Sara Alcid is a queer feminist political organizer, narrative strategist and public policy advocate based in Portland, OR (via Idaho, New York, and Washington, DC). As a Senior Campaign Director, she mobilizes MomsRising's one million members to take action on economic justice issues and shift public policy through digital storytelling, policy advocacy and grassroots organizing. Her work centers and leads from the lived experience and expertise of families living on low incomes and systemically marginalized communities. Prior to joining MomsRising, Sara served as a Programs and Policy Associate at the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, where she led the organization's work at the intersections of environmental and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Sara holds a BA in Political Science and Gender Studies from Bryn Mawr College.
Blog Post List
December 16, 2021
Our economy wouldn’t exist without the power of working people. Even holiday celebrations wouldn’t be possible without our labor. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Festivus, Kwanzaa, or Christmas this month, it’s farm workers, package delivery drivers, cashiers, hospitality staff, and so many other frontline members of our communities that make holiday traditions possible. Here's the problem – pregnant workers in these important jobs are the likeliest to need, but not have access to the basic, but very important protections and accommodations in the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486). Why? Because despite already passing the U.S. House of Representatives this year and having broad bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, this important legislation has still not passed.
October 21, 2021
It’s mission critical that equal pay becomes a reality for ALL women and people because when we experience a wage gap in our paychecks, the overall wealth gap widens across gender and race. When the wealth gap widens for communities already experiencing systemic forces of oppression, like racism, transphobia, xenophobia, and/or ableism, the opportunity gap for our lives and families *also* worsens.
September 16, 2021
Are you a small business owner? If so, ADD YOUR NAME to our letter in support of building a national CARE infrastructure that will help businesses safely rehire and rebuild!
August 31, 2021
FAQ for our postcard volunteers writing to #ProtectPregnantWorkers
August 13, 2021
It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to make history for pregnant workers’ rights, but today we absolutely do! We're looking for volunteers in Pennsylvania, North Caroline, Iowa, Nebraska, Florida, and Ohio to write 10 pre-stamped postcards to their U.S. Senators, along with Senate Majority Leader Schumer. Can you help?
August 3, 2021
We have a wage shortage on our hands, across the nation. Maybe you know this firsthand when you crunch numbers in your head to budget for food and rent, or maybe you’ve noticed that many businesses are having a difficult time finding, hiring and maintaining staff that can afford to make the minimum wage.
March 24, 2021
The alarm bells are ringing, loudly, but we have smart, strong, and incredibly popular policy solutions waiting to be passed.
December 14, 2020
Thank you for helping to power our MomsVote campaign for the special election in Georgia! Amidst a global pandemic and one of the busiest times of year, you are making time to remind moms in Georgia about their voting options. We are so grateful - thank you again! The future is what we do together.
MomsRising Education Fund
August 7, 2020
Answers to frequently asked questions about our GOTV postcard campaign. The sign-up period for GOTV postcards closed on Monday, August 17th because we officially reached our updated goal of sending 2 million voting reminder postcards!
MomsRising Education Fund
July 16, 2020
The 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, November 3rd is just a few months away! So many things feel uncertain and uneasy right now, but one thing that feels very certain is the urgent need for everyone to vote in 2020. You, me, and all of our neighbors, near and far. *Here’s the good news: MomsRising has a super easy, high-impact, and FREE way for YOU to help get out the vote while social distancing! >>> SIGN UP HERE to receive a FREE packet of 10 (or more) eye-catching voting reminder postcards to fill out! (If you already received postcards from us as part of the first wave of...
June 17, 2020
The very first Pride was a riot against police violence, led by Black & Brown trans women. What does this mean for today's uprisings against police brutality and the overall fight for LGBTQ+ liberation? Tune into this Pride Month conversation happening TODAY at 10am PT/1pm ET, co-hosted by MomsRising.org, Time's Up, and Equal Rights Advocates.
May 21, 2020
So many things feel uncertain right now, but one thing that feels very certain is the urgent need for everyone to vote in 2020. You, me, and all of our neighbors, near and far. Here’s the great news: MomsRising has a super easy, high-impact, and FREE way for YOU to help get out the vote while social distancing! >>> SIGN UP HERE to receive a FREE packet of 10 eye-catching voting reminder postcards to fill out! Our goal is to reach 1 million moms who don’t always vote and need some extra encouragement! Can you help us make it happen? Research shows that handwritten notes are one of the...
March 31, 2020
We’re all feeling it — the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for our loved ones and collective future, but we cannot ignore the many ways in which the coronavirus crisis is a gendered one, especially on Equal Pay Day – Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.
March 10, 2020
It’s this simple: paid sick days will help limit the spread of the coronavirus but over 32 million workers in our country – many of them in the food service industry – don’t have access to any!
March 5, 2020
It’s this simple: paid sick days will help limit the spread of the coronavirus in New York, but over one million workers in our state – many of them in the food service industry – don’t have access to any!
December 12, 2019
Add your name! We're sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, urging them to reject a Trump Administration proposal to legalize anti-LGBTQ and other discrimination.
October 30, 2019
Halloween is especially scary this year. Not because of the neighbor’s zombie decorations – and certainly not because of all the (adorable) miniature vampires at your door for candy. Nope. This year, Halloween is off-the-charts frightening because of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s LEGISLATIVE GRAVEYARD that is actively harming women, working families, the LGBTQ+ community, the immigrant community, and our democracy.
September 24, 2019
2 million people and their families. 2 million. That's how many people who work for the federal government and how many will benefit if Congress passes the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act this year! And here's the good news: Congress is so so close to passing this . And, even if you’re not a federal employee, the fact is that a win like this at the federal level, like every win at the local and state level, helps build the case for a national paid family and medical leave program that lifts every family in this country. → Add your name to our letter urging every member of Congress to champion...
September 20, 2019
Forget Wonder Woman’s lasso – it’s time to talk about YOUR super powers. You have secret super powers to help turn out the vote in Virginia’s super important November 5th election this year (every single seat in the VA State Legislature is being voted on)! Click here to activate your super powers! ***Super powers? It turns out that handwritten notes by YOU have real life super powers! Research shows that handwritten notes are one of the most powerful ways to get an infrequent voter to the polls on Election Day . And here’s the really exciting thing: We’re not just activating voters to cast a...
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