June 11, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver Compass-Grams (compasses with messages attached to them) to encourage California legislators to “get back on track” and ensure that all children in the state receive health care coverage:   11 AM, Monday, June 16 North side of the State Capitol (on L Street) Sacramento  
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June 10, 2008
News release ADVISORY: Tuesday June 10th, 11:30 AM, Capitol Building, South Steps For more information, contact:Joe Dinkin 860-523-1699 or 978-223-5868 (cell) or jdinkin@workingfamiliesparty.org Who: Representative Joe Aresimowicz, Representative Kevin Ryan and other legislators, along with Members of Working Families, Momsrising.org, ACORN, labor unions, public health advocates and other members of the Everybodybenefits.org coalition in support of the Paid Sick Days bill (SB 217).
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May 7, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver Orange-Grams (oranges with messages affixed to them) to the California Assembly to urge legislators to support paid sick days legislation:   Noon, Wednesday, May 7 North side of the State Capitol (on L Street) Sacramento  
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May 2, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the grassroots and on-the-ground online organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), today applauded New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine for making New Jersey the third state in the nation to adopt paid family leave. New Jersey MomsRising.org members lobbied, testified before Assembly and Senate committees, and made hundreds of phone calls, as well as sent tens of thousands of letters to legislators.  
April 7, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the grassroots and on-the-ground online organization for moms (and anyone who has a mom), today hailed New Jersey legislators for passing a strong paid family leave bill, which Governor Jon Corzine has committed to sign. New Jersey MomsRising.org members lobbied, testified before Assembly and Senate committees, and made hundreds of phone calls and sent tens of thousands of letters to legislators.  
April 2, 2008
News release HARTFORD – Supporters of the EverybodyBenefits.org campaign for paid sick days gathered in the Legislative Office Building to hand-deliver apples bearing messages from Connecticut residents urging state legislators to pass legislation guaranteeing paid sick days (SB 217). Online grassroots and on-the-ground organization, MomsRising.org, helped coordinate the effort to generate the messages.  
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March 5, 2008
News release To support the 40,000 kindergarteners who are home alone after the school day ends, over the last week MomsRising.org has generated 40,000 emails to Congress urging lawmakers to reject the President’s proposal to slash funding for afterschool programs.
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February 20, 2008
Statement MomsRising is a fast-growing online grassroots organization that works to promote and advocate for family-friendly policies. The policies that form the core of MomsRising’s agenda are spelled out the word MOTHER.   “M” is for paid maternity and paternity leave “O” is for open flexible work “T” is for technology we choose and other afterschool programs “H” is for healthcare “E” is for excellent childcare, and 
February 1, 2008
News release Healthcare for all! Support my family - Natalie, 2 months.   All Kids deserve Healthcare. I heart health - Zoe, 2/22/07.   I'm worth the effort.   Quality Care for Kids!      Me or $?  
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December 27, 2007
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.  

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