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September 23, 2008
News release MomsRising.org the online, grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom has gathered more than 20,000 signatures from moms, dads and others across the United States who want to know how a McCain/Palin administration would support policies that help America’s families. 
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September 3, 2008
News release As the Democrats and Republicans presented their candidates to the nation, MomsRising.org, the national grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, called on those candidates to address the issues that matter most to families, like health care, fair wages, flexible works hours, paid family leave, affordable child care.
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August 29, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the national grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom will be on-hand at the Republican convention on Wednesday to call attention to the importance of the candidates valuing families by addressing issues like health care, fair wages, flexible work hours, paid sick days, paid family leave, and affordable childcare. 
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August 25, 2008
News release MomsRising.org, the national grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom will be on-hand at the Democratic and Republican conventions to call attention to the importance of the candidates addressing family issues like health care, fair wages, flexible work hours, paid sick days, paid family leave, and affordable childcare.  
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August 12, 2008
News release As California kids head back to school, California moms are urging legislators to “hit the books,” too, and learn why even in this tough budget year, it makes economic sense to provide health care coverage for all children. Today, MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, delivered a bound collection of personal stories from its California members about the importance of health care coverage for children.
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August 8, 2008
News release As California kids head back to school, California moms are urging legislators to hit the books,” too and learn why even in this tough budget year, it makes economic sense to provide health care coverage for all children. MomsRising.org, the online grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver a bound collection of personal stories from its California members about the importance of health care coverage for children:   11 AM, Tuesday, August 12
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July 17, 2008
Statement We are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Lilly Ledbetter, women Members of Congress and our allies at other nonprofits to urge Congress to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.  
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June 19, 2008
Statement Today the U.S. House of Representatives took an important first step toward ensuring paid family leave for all workers in our country by passing the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act.   Everyone needs paid family and medical leave and it’s past time to start putting this policy in place. We know that paid family leave helps provide children with a healthy start and keep families out of poverty, yet the United States lags behind every developed country in the world in offering paid leave to new mothers.  
June 17, 2008
News release In late April, the U.S. Senate voted on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, legislation that would loosen the restrictions on the length of time in which workers could file pay discrimination claims against their employers. On the campaign trail at the time, Senator John McCain refused to return to Washington, DC to vote on the measure (unlike two other U.S.
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June 12, 2008
News release Ten DC-area moms sporting “Magnificently Overqualified Mother” banners, some of them accompanied by their kids, were up on Capitol Hill today to send a message to Senator John McCain about his opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That message came in the form of some 9,000 resumes from mothers across the country underscoring women’s skills, training and education, and it was crystal clear: “women are well-trained, educated and qualified and should be paid the same as men for doing the same work.”  
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