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July 24, 2014
Statement Good afternoon, my name is Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and I am the Executive Director of MomsRising. Our million-plus members across the country are extremely concerned about the persistent, biaccumulative and toxic chemicals, otherwise known as PBTs. These potentially lethal substances, which pose the greatest risk to pregnant women and children, need to be scrubbed clean from our environment once and for all. Sen. Merkley’s bill, the Protecting America’s Families from Toxic Chemicals Act, would empower the EPA to do just that.    
July 9, 2014
Statement “The Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell was a serious blow to women across the country – including many moms – who use birth control. Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary—not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole. It's improved the health of women and their families, as well as given women and mothers increased access to economic and political power unlike any other time in history.  
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June 23, 2014
News release Sending the message that “our families and our economy need a lift,” MomsRising.org, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 24 to deliver paper kites decorated with messages about the importance of family friendly workplace policies. Policies including access to affordable childcare, earned sick days, equal pay, a livable wage, and maternity and paternity leave.  
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June 3, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC – Moms, children, and gun safety advocates came together today to support President Obama’s nominee for US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Murthy has been under attack by the gun lobby, most notably the NRA, for publicly expressing his opinion that gun safety is a public health issue.  
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June 2, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC ̶ MomsRising members and their children will join doctors and other public health experts to support President Obama’s nominee for US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Murthy has been under attack by the gun lobby, most notably the NRA, for publicly expressing his opinion that gun violence is a public health issue.         WHAT: Rally and Petition Delivery in support of Dr. Vivek Murthy  
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June 2, 2014
Statement “MomsRising and our more than one million members across the country applaud and strongly support the proposed rule to reduce power plant emissions. This regulation will improve the health of our children, our families and our communities. Communities across the nation are feeling the negative impacts of carbon pollution, ranging from devastating extreme weather events to air that is unsafe to breathe, resulting in asthma and other respiratory complications.  
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June 2, 2014
Statement “The Seattle City Council’s vote today to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is nothing short of historic. This will give Seattle the highest minimum wage in the nation and one that truly constitutes a living wage. Right now, an estimated one in four Seattle workers makes much less than that, and those workers are disproportionately women, moms, and people of color. Seattle will soon become a better place to work, live and raise families.   
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May 13, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC ̶  Despite having the same experience, job title and credentials, AnnMarie Duchon was paid less than a male colleague for seven years, losing more than $12,000 in wages.
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May 9, 2014
News release This Mother’s Day, celebrities, politicians and others including Arianna Huffington, Christy Turlington Burns, Mayim Bialik, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Michelle Obama, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Emily Saliers (of the Indigo Girls), CraigsList founder Craig Newmark and others are sharing the important lessons they learned from their mothers in the first-ever MomsRising Celebration of Mothers, a Mother’s Day blogging extravaganza.  
May 6, 2014
News release WASHINGTON, DC --  Lawmakers will join ZERO TO THREE, MomsRising, and the National Partnership for Women & Families for a forum on  “The Child Development Case for Paid Family & Medical Leave” on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) in the Capitol Visitor Center. At the forum, co-hosted by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Rep.

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