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Mother's Day week was action-packed with activities that celebrate, defend and empower mothers, from postcards and e-cards to posts and actions that #DemandMore for ALL mothers during the COVID-19 health crisis, and beyond. 

ACTION: Get Out the Vote in 2020 with FREE Postcards!

The MomsRising community really, really loves these voter postcards! Hundreds of members signed up to send these powerful Get-Out-The-Vote postcards for the 2020 election. Our goal is to send 1 MILLION of them this year, and we've plenty left for YOU to send. 

Sign up now to get your FREE voting reminder postcard packet!      

STATEMENT: HEROES Act Would Give America’s Working Families the Paid Leave and Other Essential Supports We All Need in This Pandemic

“The HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act is vitally important legislation that would provide the help the country needs right now when it comes to access to paid leave/sick days, health care, nutrition assistance, and aid to state and local governments. We urge Congress to pass it immediately, as we also recognize that more must be done to fully address the needs of families, businesses, and our economy." 

Read the full statement here.        

ONLINE EVENT: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on COVID-19 and Loneliness

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. Dr. Murthy will join our next #KeepMarching meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, to discuss Together.

Click here for more info.       


MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Pandemic Mother's Day: The Crisis and the road ahead


"Women and moms were hanging on by a thread before the pandemic...Now the thread is unraveling altogether...We need the PAID Leave Act yesterday." - MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner in The Hill, May 10, 2020 Read the full opinion here.





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