Statement "I am Donna Norton, National Campaign Director for MomsRising. MomsRising is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom. We have more than one million members nationwide, with members in every state.
March 4, 2010
February 1, 2010
Statement "We are delighted to see a real focus on jobs and economic security in President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year. This budget takes some important steps toward making life better for families in the United States through provisions that recognize work/family balance policy as critical to job stability and economic security. An example is the provisions regarding paid family leave which will help states create insurance programs to help small businesses support new parents who need to take leave after the arrival of a new child.
January 28, 2010
News release SEATTLE – The state Capitol will be rocking Friday, February 5th as families, friends, and preschoolers join Caspar Babypants for a sing-along to build support for quality early learning programs. MomsRising organized this event to ensure that the WA State Legislature doesn't forget the littlest residents of our state. Particularly in difficult economic times, we must make sure that all children have a healthy start, and prioritize important programs that bring long-term cost savings for taxpayers such as increased access to early learning.
January 20, 2010
News release You can’t get this kind of service at Starbucks. Massachusetts moms wheeled their kids in wagons through the halls of the state legislature this morning, delivering bags of “back to work brew” coffee beans and notes encouraging the passage of a paid sick days law this year. The messages, from working families and small business owners across the state, were collected by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than a million members supporting family-friendly policies.
January 11, 2010
News release Washington moms were at the capitol building and Governor Christine Gregoire’s office today to deliver healthy lunches with an encouraging note tucked inside on the first day of the new legislative session. The messages, collected from concerned parents throughout Washington State, asked lawmakers to remember family- and child-friendly policies in a time of budget cuts and frugality. Several mom representatives, organized by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than one million members supporting family-friendly policies, delivered the lunches.
January 8, 2010
News release As state legislators begin a new session and Governor Christine Gregoire returns to work, Washington moms will be on hand to make sure they have a healthy lunch, with an encouraging note tucked inside asking them to remember family- and child-friendly policies this legislative session. Several mom representatives, organized by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than one million members supporting family-friendly policies, will visit the state legislature and the Governor’s office to deliver the lunches.
December 17, 2009
News release This year, people who shop at Wal-Mart may bring home something they cannot return. Recent news reports by the The New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News have revealed that the megastore colossus has a practice of issuing what are commonly called demerits, or “occurrences” to employees who get sick and take sick days. Accruing enough occurrences can lead to dismissal. As a result, many Wal-Mart employees feel compelled to go to work sick and are unwittingly exposing their co-workers and customers to the flu and other contagious diseases.
November 10, 2009
News release Desiree Rosado, a mother of three living in Groton, Connecticut, today shared with U.S. Senators the difficulty she and her husband face if they have to miss work and a paycheck whenever they or their children are sick. Rosado was testifying before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
November 5, 2009
News release Fourteen Senate and House leaders are wearing their commitment to our nation's children on their sleeves - or at least on their lapels - by sporting special "pacifier" lapel pins created by MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom. The pins are part of MomsRising's We Won't Be Pacified Until Our Broken Healthcare System Is Fixed campaign, urging Congress to pass healthcare legislation that meets the needs of the millions of children and families for affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage.
September 10, 2009
Statement “In his speech last night, President Obama underscored the concerns that families across the country have about our health care system,” said MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. “Too many families are going without crucial healthcare because they can’t get coverage, have insufficient coverage or have been dropped by their insurers. We cannot go on like this.