Friends, your October MOMentum was a scream!
Thanks to the support of so many generous donors like you, participation in our Be a Voter, Raise a Voter MomsVote program was wickedly good, from over 14,500 volunteers handwriting and sending nearly a million postcards to remind people to vote, to registration drives, to reaching Latina voters through What’s App, and MUCH more. Moms are fired up to vote this year!
Read on for MomsVote and more of the boo-tiful MOMentum you made possible this month. We’re overflowing like a Halloween candy bowl with gratitude for your energy and support.
Kerri and everyone at MomsRising.org
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that ensures people who were brought to the U.S. as children can live and work in the communities where they grew up, is in grave peril. Tell your member of Congress to act before it’s too late!
BE A VOTER, RAISE A VOTER
Powered up by supporters like you, our groundbreaking “Be a Voter, Raise a Voter” MomsVote program kicked into high gear moving voters to the polls on (or before) Nov. 8th!
- RESOURCES: Check where and how you can vote!
- VOTER POSTCARDS: Nearly a million handwritten mom-to-mom postcards are in the mail RIGHT NOW reminding infrequent mom voters to vote
- TEXTING: Launched just a few days ago, our volunteer texting program will help tens of thousands of moms find their polling place, see their ballot, and make a plan to vote
- WHATSAPP: We’re using the messaging platform to help Latina voters register, learn about issues, find their polling places and get to the polls
- DEADLINE REMINDERS: Helpful Ready, Set, VOTE! State Guides for voting are ready for Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
- INSPIRATION: Be a beacon of hope for other moms and families by making your mark as a voter on the map
- IDEAS: Crafts, activities, and ideas to celebrate voting with your kids
Kerri, see how powerful your gift is? When moms vote, moms win!
“I’ve always been the ‘introverted quiet girl’ and I learned being quiet is a great way to truly listen to people.”
This month we shined a light on Super Mom organizer and MomsRising Beacon Community Hub Leader Toshia (TBear). Your contributions help women like Toshia build mom power in their communities and make change at the local, state, and national levels.
Find out what inspired her to become a Beacon, why she has an affinity for bears and her message to future Beacons: TBear Rising: An Interview with Volunteer Super Mom Organizer Toshia
In other MOMentum, together we celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, National Coming Out Day, Diwali, and Youth Justice Action Month.
MOMSRISING IN THE NEWS
ASSOCIATED PRESS: ‘Desperation’: Child care struggle worsens in rural U.S.
"When Capri Jackson’s son was born in March, she had to leave her job at a victim services agency…‘There is not a single certified child care space.'" — Featuring MomsRising member Capri Jackson
NPR MARKETPLACE: Social Security recipients to get their biggest cost-of-living raise in over 40 years
“My rent is literally almost my entire Social Security check. There’s, like, $26 left afterward.” — MomsRising member Sandra Westrand
PR NEWSWIRE: WOMEN ARE VOTING Coalition Marks 11 Million Voters Contacted One Month Out from Election Day
“This will be a midterm election like no other. America’s moms are fired up to vote.” — MomsRising Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
TODAY: Executives warn of potentially tough economic times ahead
“We don’t know when it's going to get better, but we do know it will.” — MomsRising member Stephanie Lane
UNIVISION: What services make me a public charge? Expert clarifies doubts about the new regulation of Biden government
[Spanish] MomsRising Immigration Campaign Director Claudia Tristán is quoted at 0:55
THE SEATTLE TIMES [OPINION]: After 15 years, low wages forced me out of the child care sector
“We cannot build a functioning child care system or a strong economy if those caring for our youngest kids can’t support their own families.” — MomsRising Washington State Campaign Associate Reshonna Reynolds