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February 13, 2019
Statement “At MomsRising, we regularly hear from women experiencing unfair pay, who fear retaliation in their workplaces and therefore can’t speak up, and who need the protections the Paycheck Fairness Act would provide: freedom from retaliation; making it easier to collectively challenge pay discrimination; an end to the use of prior salary histories to set current salaries; and the additional protections that would finally move us closer to pay parity. Laura is one such woman… 
February 12, 2019
Statement “America’s moms and families are looking to the new Congress to make speedy progress on the issues that matter most, and paid family and medical leave is at the top of our lists. We need a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program that allows all workers to care for their families without risking their jobs or financial security.
February 11, 2019
Statement “The Trump administration – and specifically the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – has demonstrated a horrifying, disgraceful willingness to violate human rights by separating children from their families, detaining asylum-seekers without cause, and imprisoning families indefinitely. It is past time for Congress to step in, starting with limiting the number of detention beds ICE can use for immigrants arrested within the country.
February 7, 2019
Statement “It has become increasingly and painfully clear that the cruelty the Trump administration is inflicting on asylum-seeking families is unprecedented, unthinkable and utterly unacceptable. Today’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the damage caused by the administration’s family separation policy is a stark reminder that our government is violating the fundamental human rights of vulnerable families and putting countless moms and children at risk for trauma and long-term emotional and mental health problems.
February 5, 2019
Statement “America’s moms are greater than fear. We reject the hatred and division President Trump peddled again tonight. We will not be pitted against each other by a President who wants to distract us while he wastes billions of dollars on an unnecessary, wasteful wall and adopts destructive tax schemes that leave working families behind while shifting even more wealth to ultra-rich corporations and individuals.
February 5, 2019
Statement “As the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) turns 26, President Trump prepares his State of the Union address, and the most female Congress in history begins its work, lawmakers have an urgent imperative to adopt comprehensive paid family and medical leave that allows all workers to care for their families without risking their jobs or financial security. No issue is more important to America’s moms.
February 3, 2019
Statement “Too often our criminal justice system shows no regard for detained peoples’ health and safety, frequently costing them their lives. The conditions in this New York jail are nothing short of cruel and inhumane -- and sadly all too common. We must improve jail conditions to ensure they meet basic requirements and protect the human dignity of incarcerated individuals.
February 2, 2019
Statement “Gov. Northam’s comments today – including his admission of past ‘mistakes’ and his denial that he is portrayed in the deeply offensive, racist yearbook photo that surfaced yesterday – are contradictory and wholly inadequate. If he is not one of the people portrayed in that despicable photo, he should have said so the moment it surfaced. In addition, this still begs the question of why he allowed such an awful image to be featured on his yearbook page in the first place.
January 30, 2019
Statement “No woman should be shortchanged on her paycheck because of her gender or race – but, in fact, that happens to millions of women and moms right here in the United States every single day. The gap between the wages paid to women of color and moms and those paid to white men and dads is huge, punitive and shameful.
January 29, 2019
Statement “Ten years after President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, Congress has still failed to take the next meaningful steps to end pay discrimination. As a result, harmful wage gaps persist: Today the wage gap is worst for moms and women of color, with moms making 69 cents for every dollar paid to dads and women of color making as little as 49 cents on the dollar. Overall, women are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. These gaps are punitive and unjustifiable.