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January 22, 2021
Statement “America’s moms applaud the smart, responsive, badly needed actions the Biden-Harris administration is taking to quickly require federal contractors to provide their workers with emergency paid leave and pay them at least $15 per hour. During the pandemic, working people need paid leave so they can quarantine, recover, or stay home to care for a sick relative or a child whose child care program or school is closed or operating only virtually – and all workers will continue to need paid leave after the pandemic ends.
January 20, 2021
Statement “In the very first hours after President Biden and Vice President Harris took office, they began implementing their positive, proactive, bold new immigration policy, which puts Trump’s racism and xenophobia firmly in the past by replacing cruelty and chaos with humanity, fairness and functionality.
January 20, 2021
Statement “Today in America, hope and promise replace fear and division. This new day ushers in a new era in which we will mourn our losses, heal our wounds, rebuild our communities, and move toward realizing the promise of a country in which we come together to help each other thrive. Even as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were being sworn into office, they had already offered hope and solutions to the pandemic and the economic devastation it has wrought, and for an end to the violence and division that have no place in our democracy.  
January 14, 2021
Statement “America’s moms are thrilled with the priorities and proposed investments President-Elect Biden announced this evening. This is what smart, responsive leadership looks like.
January 14, 2021
Statement “The jobs report released this week was further evidence that women of color are bearing the brunt of the economic devastation the pandemic has brought. Some 82,000 Black women and 31,000 Latinas lost their jobs in December and there are indications that white women made gains. Many more women and moms were forced to leave the labor force in the face of virtual schooling, dwindling child care options, and our nation’s lack of paid sick days and paid family leave.
January 7, 2021
Statement “America’s moms are horrified by the violence pro-Trump terrorists and white supremacists committed at the U.S. Capitol and across Washington, D.C. yesterday, and in swarming state capitals across the country. These were not peaceful protests but rather an outrageous attempt by a small, Trump-supporting mob to use force and violence to overturn a free and fair election.
December 21, 2020
Statement “The devastation the pandemic has wrought is immense, and the relief package Congress passed today is a down payment on the emergency help that desperate, struggling moms and families need.
December 18, 2020
Statement “The video released this week of Chicago police officers raiding the home of Anjanette Young for absolutely no reason, then casually telling her to relax as she stood naked, terrified and terrorized was horrific and haunting. Police ignored her cries and refused to provide answers about why they burst so violently into her home. They initially refused even to show her paperwork to explain why they were there. They ignored Young, as if she was insignificant and unworthy of a response, when she said over and over that ‘this can’t be right.’
December 10, 2020
Statement “Including paid leave in the end-of-the-year relief package should be a no-brainer for Congress. Families First Coronavirus Relief Act emergency leave benefits have been a huge and indisputable win for the country. They are linked to a reduction in the spread of COVID-19 by as much as 400 reported cases per day where people are able to use the leave.
November 10, 2020
Statement “Moms and families have a tremendous amount at stake in California v. Texas, the case the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing this morning. A ruling in favor of Texas and the Trump administration would throw our health care system into disarray in the midst of a deadly, raging pandemic.