MomsRising.org the online, grassroots organization for moms and anyone who has a mom has gathered more than 20,000 signatures from moms, dads and others across the United States who want to know how a McCain/Palin administration would support policies that help America’s families. MomsRising.org Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and DC-area moms will deliver the letter to Governor Palin’s DC office:
12:30pm, Wednesday, September 24
444 North Capitol NW, Suite 336
The letter says in part:
“It was dazzling to see a mom on the stage at the Republican convention accepting the Vice Presidential nomination. There are too few mothers in the boardrooms and high levels of political office. As members of MomsRising.org we celebrate your path from PTA to Vice Presidential candidate, but we didn't hear much in your speech about what you and your party will do for mothers and families.
“… Our nation can’t afford to ignore the issues of mothers and families any longer. We want to know where you stand on the issues which are critical to mothers like healthcare, fair pay, paid family and medical leave, afterschool programs, childcare/early learning, paid sick days, and flexible work options.
“With now three-quarters of American mothers in the labor force, but a societal structure which hasn’t caught up to that modern reality, we, as a nation, are at a crisis point for our families. Bottom Line: Mothers want to ensure the well-being of their families. No mother should have to choose between taking care of a sick child and feeding her child. And no mother should have to choose between taking her child to the doctor and paying rent.
“Governor Palin, if elected Vice President of the United States, how will you support mothers and families?”
The full text is available on the MomsRising.org web site at www.momsrising.org.
The letter is part of MomsRising.org’s MomsVote ’08 effort, which includes Get-Out-the-Vote activities, debate watches, voter registration and educating the candidates about issues that matter to America’s families, like paid family leave, flexible work options, afterschool programs, health care for all children and affordable child care.