Moms RisingSince 2006, MomsRising has been working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America.
Our members are bringing important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country's awareness. Together, we are working to create both cultural and legislative change, on both the national and state levels.
Last year alone, MomsRising's members took over a million actions in support of families, and in the process, were covered in the media over 1,000 times. Together, we are making major progress -- policies at the Congressional and state levels that have been stuck for decades are now moving forward, and some have already become law. For example, MomsRising played a key role in securing paid family leave in New Jersey, Washington, and paid sick days in Milwaukee. Our efforts also helped pass legislation which removes highly toxic phthalates from young children's toys and products, and the Consumer Product Safety Reform Act that will better protect our families from toxic substances.
Our Issues: M.O.T.H.E.R.S.
These are the core issues that are at the ba
M Maternity/Paternity Leave: Provide paid family leave after a new child comes into the family.
O Open Flexible Work: Promote jobs that have work hours and career options that allow parents to meet both business and family needs: flexible work hours and locations, part time options and the ability to move in and out of the labor force while raising young children without penalties to wages and benefits.
T TV We Choose and Other After-School Programs: Ensure safe and educational opportunities for children after the school day such as accessible and affordable afterschool programs, age-appropriate computer games, as well as more educational television options and an independent television rating system, with technology that allows parents to choose appropriate programs for children.
H Healthcare for All Kids: All children must have quality health care.
E Excellent Childcare: Quality, affordable childcare should be available to all parents who need it. Childcare providers should be paid at least a living wage and healthcare benefits.
R Realistic and Fair Wages: Two full-time working parents should be able to earn enough to adequately care for their family. In addition, working mothers must receive equal pay for equal work.
S Sick Days, Paid: All people should have access to paid sick days.
MomsRising welcomes everyone who cares about families, the future of our country, and equity for women. We may not all be mothers, but we all have or have had a mother. The MomsRising agenda encompasses the concerns of stay-at-home moms and working mothers. Our issues relate to the diversity of American families and families of all income levels. Join MomsRising today!