Gloria is a campaign innovator focused on the strategic combination of powerful messaging, technology and data, and grassroots organizing in order to drive engagement, build on-the-ground power, and move issues forward. Prior to MomsRising, she was principal for Internet communications strategy at Turner Strategies, where she launched online communities around issues ranging from climate change and democracy to civil rights and women's health. Gloria conceived and helped found the influential 2009 Fem2.0 conference and the Fem2.0 online community. As communications director for the media futures think tank, the Institute for the Connected Society (iFOCOS), she was an early adopter of online platforms, including blogs, Facebook, and Twitter, and was a driving force in building the We Media conferences into a must-attend event for the media vanguard. She speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and French with varying degrees of fluency.
Blog Post List
October 31, 2023
We are heartsick for the many victims, families, and communities impacted by this latest rash of gun violence, and we are furious at our elected leaders who are utterly failing to take serious action in curbing our national gun violence epidemic.
June 3, 2022
Tulsa, Uvalde, Buffalo. The news of unspeakable gun violence is excruciating and unceasing. Guns are now the leading cause of death for children in America.  Yet, there are members of Congress who still insist that guns should be everywhere and resist life-saving legislation, even as over 200 mass shootings have already happened in 2022  and lives are being lost to guns each day. Unbelievably and unconscionably, those same members of Congress even continue to doggedly defend the “gun rights” of everyone to have all types of guns everywhere, even as heartbreaking funerals of the fourth...
May 18, 2022
Over the weekend, an 18-year-old white supremacist drove for hours to a neighborhood grocery store in Buffalo, where he shot 13 people, specifically targeting Black people. Ten died.  Our hearts ache for the victims and families of the Buffalo shooting and for the city itself. Our hearts break for the Black community, which once again has been targeted in a racially motivated mass shooting.
April 15, 2022
Instead of a tool that blocks the progress moms need, this MOMibuster will actually work for parents, sending the message that we want and need care policies that allow us to both support and care for our families – a care infrastructure that includes affordable child care, free pre-K, paid family and medical leave, home- and community-based services, quality maternal health care for all of us, prescription meds we can afford, a tax system that supports families instead of lining the pockets of wealthy corporations and billionaires, and more.
April 12, 2022
This morning, my phone lit up with news alerts about another mass shooting. When I saw “Brooklyn” in the headlines, my heart stopped. How many times have my husband and I walked the streets of Brooklyn and rode the subway during trips to see our daughter, or to visit friends?
January 21, 2022
It’s time to get back to work! In the year ahead, MomsRising will continue the fight to build a Care Economy, fight for justice and safety for all, turn out record numbers of mom voters for the November midterm elections, and so much more – all while staring down the ongoing pandemic. Yes, it’s a lot! But together we are a powerful force, especially when we power up in smart and strategic ways. That’s why MomsRising is looking for three Super Mom volunteer leaders in the states listed below to help shorten the distance between moms’ voices on the ground and Washington, DC – Super Moms looking...
June 1, 2021
This June, we’ll wear orange and continue our fight against gun violence. But we must also fight the white supremacy that finds the devastation of gun violence an acceptable tradeoff for white men continuing to have unfettered access to firearms.
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May 5, 2021
The March 16 Atlanta mass shooting killed 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian American descent. That was followed by the Indianapolis shooting in April, where 4 of the 8 victims were members of the Sikh community. These recent shootings happened in the context of surging anti-Asian hate crimes. The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that starting from the first quarter of 2020, anti-Asian hate crimes surged by 169 percent. Asian Americans understand that gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis, which is why 80% support gun policy reform . But Asian...
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April 29, 2021
Today is the first day of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and shine a spotlight on Asian Americans as part of the American fabric. This year, such recognition is particularly important because of the current violence against our community. The size of the Asian American community hovers around 23 million, accounting for around 7 percent of all Americans, and that small 7 percent contains multitudes, a dizzying and constantly evolving diversity! With members hailing from 50 countries and ethnic groups and speaking more than 100 different languages,...
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February 18, 2021
At last night's February #KeepMarching meeting, we discussed winnable opportunities to create real and lasting change for our families, communities, and economy in 2021. We learnt about the two exciting bills that will be reintroduced in Congress to push universal child care, key policies like a $15 minimum wage and Paid Family Leave that working parents need, and President Biden’s actions to support immigrant families in the US. We’re excited to act big and WIN even bigger this year! We are grateful to MomsRising’s National Director, National Budget and Taxes, Elyssa Koidin-Schmier, for...
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August 19, 2020
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is under attack—and with it, our democracy, access to prescription medicine, and other essential mail during a pandemic. In fact, the failure of U.S. Senate Republicans to fund the USPS is threatening vote-by-mail programs and also is threatening the delivery of life-saving drugs, supplies, packages, bills, and more . Rather than address this critical need, U.S. Senate Republicans remain on summer holiday. TAKE ACTION: USPS needs at minimum $25 billion in emergency funding NOW in order to continue operations, and even more funding on top of that in...
July 6, 2020
My heart is hammering. After spending three months of the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing, one month centering a national rebellion that demands we finally end police violence and reimagining public safety, and July 4th weekend thinking about the rights and freedoms that each and every person in our nation deserves, I woke up this morning with the realization that we are just four months away from Election Day. JUST. FOUR. FAST. MONTHS. Every election is a bright new chance for our country. This November, we can make the most of that chance by ensuring that every eligible mom and family...
July 3, 2020
July 4th weekend is here, the official start of a summer unlike any other for many, and just four months away from the November election. JUST. FOUR. FAST. MONTHS. The clock is ticking and your voice, your action, your attention is needed more than ever. So for the #5Actions this week, we urge you to put your mark on a map to be a Beacon of Hope for others and show that you’re planning to help get out the vote for the November elections (Don’t worry! We’ll share lots of ways you can help get out the vote in the coming weeks). We also have additional critically important actions this week for...
June 18, 2020
At Tuesday night's #KeepMarching meeting, we dove deep into the history of police, the impact on our communities, and explored models and ideas for stronger communities and a defunded police. We learned, among other things, that divesting budget resources away from policing and reallocating those resources to areas like healthcare, housing, and education in order to increase community health, economic wellness, and safety is becoming increasingly urgent. We are very grateful to Andrea J. Ritchie, Researcher in Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality and Criminalization at Barnard College; Kim...
May 14, 2020
COVID-19 has ushered in an unprecedented era of isolation and loneliness. Dr. Vivek Murthy, MomsRising’s favorite U.S. Surgeon General, who served under President Obama, has just released his new book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in the Sometimes Lonely World . We are honored and excited to tell you that Dr. Murthy has accepted our invitation to join our next #KeepMarching meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, to discuss Together . Will you join the meeting with former President Obama’s U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Murthy, too, to talk about loneliness? Click here to...
April 8, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, including how we work, spend money, maintain our relationships, think about the future, and so much more. At last night's #KeepMarching meeting, we considered the implications of COVID-19 for paid family leave, taxes, and the economy. We are very grateful to Amy Matsui, Director of Income Security at the National Women’s Law Center, Indi Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, and Ruth Martin, MomsRising’s SVP on Workplace Justice, for bringing their expertise to the meeting. And thank you...
February 17, 2020
We’ve all heard the story about six-year-old George Washington chopping down his father’s cherry tree, and not being able to lie about it. And, of course, Abraham Lincoln was known as “ Honest Abe .” This Presidents’ Day, as we remember previous Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, we are furious that in 2020 we could not have a more different leader in the White House. Donald Trump has verifiably lied more than 15,000 times . He and his Administration regularly twist reality, sow confusion, and hide facts in an unending campaign to gaslight America — manipulating the truth and...
February 6, 2020
The 2020 State of the Union address was yet another massive exercise in gaslighting the American people. Since he took office three years ago, President Trump has told lie after lie after lie, and his 2020 SOTU was no different, misrepresenting his intentions and completely fabricating a record of achievement. Trump twisted reality, sowed confusion, spouted xenophobia, and hid the truth – it was gaslighting of the highest order: He lied about protecting our healthcare, especially people with pre-existing conditions . He lied about protecting safety net programs, when his administration and...
January 23, 2020
2020 is going to be huge. Here are MomsRising, we are refreshed and ready to GO, FIGHT, and WIN BIG on the most critical issues today impacting our families and communities. And we know you're ready, too! To help get everyone's heads in the right space for the work ahead, we have organized an amazing discussion, where leaders on the front lines of fighting for change will join us to share their expertise on voter engagement, workplace justice, and gun control. This is where you learn, think, and get your questions answered as you make your own action plans! Check out the program below, and...
January 1, 2020
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