Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is the Executive Director/CEO and co-founder of MomsRising.org, a national organization with more than a million members advocating for family economic security.
Blog Post List
November 10, 2014
A historic background check for gun purchases initiative overwhelmingly passed in Washington state, marking a new trend for the nation. We talk about it with experts — and also look at the growing number of economic security measures—like increasing access to sick days, affordable childcare, and raising the minimum wage—that passed by wide margins in both red and blue states across the nation. We also get the inside scoop about what the new mix in Congress means for women’s issues. And, last but not least, we hear about Baby Gate and learn how to navigate workplace maternity/pregnancy issues...
November 5, 2014
Despite what's making the headlines, the outcome of Congressional races are not the whole story coming out of election night. There was more to this election than meets the eye, or than is being covered in traditional media.
October 29, 2014
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland has said she supports passing a paid sick leave bill this year. You’ve been leading on this issue for some time. What do you think about the details the Mayor has shared? //Ryan Mello, Tacoma City Councilperson: I’m glad Mayor Strickland understands that cities need to take the lead on issues like paid sick leave, but...
MomsRising Radio this week: Off the Sidelines with Sen.Gillibrand, Rock the Vote, Author Justina Chen & more!September 30, 2014
"Girls' voices matter. Women's voices matter. From PTA meetings and community boards to the halls of Congress, our country needs more women to share their thoughts and take a place at the decision-making table." -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
September 22, 2014
TERRIFIC BREAKING NEWS! Giant thank you to Alicia Keys for partnering with MomsRising.org & others in a big way for her #WeAreHere movement!
On MomsRising Radio This Week: #BuildUpKids, #ChildrenShouldGrowNotGlow, #WorkingMother, #JusticeForMikeBrownSeptember 22, 2014
First up, we talk about moving GIANT ABC building blocks on the front lawn of the US Capitol, along with Democratic and Republican members of Congress. You don't see that kind of working together very often these days. Find out why! #BuildUpKids
families & the federal budget family economic security open flexible work paid family leave paid sick daysJune 26, 2014
Do you have a second to sign a very important thank you card to the White House? Click here to sign on to the thank you card now! Why the card? Well, we (and you) just had a… drumroll please…. MAJOR VICTORY!
families & the federal budget family economic security paid family leave paid sick days politics & policyJune 25, 2014
MAJOR VICTORY! MomsRising.org's top policy priorities & members were prominently featured at the The White House Summit on Working Families--and also in their blog recap of Monday's Summit!
June 2, 2014
We start the show talking about Maya Angelou's impact and also about the explosion of the hashtag #YesAllWomen in the aftermath of the violent sexist rampage that left many dead in Santa Barbara recently. Then we hear from Jose Antinio Vargas--Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American ,-- about his new film, Documented, the crowd reactions to it, and what his mother has to say. Next up we get the lowdown from the woman behind Viva La Feminista. Last but far from least we take an in depth look at gun culture in America and what we can do about it. *The...
June 3, 2014
In May of 2006 I co-founded MomsRising with a mission of creating a multicultural movement of mothers – and of everyone who has ever had a mother! – to advance family economic security and to end discrimination against mothers. Since then, MomsRising has grown to a million members nationwide, including members in every state in our nation, who according to an analysis we commissioned, mirror the U.S. Census in terms of race and ethnicity.
A MomsRising Celebration of Mothers - First Lady Joins Actors, Authors, Artists, Journalists, Politicos, and Others to Share “Lessons from Mom” for Mother’s DayMay 9, 2014
This Mother’s Day, celebrities, politicians, and others including First Lady Michelle Obama, Arianna Huffington, Christy Turlington Burns, Mayim Bialik, Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Leader 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!
May 9, 2014
Jae, Meema, Love, Boid, Aunt Jae, Puzzle, Jane, Grandma Jae, and Mom. All of these names were used for one woman—a woman who loved to live life fully, to skinny dip in mountain lakes, to explore balsam wooded paths, vivid art, and ideas. Gauguin, Picasso, Cezanne, the free Smithsonian museums were regular stops as she brought art to life for my brother and I, her children, as part of our regular diet. Vibrant splashes of colors on museum walls are among the first I remember seeing. She also listened, really listened, to people. And she wasn’t afraid to be heard. An exuberant and joyful singer...
April 23, 2014
Congratulations to MomsRising.org Senior Campaign Director Monifa Bandele and her husband Lumumba Bandele on being named one of Ebony's "Coolest Black Families in America"!
April 9, 2014
Today April 8th, 2014 marks the second day of a 48-hour fast by 100 women who have come together in D.C. to urge our elected leaders to vote on an immigration reform bill that is fair and inclusive of women, children and families. The fast in the "Courage Cafe" tent on 4th and Jefferson in D.C . is part of a nationwide movement by the We Belong Together women's coalition, in which 1,500 women in 35 states fasted in 24-hour increments in the last month. Three-quarters of all immigrants to the United States are women and children. 5.5 million children live in mixed status households , which...