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As spring blossoms around us, so does your MomsRising MOMentum! IN A BIG WAY!

This is our most expansive update this year, so please take a moment to scroll down and see all the many gorgeously powerful pictures of moms rising across the nation, including with leaders at the very top!

From moving the narrative and building momentum at the highest levels of our national leadership to child care wins, training volunteers, amplifying moms’ voices in the media, and saving moms' lives, your support is ushering in a vibrant transformation to our movement.

Keep reading to discover the uplifting, major MOMentum you made this April, and thank you for your continued support as we sow seeds of change and nurture hope for all families.

With deepest appreciation,

Kerri, Kristin, Tina, Diana, Lauren, Nina, Donna, Selina, Gloria, and everyone at MomsRising


In no small part due to your efforts, including sharing your stories, signing petitions, posting on social media, going to meetings, and calling leaders over the past many years, we had a history-making moment this month. President Biden stood alongside MomsRising and other organizations and committed to working to finally pass 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, affordable child care, aging and disability care, fair pay for care workers, and an expanded Child Tax Credit. He is right that doing all that will lift our economy and our families. It was a remarkable moment that raised the bar for all other leaders to reach, shifted the narrative, and put even more momentum behind these policies. Big wins!

MomsRising members were a big part of the #CareCantWait Rally, and also participated in the #CareCantWait Town Hall the next day, including by sharing a personal care story and posing a question to the U.S. Senators who joined us.

MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (center, bottom photo), Senior Vice President Xochtil Oseguera (middle photo), and local MomsRising volunteer Taylor Moyer from Virginia Beach all spoke on the same stage as President Biden, highlighting the urgent need to address the care crisis.


With your support, we brought together 41 powerful moms (plus many babies, kids, and caregivers) from 25 states for our 2024 Mom Power Bootcamp in Washington, D.C.! The volunteers shared their stories, engaged in leadership development, grew their advocacy skills, and participated in GOTV tactic trainings to gear up for the 2024 election and continue building MOMentum to advance child care – and are fired up to get out the mom vote! The moms immediately put their power into practice with events on Capitol Hill and at the White House.

This MOMentum-building meet-up also included our Toddlers’ Choice Awards to celebrate child care champions, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA), House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (MA), Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR), and Jimmy Gomez (CA).


In April the MomsRising community celebrated the seventh annual Black Maternal Health Week, founded by our partners at Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Black Maternal Health Week is a week of awareness, activism, and community building where the voices of Black Mamas are centered.

We invited people to share their birth stories (read these powerful stories on our Instagram) and to call on Congress to pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus, a packet of legislation that takes urgent, serious action to end the maternal health crisis.

Thank you for supporting this work to ensure that every person who becomes pregnant or gives birth has access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience.


Mom Power surged on the ground in 19 states this April as more than 300 moms and caregivers led 52 creative (and colorful!) local story-sharing and power-building activities to celebrate and advocate for the care infrastructure that we, our businesses, and our economy need, including: Affordable Childcare, Paid Family/Medical Leave, Aging and Disability Care, Fair Pay for Care Workers, and Maternal Health Equity.

Check out these smiles, powered up by supporters like you!










New Hampshire


North Carolina




A MomsRising volunteer is truly a superhero, often juggling care for children and loved ones with community and work obligations, and sometimes under seemingly impossible conditions. Yet you still find the time to take action by lifting your voice, sharing your stories, showing up at meetings, rallies, and elected representatives’ offices, and so much more.

You are the critical ingredient in MomsRising’s secret sauce.

Thank YOU for the incredible mom power you generate!

In honor of National Volunteer Week, MomsRising is appreciating – raising a glass to, applauding, sending huge waves of love to – YOU!


PBS NEWSHOUR: Child care costs are about to start dropping for families that need the most help
How amazing that in some of the states where folks are struggling the most, this will make an impact.” — MomsRising Early Learning National Director Nina Perez

THE NEW YORK TIMES: How Patty Murray Used Her Gavel to Win $1 Billion for Child Care
“This billion dollars translates into more child care for moms with families, allowing them to fully participate in the work force, greatly benefiting our communities and our economy.” – MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

ESSENCE: Black Maternal Health Week: These Groups Are Dedicated To Improving Maternal Health Outcomes For Black Women
MomsRising is featured for its work to end the Black maternal health crisis.

THE 19TH: Tax Day came and went without a vote on the child tax credit
“We are just failing abysmally at supporting people. Unequivocally, an ‘F.’”– MomsRising member Cassie Williams

MS. MAGAZINE: Which Political Party Is Budgeting for Women’s Futures?
Features our Valentine’s Day of Action in Washington, D.C., urging Congress to pass policies that America’s moms love – child care, nutrition for women and children, an expanded child tax credit, and more.

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