In celebration of Mother’s Day 2018, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a Moms Summit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families. Leader Pelosi reached out to invite MomsRising's executive director, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, to be among the leaders speaking at the event, and to invite local MomsRising supporters to attend!
So on Friday, May 18, 2018, dozens of MomsRising supporters from the DC metro area gathered at the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol to hear national experts, academics, and Members of Congress to discuss solutions for the challenges facing today’s mothers and their families.
Here are some of the highlights from the day:
My message at #MomsSummit is simple: know your power. The ability of women & girls to improve their communities should never be in doubt.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) May 18, 2018
Great panel moderated by @rowefinkbeiner at the #MomsSummit, with @rweingarten @delegateguzman, and Debbie Walsh of @CAWP_RU. Watch the #Facebook LIVE now: https://t.co/pnl3tucOP0 pic.twitter.com/dbiV8laJmT— MomsRising (@MomsRising) May 18, 2018
The biggest enemy we have is passive resignation. People don't believe they have the power to change anything. We have to pierce passive resignation. - @rweingarten https://t.co/pnl3tucOP0 #MomsSummit pic.twitter.com/HMkM56KhPu— MomsRising (@MomsRising) May 18, 2018
Working women, especially those within low-income and middle-income families, have made the key difference in securing earnings for their families https://t.co/6JX3UrjJi6 #MomsSummit pic.twitter.com/m3P9S5nWDS— Equitable Growth (@equitablegrowth) May 18, 2018
We had an empowering experience today at the #MomsSummit on the Hill! We all must never forget our worth, and we must always demand #equality and #justice. @NancyPelosi @HouseDemWomen #WomensRights pic.twitter.com/pN4onKGkpQ— Brenda Lawrence (@RepLawrence) May 18, 2018
“This country is worth fighting for! And women, we’re going to have to lead. We do it all the time anyway!” #MomsSummit #Equality #LibertyAndJusticeForAll @NancyPelosi @HouseDemWomen https://t.co/dx1XWOSPrl— Brenda Lawrence (@RepLawrence) May 18, 2018
Thanks @NancyPelosi for hosting such an inspiring #MomsSummit this morning, and to all of the panelists for speaking to the need for us to better support America's families! pic.twitter.com/RiR1chHkMf— Rep. Doris Matsui (@DorisMatsui) May 18, 2018
"When women succeed, America succeeds."— MomsRising (@MomsRising) May 22, 2018
Thank you @NancyPelosi for holding #MomsSummit: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families with panels on the #health, economic security, & civic engagement and leadership of American women. pic.twitter.com/aK2TYW9y6T