On the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington, which are this week, MomsRising is joining women’s rights organizations and mom bloggers to mobilize women voters around the preservation of women’s Health and Economic Rights (HERrights) a movement designed to build an even stronger nation that lives up to its full potential.
To counter these threats, MomsRising has joined forces with the leadership of HERvotes, which includes organizations that are on the very forefront of women’s equity issues, including those representing women of color, women’s faith groups, and women labor leaders, along with a mixture of long-standing organizations like the 130-year-old AAUW, relatively new organizations like the 5-year-old MomsRising, and many more groups dedicated to fighting on behalf of women and their families.
We have all joined forces to bring the power of grassroots organizing both on-the-ground and online to mobilize women voters. As a start, this week, MyBrownBaby is partnering with MomsRising.org to launch that effort with a cross organization HERvotes blog carnival and social media effort.
- Breastfeeding Backlash?, Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.org
- Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Women, Vibhuti Mehra, Labor Project for Working Families
- Women Holding the Line, Ms. Foundation
- Preserving Medicaid for the Present and Future, Danielle Garrett, National Women’s Law Center
- Three Ways Not to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Gloria Feldt
- This Time, Vote Like You Mean It!, Cindy Pearson, Raising Women’s Voices
- The time to mobilize women voters is now in preparation for 2012, Carla Reed, WIN
- Lending Programs Give Struggling Small Business a Helping Hand, John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority
- Shop Healthy. Eat Healthy. Stay Healthy: Support Businesses Whose Workers Earn Paid Sick Days, Marianne Bellesorte, Pathways PA
- The Education Front of the War on Women, Melanie Ross-Levin, National Women’s Law Center
- Think You’re Covered? Think Again, Alicia Gay, ACLU
- Kelley Williams-Bolar: One Mother’s Struggle To Keep Her Family Secure, Dani McClain, Color of Change
- How Restrictions on Health Care Funding Affects Low-Income Women’s Access to Care, Amanda Dennis, Ibis Reproductive
- Your Genes, Your Rights, Sandra Park, ACLU
- “The Help” and the rights of domestic workers, Gayle Kirshenbaum, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association
- What revolution? Why haven’t women pushed harder for caring work to be valued?, Annie at PhD in Parenting
- Black Women Speak up! Tell Congress to Stay Out Of Our Wombs, Denene Millner, My Brown Baby
- Boost Social Security benefits to close women’s pay and caregiving gap, Aaron Keating, Economic Opportunity Institute
- A Woman’s Work on Economic Equality is Never Done, Kristin Maschka, Remodeling Motherhood
- Stop the War on Women: Elect Women, Sarah Burris, Emily’s List
- Commercialized Sexualization and the Choice to Opt Out, Susan Linn, Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
- Would You Rather?: Health Care Edition, Taylor Brannan, National Women’s Law Center
- In Massachusetts, Health Reform is a Lifesaver, Amanda Dennis and Kelly Blanchard, Ibis Reproductive
- Super Committee, Don’t Leave Behind Older Women and Their Families, Maggie Flowers, Wider Opportunities for Women
- Breastfeeding as a Health Policy Issue is a Win-Win, Karen Farley, RN, IBCLC, California WIC Association
- Economic Policy: It’s Personal, Nancy Wilberg, National Council of La Raza
- Brooklyn Grandmother Takes a Stand, Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.org
- Military Women Deserve Equal Medical Care, ACLU
- Unfinished Business: Let’s Get Busy, Melanie Campbell, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
- Friends Don’t Let Friends Stay Home on Election Day. Especially girlfriends., WIN
- Continuing and Sustained Attacks on Roe v. Wade, Stephanie Drahan, National Women’s Law Center
- Affordable Care Act Preventive Services are Good News for Women and Children, Jennifer Mezey of National Women’s Law Center for the Georgetown Center for Children and Families
- New Threats to Women’s Economic Security from the Super-Committee, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, National Women’s Law Center
- Equal Pay for Moms Now, Denene Millner, My Brown Baby
- Have You Had Enough? I Know I Have!, Kathleen Scully, Pathways PA
- Mark Women’s Health Equality Day by Joining HerVotes!, Lois Uttley, Raising Women’s Voices
- Creating a Safe Space in the Most Obvious Place: At Home, Alicia Gay, ACLU
- Woman Battles Insurance Companies to Get Her IUD Removed, Alicia T., care2.com
- Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and New Mothers Is Not a Work-Life Balance Issue, Dina Bakst, A Better Balance
- Ladies, Get Your Vote On, Colleen Eliza, WIN
This blog post is part of the #HERvotes Blog Carnival. I encourage you to visit, enjoy and comment on the many blog posts written in support of women, moms, children and families, and Tweet and FaceBook this post, in addition to the ones you read on MomsRising.org, with the #HERvotes hashtag to lift your voice, too.
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Love MomsRising! Women in other countries have fought tooth and nail for rights we still don’t enjoy here in the states. I hope before my daughter is in the workforce and having her own children that we have paid maternity leave, real support for breastfeeding, that our right to choose is still intact and that we have real healthcare for everyone. I can dream, right?