Welcome to MOMENTUM: The MomsRising Impact in 2022, a report highlighting the victories, progress, and power-building achieved by the MomsRising community in 2022.
PART 1: Executive Letter, MomsRising By The Numbers, Vision for 2023 and Beyond
Together, moms and caregivers are an incredible, unstoppable, often underestimated, powerful force. Our state and national legislative victories, the massive narrative shifting media coverage we’ve generated, the Mom Voters we’ve activated, and the fact that we’re moving our nation toward being one with a care infrastructure where every family can thrive proves this point.
2022 was a year of unexpected victories.
Unexpected because while moms and caregivers know we’re powerful together, moms still face intense wage, hiring, and other discrimination in our nation – and moms of color experience compounded discrimination due to structural racism.
We know our nation can do better. In fact, we’re proving it.
In 2022 MomsRising won transformational policy changes that bettered the lives of families, boosted the economy, and lifted democracy. These include protections for pregnant and nursing workers, lower prescription drug costs, childcare and early education investments, infant formula security, a massive mobilization of Mom Voters, and much more.
Our victories prove that together we can modernize our outdated policies. And our movement is growing each day. We are audaciously RISING as the passionate, energizing, effective, and tenacious force for much-needed change that our nation needs right now.
What began with a handful of women, MomsRising today has grown to over 1 million members strong, with volunteers in every state, staff in 18 states, and an audience reach of over 250,000,000 people.
As we celebrate the MOMentum we’ve achieved, we also look ahead to 2023 and beyond. With you, we will continue to take on the most critical issues facing women and families, spark even more victories, and build a brighter future for us all.
Now is our time. Thank you for believing in our power together.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Monifa Bandele, Chief Strategy Officer
Ruth Martin, Senior Vice President & Chief Workplace Justice Officer
Donna Norton, Executive Vice President
Xochitl Oseguera, Vice President, MamásConPoder
Gloria Pan, Senior Vice President, Member Engagement, Campaign Innovations, Gun Control
Nate White, Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Technology
MomsRising is a movement of more than a million people working to increase family economic security, stop discrimination, and build a nation where everyone can thrive.
MASSIVE MEMBER ENGAGEMENT IN 2022
The MomsRising community took an unprecedented number of actions urging elected leaders, corporate decision-makers, and Mom Voters to act.
BREAKING THROUGH IN 2022
In media outlets big and small, the MomsRising community broadly and consistently shifted the national narrative in 2022, delivering powerful messages time and time again that improving the economic security and health of moms and families is vital to our nation’s success.
VISION FOR 2023 AND BEYOND
2022 was a year of legislative policy victories, massive narrative shifting, dynamic MOMentum building, and mighty movement expansion. MomsRising powerfully moved mountains, legislative policy, public narrative, and voters(!!) in 2022. Now, in 2023, we are continuing to rise, to open avenues for even more moms and parents to be heard by those with the power to make the much-needed changes we seek, and to shift the narrative in ways that demonstrate the urgency and widespread support for our work to improve the lives of moms and families in 2023 and beyond.
Together we’re building MOMentum by:
- Turbo-charging much-needed transformational legislative policy change in Congress, state legislatures, and local school boards by building a care infrastructure (childcare, paid family/medical leave, and eldercare/homecare), expanding access to abortion care, and moving forward gun safety, maternal health, fair treatment of immigrant families, youth justice reform, and more.
- Changing the national narrative to one that respects and reflects the paid and unpaid work of moms and caregivers, including by building on the success of the Inflation Reduction Act to show our nation CAN (and must) afford family economic security policies like child care and paid family/ medical leave, along with fairer tax policies which cover new program costs, in order for businesses, our economy, and our families to thrive.
- Igniting our growing movement on a national and local level by expanding our leadership training programs, including by continuously giving moms inspiring actions they can effectively take with school boards, Congress, the White House, and the ballot box to build toward much-needed transformational change that modernizes our public policies.