News release Olympia, WA – Calling it a “national embarrassment” that the United States doesn’t have a paid family leave law, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner today urged the Washington State legislature to pass the Family and Medical Leave Insurance bill, HB 1658. The bill would create a family and medical leave insurance program that would pay benefits weekly to employees who take time off from work to bond with a newborn or newly placed child, care for seriously ill family members or recover from their own serious health condition.
February 6, 2007
November 21, 2006
News release News that a ticket agent forced a mother off a Freedom Air flight run by Delta Airlines for breastfeeding on-board infuriated the MomsRising community last week, generating more than 19,000 signatures on a petition to Delta Airlines since last Friday.
September 28, 2006
News release MomsRising.org, the new online grassroots organization with more than 55,000 members that took the country by storm this summer, is now poised to come into your home. Hot on the heels of their groundbreaking book, The Motherhood Manifesto, MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and President Joan Blades (founder of MoveOn.org) joined Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christopher Dodd, Edward Kennedy and Barack Obama for the Capitol Hill premiere of the film by the same name this evening.
May 4, 2006
News release Just in time for Mother’s Day, a new online grassroots movement to harness mom power is coming to a computer near you. MomsRising.org is reaching out to an often overlooked, yet deeply important, segment of our population, mothers, and bringing them together to work for common sense solutions to shared problems. With 82% of women becoming mothers by the time they are 44, according to the U.S. Census, this group packs a powerful punch of latent political and community strength.