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Valentine's Day family policy chalk messages

For our Valentine's Day of Action, chalk artists displayed our policy demands to show love for families on the sidewalk near the U.S. Senate office buildings.

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The secret’s out, friends. We’re CRUSHING on your latest MOMentum.

We deeply admired the creative ways members like you showed love – and built political power to help pass the policies we all need – for America’s moms and children during our nationwide Valentine’s Day action. We were inspired by the stories you shared about your own immigration journeys, as well as about immigrant family members and other immigrant caregivers in your lives, in honor of National Caregivers Day. And gratitude washed over us as we looked back at the many meaningful and transformative impacts you made last year, chronicled in our new 2023 Impact Report.

Scroll on and feel the love!

And thank you for being a part of this beautiful, high-impact movement.

With deepest appreciation,

Kerri, Kristin, Claudia, Felicia, Wendy, and everyone at MomsRising

ACTION OF THE MONTH: Help us protect immigrant families and children

Some members of Congress are proposing extreme immigration and asylum policies that are cruel, ineffective, and out of touch with American families. Urge Congress to move our nation forward and fix the broken immigration system.


Stunning. Transformative. Inspiring!

Our new Impact Report shows how the MomsRising community (YOU!) surged with power in 2023. Together we played a major role in: Catalyzing a historic Executive Order on Care, securing a resounding victory for abortion access in Ohio, generating MOMentum for paid family and medical leave in Congress, garnering unprecedented support for affordable child care, thwarting hateful book bans and censorship in schools and libraries, achieving multiple state legislative and budget successes, expanding our corps of well-trained local volunteer mom leaders, and more.

Thank you!

We’re in awe of the commitment and persistence demonstrated by MomsRising volunteers and supporters in these triumphs and are profoundly grateful to work with members like you across the nation. Mom Power forever!

*Click to check out the whole report online and celebrate the incredible impact of YOUR actions in MOMENTUM: The MomsRising Impact in 2023.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Momsrising’s Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, and a MomsRising volunteer at our Valentine’s Day of Action in Washington, D.C. 

This February, MomsRising led a powerful, multi-layered campaign to tell Congress to show some love for families and our economy on Valentine’s Day. Our volunteers across the country called on Congress to pass policies we, our businesses, and our economy love: affordable childcare, nutrition programs like WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), fair treatment of immigrants, and an expanded Child Tax Credit.

In Washington, D.C., we delivered story and policy books to every member of Congress – and also handed out Valentines, custom candy hearts, and storybooks to senators and staff as they arrived at work in the morning. Volunteers wore eye-catching heart costumes to help us spread the love and add some cheer to the morning rush while others held signs that said, “Save Child Care,” and “Don’t go breaking our hearts! Pass policies that families LOVE!”

Echoing our message across the country, MomsRising’s incredible local volunteers delivered messages to over 30 Congressional in-state offices in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

Thank you for igniting this MOMentum with your support!

Feel the MomsRising Valentine’s Day love for families on Instagram.


MomsRising opens avenues and provides platforms and resources for Ecuadorian immigrants to share their immigrant journeys with lawmakers and advocate for permanent solutions for the undocumented community.

With your help, MomsRising is building public will for the fair treatment of immigrant families while lifting the critically important role immigrants play in our families, communities, economy, and especially the care infrastructure.

To honor National Caregivers Day, Feb. 16, the MomsRising community wrote letters to the editor and shared stories about the important work of immigrant caregivers. Thousands of members also signed our petition (in English and Spanish) calling on Congress to fix America’s broken immigration system so every family can thrive.

Also in February, MomsRising quickly launched a national coalition calling on Congress to grant Temporary Protection Status to migrants from Ecuador who are unable to return to their home country due to ongoing violence, chaos, and instability. Our campaign included tapping social media influencers to amplify our message plus a series of in-person national press events. At our Utah event, five immigrants, including a prospective TPS holder, passionately shared their stories highlighting the vital contributions of the immigrant community to Utah and the broader national economy.

SEE: Instagram recap of TPS for Ecuador event in Utah (Spanish and English)

READ: Empowering Immigrant Voices: Recap of the TPS for Ecuador Event at UT Capitol


In other MOMentum, we celebrated Black History Month and Children's Authors and Illustrators Week with a powerful exploration of Banned Children's Books penned by Black authors, had fun with our “We’re Moms in America” reel skewering the lack of societal support for moms and families, and applauded the Washington State legislature for passing a ban on book bans, which members like you helped to make happen!


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