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STATEMENT OF                                            CONTACT:     Gretchen Wright or Molly Tomlinson
KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER,                                                              202/371-1999
Executive Director and Co-Founder,
MomsRising, on Women’s Groups
Meeting with President Obama
November 13, 2012
“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.
“We talked to the President and his advisors about the top priorities for women, children, and families – including health care, family leave, child care, fair pay and jobs. And we were heard. We will continue to push these policy priorities forward and keep them high on the national agenda.  
“We support the President as he stands firms on ending tax cuts for the wealthy, on extending tax cuts for the middle-class and most vulnerable, and on protecting health care for women, children, and families – in particular,  protecting Medicaid.”  
#  #  #  # is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States.MomsRising is working for paid family leave, flexible work options, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many others.  MomsRisingalso advocates for health care for all, toxic-free environments, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families. In 2012, namedMomsRising’s web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the third year in a row.