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Last Saturday in Toronto, the Motherhood Movement was officially launched. Camera in hand, juggling cables and questions, I shot 30 hours of video, from the hip, as I tried to get answers from some of the world's foremost feminists.
Joy Rose's picture
Last night my family and I ran around with a video camera taping all the places people can make reminder to vote calls. It was fun. A bit embarrassing (well a lot embarrassing!). But it's for a good cause--the election is literally just around the corner--and my kids had a good time figuring out where to film like in the kayak, up in a tree, and other wacky places.
Kristin's picture
My two children have received excellent public health benefits in San Francisco since before they were born. I qualified for no-cost Medi-Cal during both pregnancies though my partner and I were both self-employed. After my children were born, this coverage has allowed me to focus on taking care of our kids - now ages 5 and 2.5 - rather than get a job just for the healthcare benefits.
Last week, sent out a call to action for MomsRising members to start calling moms around the country to make sure they exercise their right to vote on or before Nov. 4. Mom volunteers either signed up to host calling parties or started calling on their own. Here is some feedback from a couple of moms who volunteered to help:
In the hurly burly of lunch making, homework supervising, and keeping a family on track, many busy moms miss their chance to go vote on Election Day. You can help. Can you take 1 hour of your time to make some phone calls from the comfort of your home to help "turn out" the mom vote?
The presidential candidates and the media have recently been caught up in economic issues, including the stock market upheaval, credit crunch, housing crisis, and rising unemployment. Women’s issues, on the other hand, have faded from the media spotlight.
Robert Drago's picture
I’m one of those women who don’t really consider her ‘political’. In fact, that’s what I told Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe -Finkbeiner when we first met in Washington two years ago. But, like so many other Americans worn down by the economy and urged on by my conscience, I had to choose; My future, or my apathy.
Joy Rose's picture
Many thanks to those of you who pre-ordered environmental activist Van Jones's new book, The Green Collar Economy . It debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, making Jones the first African-American with a book about the environment to achieve this feat. Thanks all! "Surprise Best-Seller ‘Green Collar Economy’
Elisa Batista's picture
I moved back to Tustin, CA in December 2006 after leaving a man who had been abusive and a marriage that was falling apart. While I was looking for work, we were on Medi-Cal but I did not want to stay on for long because I felt others needed it more than me.
As the mother of a daughter, there are things I want for my eight-year-old especially when she becomes a woman -- things that I was lucky to have, but that generations before me didn't. Interestingly, John McCain, as the father of daughters, doesn't seem to want those same things.
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