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May 15, 2020
Statement “America’s moms are thrilled and grateful that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act this evening. We thank Speaker Pelosi and every representative who voted for this vitally important legislation, which provides access to paid leave/sick days, health care, nutrition assistance, some federal-level decarceration, aid to state and local governments, direct payments for struggling families, including immigrant families, and more.
May 13, 2020
Statement “The HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act is vitally important legislation that would provide the help the country needs right now when it comes to access to paid leave/sick days, health care, nutrition assistance, and aid to state and local governments. We urge Congress to pass it immediately, as we also recognize that more must be done to fully address the needs of families, businesses, and our economy.
May 8, 2020
Statement “This is a Mother’s Day like no other for our country’s moms. We’re trying to keep our kids occupied, healthy, and safe. Watching our jobs disappear and our childcare centers close. Wondering how to keep our aging parents from evading social distancing rules. Struggling to feed our kids. Mourning our loved ones. Trying to understand how, at this moment, any lawmaker can oppose making food, health care, and paid leave available to all of us. Worrying about the future, often as we toss and turn at 3 a.m.
April 23, 2020
Statement “We are grateful that Congress has passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – its fourth coronavirus response bill. It will provide urgently needed funds for hospitals and small businesses, and to support the COVID-19 testing we need across the nation. We thank Speaker Pelosi and all the House leaders who transformed it from a Republican scheme that did nothing for hospitals or for the small businesses that are most at-risk to the legislation it is today.
April 21, 2020
Statement “America’s moms are dismayed and horrified by reports that President Trump is about to issue an executive order suspending all immigration to the United States. This is another attempt by the President to distract us from his complete and utter failure to protect us as the country grapples with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.  We need more tests, not more blame and failed leadership.
April 8, 2020
Statement “The ways our lawmakers have excluded immigrant families from health care and other essential services during the Trump administration has been both cruel and counterproductive. It is more evident than ever during this pandemic that families, communities, and our country are stronger and safer when every person, including all those in vulnerable communities, have access to health coverage and care. That is why America’s moms commend U.S. Senators Mazie K.
April 1, 2020
Statement “The circumstances are devastating and the program far, far from adequate but, nonetheless, this is a landmark day in the United States – today marks the first ever in which we have limited, nationwide paid sick days and paid leave in place for working families.
March 31, 2020
Statement “As the COVID-19 crisis shines a light on our nation’s unconscionable wealth gap, Equal Pay Day serves as a painful annual reminder of one of root causes of this inequality. In the United States today, women across all races and ethnicities are paid just 82 cents on average for every dollar paid to men. Many racial and ethnic groups face even more punitive gaps. For example, Black women are paid just 62 cents, Native American women 57 cents, and Latinas 52 cents for every dollar paid to White, non-Hispanic men.
March 27, 2020
Statement “The CARES Act will provide urgently needed support to moms and working families, small businesses, and to our health care system including the skilled, heroic frontline workers who are caring for those who have been stricken by COVID-19. Despite its flaws, America’s moms commend Congress for passing it -- while at the same time urging members to immediately begin work on another rescue package that supplements and fixes it by targeting aid to all those in need.
March 24, 2020
Statement “We commend Democratic leaders in both the U.S. Senate and the House for fighting so hard for working families and urge them to continue doing so as Congress finalizes its third coronavirus relief package. This bill will provide unprecedented resources to get us through this unprecedented emergency, and it absolutely must direct those resources to working families – not to a slush fund that will benefit wealthy corporations, without oversight or transparency.