Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, May 6, 2022
It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and we are looking forward to celebrating (and activating!) with all the moms in our lives on Sunday. We also have several ways for you to join us online and share your story with our team.
Tomorrow is our MOMibuster - an online, day-long filibuster to demand care infrastructure that works for families. Why? Because #CareCantWait any longer! Many of you submitted short videos that will be included in the day’s events – and we are so thankful for all you’re doing to build a powerful movement together.
The action doesn’t stop there: We also need your help making sure that Congress knows how important reproductive choice is to you and to our nation.
As we go into Mother’s Day weekend, we hope you’re able to enjoy time with your families as you also continue fighting for change together. Thank you!
-- Sue Anne, Kristin, Monifa, Diarra, Nate, Gloria, Joy, Nadia, Tina, and the rest of the MomsRising / MamásConPoder Team
DONATE towards our Reproductive Justice movement!
Most women who have abortions are already moms. All over the country, organizations and activists are working hard to protect our reproductive rights. Right now, thousands of us are mobilizing in dozens of cities across the country and we are in for a long fight. Our elected officials and appointed judges need to understand that abortion is essential health care and respect people’s dignity, autonomy and rights. We need support through donations for the next phases of our fight. Are you ready?
The truth is, we all love someone who has had an abortion. We must protect our human right to abortion care. Donate towards reproductive justice and tell us your story!
Record a video about why access to abortion care is important. (Less than 60 seconds)
Say it with us: #BansOffOurBodies! Every single person should be able to make their own decisions about their health and their bodies — including whether to get an abortion, in consultation with their loved ones and health care providers. We implore you to join our movement. We want you to be a part of the action in every single way possible! Make your unique voice be heard: Share your story and we'll use it to pressure federal and state elected leaders to act now on reproductive rights! This is about obtaining and maintaining medical freedom and the right to make our own choices.
Say it loud! Make your voice be heard: Share your reproductive story!
RSVP: For Mother’s Day Weekend, tune into the MOMibuster and know you are not alone!
We’re turning the tables on Congress and filibustering them with the first-ever MOMibuster, starting at noon ET/ 9am PT on Saturday, May 7 (You can go to our MomsRising Facebook page and watch anytime over the whole weekend and beyond). This authentic, honest, and powerful multi-hour online event holds space on Facebook and other social media all through the day, with hundreds of moms, caregivers and care providers sharing their care experiences and calling on elected leaders to build a care infrastructure. Join to support the storytellers and hear stories about childcare and eldercare, about how important the monthly Child Tax Credits have been for helping to make ends meet, about how the impact of not having paid family and medical leave has been especially hard, and so much more.
*By tuning in for a few minutes, a few hours, or for all of it (!!!), over Mother’s Day weekend you’ll know that you’re not alone. ❤️ Feel free to leave a comment, and even share your story in the comments, when you stop by the MOMibuster.
Sign up to join the MOMibuster to support the storytellers and know you are not alone!
A Day Without Child Care
On Monday, May 9th, Childcare Changemakers and Community Change are hosting A Day Without Child Care: A National Day of Action to mobilize child care providers, parents (like yourself!) and families to fight for equitable access to affordable child care and better pay and working conditions for providers.
Find an event near you by going HERE!
Urge Congress to support critical funding for maternal mental health!
Right now up to 1 in 5 women suffer from maternal mental health disorders like depression or anxiety in the U.S. and research shows that this number has more than doubled during the pandemic. Perinatal and postpartum disorders during pregnancy and after birth are the most common complications of childbearing, but stigma, fear, and lack of information means we don’t talk about it as much as we should. Even though there are effective treatments, yet 1 in 5 women report NOT being screened for maternal depression despite universal screening being recommended. We can and we must do better for mothers and babies. Right now, several pieces of legislation are pending before Congress that will ensure that mothers get the mental health support they need.
Add your name to our letter calling on Congress to support critical funding for maternal mental health!
P.S.– Today is child care provider appreciation today! Check out #ThankYouChildCare and spread the love for folks who care for our kiddos!
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