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January 18, 2013
News release WASHINGTON, DC - In the past few days, Wal-Mart has been flooded with hundreds of calls from concerned citizens, and Facebook posts by thousands of Americans urging the retailer to stand up for common sense gun regulations and stop selling assault weapons and ammunition in their stores. The intensifying action comes after a rally and the delivery of more than 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store in Danbury, Connecticut on Tuesday, January 15, at which gun violence survivors were joined by progressive organizations and consumer watchdogs in demanding that the retailer take action.
January 16, 2013
Statement “America’s moms stand with the President in calling for a common sense approach to protect our families from gun violence. The President’s plan serves to increase the safety of our communities and our country, while preserving Second Amendment rights. Universal background checks, restrictions on military-style guns and high-caliber magazines, a crackdown on gun trafficking and federal funding for research into gun violence are all reasonable and much-needed responses to a problem that harms our children and our communities.    
January 2, 2013
Statement “MomsRising lauds the House of Representatives for joining the Senate in passing a consensus bill that puts the country on a path to raising the revenues we need to protect programs vital to mothers, families and our most vulnerable citizens. MomsRising’s million members will remain vigilant as this process continues to be sure that mothers’ voices are heard and that Medicaid, food assistance, education, child care and other critical programs are not harmed.”   # # # #  
January 1, 2013
Statement "Early this morning the Senate listened to voices of millions of mothers and families and passed legislation that makes the wealthiest in this country pay their fair share, ensures families across this country will continue to benefit from important tax credits like the EITC and the Child Tax Credit, protects vital programs like unemployment insurance. We are grateful that Medicaid was not cut in this process. While we didn't get everything we advocated for, on the whole this is a victory for Mom Power. We urge the House to act today without delay on this legislation.  
December 21, 2012
Statement Today, Wayne LaPierre blamed everything except guns for the tragic deaths of 20 children and seven adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He even went so far as to suggest arming school personnel to avoid gun violence, and putting armed security in every school in the nation.    Instead of putting guns in our schools and forcing our children to live in fear every day, we should let them focus on learning -- and demand that our leaders worry about keeping dangerous weapons off the streets, out of schools, and away from our children.  
December 10, 2012
News release Washington, DC – As we commemorate today’s anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, MomsRising has launched a blog carnival to further the national dialogue on the urgent need of making our immigration system humane and
December 5, 2012
News release The economic security of moms and their families hangs in the balance as Congress debates how – and whether – to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”  MomsRising is taking action and making the voices of their more than one million members heard through multiple avenues, including: in-district deliveries in nearly 40 states of personal stories from MomsRising members about how the fiscal cliff will impact them; making deliveries to Congressional offices in Washington, D.C.
November 21, 2012
Statement “Women and moms were a decisive voting bloc in the election. We voted based on the issues that most affect us and now we will redouble our efforts to ensure a bright future and a fair shake for our families. The election may be over, but our work has just begun.  In the last few days, MomsRising members have sent letters to Congress, started organizing in-district meetings, and shared hundreds of moving stories that illustrate the fact that our family budgets can’t be stretched any farther.
November 16, 2012
Statement “MomsRising was honored to be part of a small, high-level White House meeting this afternoon, and had a chance to share the priorities and concerns of the nation’s women, children and families with President Obama, Vice President Biden and some of their top advisors. We noted that the nation’s mothers urgently need secure health care, good jobs, quality affordable child care, earned sick days, paid family leave, and a safety net they can rely on.  
November 13, 2012
Statement “Today, I, along with the leaders of more than a dozen national women’s organizations met with the President and some of his closest advisors, including Valerie Jarrett, chair of the White House Council for Women and Girls and senior adviser and assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; and Christina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and director of the White House Office on Public Engagement.