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April 19, 2012
Statement The recently drafted Women’s Option to Raise Kids Act – or the WORK Act – is a great way to get us on the right track for talking about how best to ensure that we, as a nation, truly value the work and contributions of all mothers and families.  This bill recognizes that raising children is important and valuable work, and it would give moms who receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families the same opportunity that some other women get – the opportunity to stay home to raise their own children for the first three years.  
April 13, 2012
Statement There is no question that Hilary Rosen should have chosen her words more carefully when she said that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.” As an organization representing moms of all political persuasions across the country and run by moms, we at MomsRising know well that raising children is work. Caregiving is immensely rewarding work, but it's work just the same. Ms. Romney is justifiably proud of the work she's done raising her children.  
March 16, 2012
News release Next week marks the second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, is marking this anniversary by amplifying the voices of families across the country who have benefited from the legislation as well as those poised to benefit when the final provisions go into effect in 2014.  
March 16, 2012
Statement “The Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development Committee vote was a victory for the families in the Commonwealth who would benefit from the Earned Paid Sick Time Act. Paid sick time is win-win. Studies show that with these kinds of policies, employers reduce costs and have less turnover and workers have the peace of mind of knowing that they can take time off without sacrificing pay or a job.  What’s more, with an earned sick time law, Massachusetts will save on the cost of providing health care because its citizenry will be healthier.  
January 18, 2012
News release Today, to thank EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for standing strong to protect children from mercury and arsenic poisoning, MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom fighting for family economic security, presented her with colorful thank you notes from families across the country.  Mocha Moms, the network for stay-at-home moms, and LATism, the largest organization of social media professionals of Hispanic origin, joined MomsRising in making the delivery.  
November 9, 2011
News release RALEIGH, NC - North Carolina parents and their kids will don superhero capes Thursday in support of safer chemicals in consumer products. Families will be gathering for a Stroller Brigade event to urge U.S. Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, a bill that would reform the way toxic chemicals are regulated in the U.S.
October 19, 2011
Statement “The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today took an important step to protect our nation’s children, by voting to require independent third-party testing for several dangerous chemicals, including lead and phthalates, in children's products before they reach stores.  
October 3, 2011
News release Washington, D.C. — Representatives from children, family and faith organizations gathered on a national press conference on October 3 to denounce Alabama’s stringent immigration law as a sweeping attempt to frighten the immigrant community and tear families apart.  Last week a federal judge in Alabama refused to block the toughest provisions of Alabama’s immigration law, H.B. 56, effectively becoming the harshest immigration law in the nation.
September 27, 2011
News release Recognizing that anti-immigration laws passed in Arizona and Georgia are unjust and tearing apart families, MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, has joined forces with more than two dozen other organizations to highlight the lasting damage these laws do to families and communities.  
September 26, 2011
News release Baby bedding that’s labeled no-iron or shrink-resistant may contain chemicals that could cause allergic or asthmatic reactions. You can freeze vinegar and water to make a non-toxic garbage disposal cleaner. Taking off your shoes before entering the house could reduce your exposure to lead-contaminated soil, pesticides and dust mites.