STATEMENT OF KRISTIN ROWE-FINKBEINER, Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising on the Re-election of President Barack Obama
November 6, 2012
“We’re Ready to Move Forward,” Says MomsRising Leader
“Today we congratulate President Obama on his re-election. We’re ready to move forward with him to ensure that we close the gender wage gap, to see health care reform fully implemented so that all our families get the health care they need, and to secure earned sick days for all workers.
“Moms had a great deal at stake in this election and they voted their interests. Access to affordable quality health care, fair pay, and earned sick leave, are just a few of the issues moms care about, and that they voted on in 2012.
“From making the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first bill he signed into law as president, to his historic achievement of implementing health care reform, President Obama has stood up for women, moms and their families and in this election, we stood up for him.
“MomsRising worked hard this year to encourage moms to get out and vote. MomsRising registered people to vote across the nation, educated people about the issues through online and on-the-ground interactive formats, ran a 'Pledge to Vote' program, conducted a virtual phone bank through which moms across the country reached out to other moms to remind them to vote on Election Day, shared a texting platform to help people find their polling places, and more. Hundreds of mom volunteers have been calling to remind other moms to vote whenever they could – after dinner, during kids’ naps and playtime, during a lunch break – to get out the mom vote.”