What a week, friends. We hope you'll have some time to relax and recharge this weekend. We know this fall will continue to be a doozy, and it's always a good time for self-care.
We're going to kick off this list of top-priority actions by once again inviting you to slow down for just a moment, close your eyes, and take five slow breaths. With just five slow, calm breaths, you can make a big difference for your well-being.
And when you’ve done that, please see this week's list of high-priority, high-impact actions, below. These include lots of ways you can help grow the mom vote, demand justice for Breonna Taylor, and stand up for the integrity of the Supreme Court. Please scroll down, take action, and then take good care of yourself this weekend. Thank you!
SIGN OUR LETTER to the Senate saying “no!” to Trump’s Supreme Court nominee!
President Trump’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, is an extremist pick. She is against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), she doesn’t believe in a woman’s right to have an abortion under any circumstances, and she has taken anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-civil rights positions in the past. Yet. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to jam her confirmation through the U.S. Senate in the next few weeks, despite the fact that voting has already started in many states and a Supreme Court justice hasn’t been confirmed this close to an election since 1864! The real emergency here is the fact that millions of people are still out of work because of COVID-19, frontline workers don’t have the protection they need, and families are struggling financially while facing evictions, lack of childcare, and inability to pay their bills.
32 bullets. #BreonnaWasMurdered
32 bullets. 32 bullets were fired by police officers as they stormed through Breonna Taylor’s house without even knocking first. 32 bullets were fired by police officers as she slept in her bed, murdering her. The 1 bullet that a police officer is being held responsible for? The one that hit the wall of the apartment. The wall. “Wanton engagement” was the charge for the bullet hitting the wall. In an egregious miscarriage of justice, showing the deadly effects of structural racism in our policing and criminal just systems, there were no charges related to the murder of Breonna Taylor. Let us repeat: None.
We have to get moms to the polls. Can you help?
MomsRising will be running phonebanks right up to the national election on November 3. We know it can sound scary if you’ve never done it before, but it’s actually really fun, and our skilled team will walk you through the whole thing! We’ve been bowled over by the incredible enthusiasm of tens of thousands of MomsRising members who have already requested 10s, 100s, even thousands of our postcard reminders to turn out the #MomsVote. So we know that people like you are seriously motivated to turn out the vote in this election. That’s why we’re putting in place a brand new plan for phonebanking to turn out moms who don’t always vote. They just need a little help to get to the polls, and YOU can give them that. A call from a voter like you to help make sure they’re registered, and have a plan to vote, will help those moms cast their ballot on, or before, November 3. The research shows this works, and we know the enthusiasm of MomsRising members is boundless.
What Are You Voting For?
The 2020 Election is going to be one of the most important in our lifetime and every vote matters. MomsRising is setting the pace and garnering enthusiasm to get out and vote. It is up to us to make sure our voices are being heard.
Moms Vote face masks are here!! Support and Celebrate Moms Voting!
Wearing a MomsRising’s face mask will not only help you stay healthy, but also help inspire, celebrate, and turn out millions of moms to vote! You can get a face mask of your own when you make a donation to support MomsRising's massive mom voter engagement programs across the nation this year.
Moms are a powerful force for change! When you make a donation of $25 or more, we'll send you a limited-edition Moms Vote face mask as thanks! You can wear it to inspire, celebrate, and help turn out millions of moms to vote!