‘Tis the season for gratitude and MOMentum!
In November, fired up by your relentless energy, generosity and kindness, the MomsRising community celebrated the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Build Back Better Act; which the MomsRising community made over 876,000 constituent contacts to help make happen! We also observed Native American Heritage Month (with a BONUS book list), cheered for the CDC approval of vaccines for children ages 5-11 and proudly witnessed the signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
And we asked, what’s in your heart today?
Keep reading to learn more.
And thank you for being a part of all this. Your gift is making such a difference!
Kerri and everyone at MomsRising.org
Lowering prescription drug prices. Expanding Medicare to include hearing coverage. Investments in home- and community-based services. Ask your members of Congress to support these BIG health care improvements and more in the Build Back Better Plan.
Photo: MomsRising member Deb from Wisconsin shared what’s in her heart. Read her story, and many others, at 10 Stories From 10 Hearts - We Are MomsRising.
IN OUR HEARTS
Earlier this month, we asked members like you an important question: What’s in your heart right now?
"My heart is grateful for folks who work for children and moms. Kids are our future. We need to do everything in our power to nurture and sustain them." — Jane from Pennsylvania
“I am guessing many who are part of MomsRising are empaths like me, who feel responsible for fixing all the wrongs done in the world. May we feel joy, and grow in joy as we work together and know we are not alone in this quest.” — Deb from Wisconsin
“My heart is ok. I have other issues; I am 70 years old, and I have arthritis, alzheimer...However, my heart is ok.” — Manolete from Oregon
Our MomsRising community is an incredibly powerful and renewable source of energy and love ❤️ Celebrate with us by reading these stories and more at 10 Stories From 10 Hearts - We are MomsRising.
THE LONG ROAD TO BUILD BACK BETTER
We, TOGETHER, just helped move a mountain — the Build Back Better Act passed the U.S. House, with 4 weeks of paid family/medical leave, free Pre-K for all 3 and 4 year olds, policies that cut childcare costs in half, living wages for care workers, maternal health justice provisions, an expansion of the Child Tax Credit, home- and community-based services for people with disabilities and the aging, and so much more! That was A LOT of work, powered by the contributions and spirit of members like you. Key mom-power highlights include:
- A crush of thousands of calls to Congress from members like you urging them to vote the Build Back Better Act forward ASAP
- Moms and caregivers went to offices of key members of Congress to deliver a powerful message (and real life cute care bears along with member stories!): Don’t put parents in an unBEARable situation, vote YES on the Build Back Better Act.
- Dozens of adorable (and powerful) caregiver parades to share why families and caregivers need the Build Back Better Act
- A mighty march and rally in Washington, D.C., to lift the importance of the Build Back Better Act to care workers, families, businesses, and the economy, alongside Service Employees International Union, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Women’s Law Center, and Paid Leave for All, the #CareCantWait Coalition; and MomsRising also organized a powerful #CareCantWait event on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol with many members of the House and Senate, including the Speaker of the House, to rally for Build Back Better.
MOMSRISING IN THE NEWS
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: We have an historic opportunity to transform child care
“The math just doesn’t add up. We need federal support.” — MomsRising member Kate Rosenbaum
INEQUALITY.ORG: The Rich Already Have Paid Leave. Meet One of the Activists Behind the Fight to Make it Universal
“No one should risk losing their last moments with their parents because they have to clock in and clock out for work.” — MomsRising Vice President Ruth Martin
CNN OPINION: Congress is one step closer to fulfilling its promise to women voters
“The working women of this country fought for this Congress; it’s time for this Congress, especially the Senate right now, to fight for them.” — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, National Women’s Law Center President Fatima Goss Graves, and National Domestic Workers Alliance Executive Director Ai-jen Poo