Blog Post List
May 28, 2009
What do you get when you turn WOW upside down? MOM! And here's another wow: MomsRising is now over a million moms strong, and we're thinking big this year about how to harness all this power and activism -- but we need your help! Tell us here what you imagine 1 million moms can accomplish together! It can be funny, political, heart-warming--whatever you think of! Share your vision with us for what a million moms can do by scrolling down and leaving a comment below. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 1 million moms could make ten million PB&J sandwiches in less than 20 minutes. 1...
April 30, 2009
The reports keep coming in about swine flu. Schools, child care centers, workplaces, and it seems like just about everyone has a plan for dealing with outbreak --you've probably received memos about it too. And everyone has the same advice for preventing the spread of Swine Flu: if you or anyone in your family has symptoms, stay home.
April 27, 2009
The news over the weekend was scary -- outbreaks of a potentially pandemic flu virus, called the "swine flu" are being reported all over the world, including in the U.S. As of this morning there have been only 20 confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S., and none of them have been fatal.
February 19, 2009
We had a great event in Boston at the MA State House last week supporting paid sick days, thanks to MomsRising members' work and donations, and the wonderful work of our coalition partners in Massachusetts. Together, we got a lot done in just one day!
February 5, 2009
Last week, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act -- his first new law as president, and a bill long championed by Connecticut's own Rosa DeLauro. In his speech to mark the occasion , he drew a direct connection between supporting fair pay practices, and the economic security of our country:
January 22, 2009
We're so close to passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that we're already cooling the champagne. But (and this is a pretty big "but") there are some potentially big glitches that could happen today on the Senate floor and we need your help to stop them.
November 6, 2008
Woo hooo!!! The Paid Sick Days Ballot Initiative in Milwaukee, WI won in a landslide victory on Tuesday, with the approval of 68% of voters. This is a huge win for the citizens of Milwaukee, who will now be able to earn paid sick days when this law goes into effect.
September 24, 2008
NEWS RELEASE: For press contact see www.momsrising.org/press Governor Sarah Palin’s Office Refuses to Accept Letter from America’s Moms MomsRising.org Attempts to Deliver Letter Asking Governor’s Positions on Family-Friendly Issues See pictures of the attempted delivery here
September 20, 2008
Moms across Washington State are walking their blocs today to help make sure friends and neighbors are registered to vote. This simple and fun activity is a little thing that can make a big difference. Did you know nearly 1 in 12 women in America aren't registered to vote? And, the best way to get people to register, and vote, is to ask them!
September 3, 2008
This afternoon, the Power of ONEsie will be unleashed on the Republican Convention in St. Paul. Along with dozens of MomsRising members, we'll unpack the two suitcases that carry this powerful display, we'll don our beautiful sashes, and we'll make hand-drawn signs calling on politicians, pundits, and the media to wake up to the realities of American families today.
June 17, 2008
This morning, MomsRising moms were in action in Washington, D.C. These brave MOMs -- wearing sashes saying "Magnificently Overqualified Mother" -- just delivered nearly 9,000 resumes to Senator John McCain in support of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act .
April 25, 2008
Want to send a "Burrito-Gram" to Ohio leaders? It's a fun way to make a serious point about the need for paid sick days in Ohio.
March 12, 2008
In New Jersey, a broad coalition of organizations including MomsRising is in the final stages of passing Family Leave Insurance. This is terrific news that has important national implications.
February 5, 2008
MomsRising members came out to the Republican and Democrat debates last week to show the strong support in California for healthcare for all kids. It was a terrific time -- and exciting for this staff person to get some face-to-face time with our fabulous members in CA! See below for notes from the field and pictures of our efforts!
December 6, 2007
We're at a critical juncture in our fight for Family Leave Insurance -- a hurdle that, if we don't jump it, will kill the bill. Right now our bill is stuck in the legislative process because it hasn't been scheduled for a hearing by the Assembly Labor Committee. This committee will have only a few more chances to bring this bill up for a vote so it can be heard by the full Assembly.
October 18, 2007
Breaking News: Congress voted today on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), but didn't gain the 2/3 majority needed to overturn the President's veto. Now, we have another chance. In the coming weeks Congress will bring children's health insurance to the President again -- and they need our support. With 1 in 8 children in our nation living without any heathcare coverage, we still have work to do. The good news is that your more than 60,000 emailed letters to Congress, along with the work of our partner organizations, helped build the support that made the vote close enough to try again.
October 8, 2007
I’m 28 years old, just married in February, and my husband and I would love to start a family… some day. But both of us are at points in our careers where a family just doesn’t make sense. He’s starting his own business, which is rapidly taking off, and I’m doing this exciting work in policy advocacy with MomsRising. We both think that this is the time when we can take a few risks with our careers. Anybody who works for a nonprofit, especially a new one, knows that the work is both rewarding and hard. And, starting a new business is no small task. Both take long hours, the ability to get up and go at a moment’s notice, and of course, something like financial security, but not the kind that makes you feel really good about bringing a new life into the world. Not yet, anyhow.