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October 3, 2017
Statement On Saturday, funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired. This critically important program has reduced the uninsured rate for kids in the U.S. to less than 5% over the past two decades. Historically, support for CHIP has been bipartisan, helping to ensure we always give our kids a winning hand of lifelong health. It provides coverage to nearly 9 million kids and 370,000 pregnant women nationwide. Children enrolled in CHIP have access to routine check-ups, immunizations, prescriptions, dental and vision care, and emergency services among others.  
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October 3, 2017
Statement “President Trump created a crisis for the nation with his short-sighted, cruel decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The moms of our nation urge Congress to act quickly to prevent the dire consequences ending DACA will cause for our economy, our families, our communities and our country. The bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017, co-sponsored by U.S.
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October 2, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, D.C. – MomsRising members and their families will be joining the Universal Childcare Now Coalition to visit members of the D.C. Council tomorrow, Tuesday, to express support for the Bolstering Early Growth Investment (BEGIN) Act and to encourage council members to strengthen early learning programs in the city.  
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October 2, 2017
Statement “We send our love and comfort to the families and loved ones of all those murdered at the shooting last night at a country music festival in Las Vegas, and wish a speedy and full recovery to all those who were injured and traumatized.  
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September 27, 2017
Statement “At a time when our country is experiencing unprecedented income inequality, with the rich getting richer and working families struggling to put food on the table and afford child care and college, the Trump administration and House and Senate Republican leaders today offered a plan that provides tax breaks for the wealthiest while undermining moms, families and the economy. This plan would exacerbate inequities and leave the government without the resources it needs for basic services that fuel our economy and lift millions.  
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September 26, 2017
Statement “The moms of America cheered as our nation’s health care survived another dangerous and unnecessary attack today, when Senate leaders were forced to cancel plans for a vote on yet another health care repeal bill that would have devastated the nation. Of all the proposals put forward over the past several months, Graham-Cassidy was the worst, and moms can breathe a sigh of relief today knowing that it won’t become law.  
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September 25, 2017
Statement Last night, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order indefinitely banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries. Starting next month, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be banned from entering the United States. Additionally, certain citizens of Iraq and Venezuela will face restrictions when planning to travel to the United States.
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September 25, 2017
Statement “Today marks Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day to which the average Native American woman working full-time has to work until her earnings match the average pay for a white man from the previous year. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders earned just 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men last year. For American Indian and Alaska Native women, that number is even lower – just 57 cents on the dollar.  
September 25, 2017
News release WASHINGTON, DC -- This week, local members of MomsRising, a national online and on-the-ground organization of more than 1 million mothers and their families, in Arizona, Colorado and Ohio will deliver cupcakes to the in-district offices of Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill and protect the health insurance of the more than 30 million Americans who would lose coverage under the proposed legislation.  In Arizona, MomsRising members will deliver “thank you’ cupcakes to Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
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