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September 2, 2021
Statement “Gun violence is an epidemic in our state and our country today. Guns kill 100 people in the United States every day of every week of every month all year long. And gun violence has intruded into too many of our schools in a country with more guns than people. This has to stop.
September 1, 2021
Statement “S.B. 8, Texas’ draconian six-week abortion ban that is set to take effect today, is both a danger and an affront to all those seeking abortion care. Banning this basic health care at six weeks of pregnancy, which is well before most people even know they are pregnant, is blatantly unconstitutional and a clear violation of Roe v. Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court must block it.” -Statement of Diarra Aida Diouf, Campaign Director, Maternal Justice and Reproductive Justice, MomsRising
August 27, 2021
News release At this moment when the Delta variant is sickening an unprecedented number of children, pediatric ICU beds are filling up, and schools are opening for the fall, MomsRising is urging school officials across the country to follow the current guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to protect the health of our nation’s children.
August 25, 2021
Statement “America’s moms are looking to Congress to pass a budget that includes long overdue investments that will alleviate our country’s maternal health crisis, which is affecting communities of color the most. It is unacceptable that the United States has the highest rate of maternal deaths during labor and delivery of any developed nation, and that Black women’s maternal mortality rate is four times that of white women. There is no reason why -- in the richest country in the entire world -- systemic disparities and implicit bias in the health care system continue to take such a terrible toll.
August 24, 2021
Statement “Today the U.S. House of Representatives took a hugely important step to protect every American’s right to vote and secure our democracy by passing H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This bill restores and modernizes the Voting Rights Act, protecting our freedom to vote, and helping ensure elections are safe and accessible.
August 24, 2021
Statement “America’s moms applaud every member of the U.S. House who voted to advance the vitally important budget reconciliation process, and the Democratic leaders who skillfully guided this effort, which is bringing us one step closer to finally building the care infrastructure our country urgently needs.
August 19, 2021
Statement “The suffering the people of Haiti are experiencing is almost unimaginable, with last weekend’s devastating earthquake and the tropical storm that followed compounding the trauma and unrest caused by the assassination of the country’s president. There is no question that Haiti is not safe right now, and that is why the Biden administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) until early 2023 – even before the earthquake. But unfortunately, deportations have continued and that must end.
August 13, 2021
Statement Moms Laud Move to Make It Easier for Spanish-Speaking and Other Families That Don’t Normally File Taxes to Sign Up for Expanded Child Tax Credit
August 3, 2021
Statement “The wage gap -- now just 63 cents paid to Black women for every dollar paid to white men -- continues to take a devastating toll on Black communities. We cannot have a just recovery from the pandemic unless we close it and end the many forms of discrimination and oppression that Black women continue to face. The wage gap is even more damaging for Black moms, who are paid just 52 cents on the dollar compared to white dads.