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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, 02 November 2012
 
CONTACT:
Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 : brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com
 

MomsRising Hosts Virtual Phone-Bank to Get Moms to the Polls
Moms Pledge to Remind Fellow Moms to Make Plans to Vote Tuesday
 

WASHINGTON, DC – In the final days of the 2012 Presidential Campaign, MomsRising, a grassroots community of more than a million moms working to achieve economic security for all families, will be conducting a massive Get Out The Vote phone banking initiative, with a particular focus on moms who are members of groups that have a history of low voter turnout.

 
JOIN THE PHONE BANK EFFORT HERE: http://action.momsrising.org/signup/MomsVotePhoneBank/?akid=3601.1647384.grhU5l&rd=1&t=3
 
“Moms are a powerful force and are poised to help determine the outcome of elections across the nation.  To make sure that moms are using their full political power, MomsRising members are reaching out to busy moms across the country to remind people to make a plan to vote on Tuesday.  Moms who, just like them, are worried about the economic security of their families and of the nation,” said Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder and executive director of MomsRising.  “Hundreds of thousands of women are registered to vote in this election, but many of them may not get to the polls without an extra nudge, or a reminder to make a plan to fit voting into their schedules.  We’re dedicated to making a difference this election by inspiring other moms to vote.” 
 
 MomsRising will be focusing their calls in 10 states: CA, CO, FL, IL, NV, NY, OH, PA, TX, WA.  These states were selected because they either have the highest MomsRising memberships per capita, or because they have experienced significant voter suppression campaigns aimed at moms and others.  MomsRising has set up a simple, easy online phone banking system so that its members can is urging its members to phone bank from wherever they are, whenever they can. 
 

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MomsRising.orgis an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States. MomsRisingis working for paid family leave, flexible work options, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination, which penalizes so many others.  MomsRisingalso advocates for health care for all, toxic-free environments, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRisingand its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families. In 2012, Forbes.comnamed MomsRising’s web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the third year in a row.