We’re smitten with your November MOMentum!
This month, MomsRising community members like you powered an awesome wave of election wins (we’re looking at you, Ohio!!!), helped mom volunteers build their power and change the world, played a pivotal role in paid leave policy progress in North Carolina, and so much more.
Moms are such an incredibly powerful force for good!
Thank you for being a big, essential, beautiful part of this work. Your support means the world to us, and to the moms and families who benefit from your generosity and kindness.
Scroll on and feel the love!
With deepest appreciation,
Kerri, Kristin, Nate, Donna, Tina, Selina, Jessica, and everyone at MomsRising
MOMS VOTE. FAMILIES WIN!
With your support, the MomsRising community powered up an impressive wave of election wins this November.
In Ohio, we had a successful program to get out the Mom Vote and then we cheered the passage of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to an abortion. We worked hard to support this victory, coordinating with the Ohio Ballot Initiative Committee to reach 75,000 key Ohio moms who were likely supporters of the initiative. This win is critical for moms, as 6 in 10 people who need and get an abortion are moms.
Throughout the country, mom voters said NO to rightwing harm and hate in our schools and YES to school board candidates running to strengthen public schools and get our students what they need. Conservative extremists endorsed by Moms for Liberty and the 1776 Project lost a whopping 8 of out 10 races on Election Day. Your support helped us educate and motivate voters to stand up for kids and repudiate the bigoted agenda of far-right MAGA-powered groups.
STATEMENT: Moms Cheer Passage of Ohio Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Right to Abortion
STATEMENT: Voters Said “No” Tuesday to Rightwing Harm and Hate in Our Schools, Moms Leader Says
MOTHERHOOD OPENS DOORS
MomsRising Beacon Hub Leaders Heidi Howes (top left), Jessica McCrory (bottom left), Carolyn Solitaire (top right), and Alana Griffin (bottom right) with her children.
On our blog, mom and journalist To-wen Tseng expresses gratitude for her fellow MomsRising Beacon Hub Leaders, highlighting the transformative power of motherhood and our voices as moms, as well as the doors it opens to unexpected possibilities.
“I am truly inspired by moms who found their way, a new way, that worked for themselves and their families.” — MomsRising Beacon Hub Leader To-wen Tseng
LEARN MORE: For these women, motherhood opened the door to new opportunities
NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY APPROVES PAID LEAVE
MOMentum builds for paid family leave!
This month the MomsRising North Carolina community played a pivotal role in the passage of the Family First Paid Leave Policy, which expands paid leave policies to meet the caregiving needs of Durham County employees. Addressing the emergency of 1 in 4 women having to go back to work after a new baby arrives is critical, so we’re thrilled about this passage.
With this victory, more than 20 municipalities in North Carolina have adopted paid leave policies to support their employees. It’s safe to say MOMentum is growing!
Moms are powerful!
MOMSRISING IN THE NEWS
MARKETPLACE: Need SNAP benefits? You may have to wait.
“Delays are off-the-charts horrible.” — MomsRising member Joanna Jackson is quoted
SACRAMENTO BEE: Quote of the day.
“Let’s be clear: Moms for Liberty has never represented America’s mothers and families — and its effort to ‘mom-wash’ an agenda of hate is failing.” — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Is Remote Work the Answer to Women’s Prayers, or a New ‘Mommy Track’?
“Alsiyao usually works from home until 3:30, when she collects her three children. She watches them until bedtime, then logs into her computer to finish her work. What would she do if she couldn’t arrange work this way? ‘I really don’t know.’” — Features MomsRising member Daphne Alsiyao
DAILY KOS: I dug up Moms for Liberty's endorsee list. Their school board losses were even worse than they admit
“The book bans, the discrimination, the attacks on kids, and teachers, and the taking away of our choices, it all added up.” — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
THE WASHINGTON POST: What happened to this Wisconsin day care should concern us all
“Unfortunately, with the costs of child care and the income teachers make, it just doesn’t work.” — MomsRising member Rachael Pifer
THE TODAY SHOW: The High Cost of Fertility Struggles
“Either we’re going to drain our savings or we’re going to have to find another way to pay for it.” — MomsRising member Jennifer Cardenas