Blog 7 of Top 25 Political Mom Blogs
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Favorite Blog Posts
This is a difficult question because there are so many terrific, well-written blogs. At MomsRising we list many of the blogs we love on the right hand side of this page: momsrising.org
From our own blog, we're proud that everyone from our grassroots members to policy experts to Cabinet Secretaries have shared their stories and opinions on MomsRising. Our blog-a-thons round up diverse voices and make it easy to findwriting on one topic by a range of experts, real people, academics, celebrities, and more. Here's one example from our blog-a-thon on the Affordable Care Act's one year anniversary.
Where We Are On The Political Spectrum
MomsRising is a nonpartisan organization. Over 80% of American women have children by the time they're forty-four years old--and everyone has a mother. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and other all have children--and all face similar economicy struggles. The fact is that having a baby is a leading cause of "poverty spells" in our nation--a time when income dips below what's needed for food and rent. We have a modern economy where three-quarters of moms are now in the labor force, but our public policies and programs haven't caught up yet from the 1950s. And the lack of family-friendly policies that most other nations take as a given impacts everyone regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. As such, MomsRising works with lawmakers on the right, the left, and in-between to support public policies that will improve the economic security of families in the U.S.
The Political Issue That's Most Important To Us
MomsRising prioritizes issues that will most quickly improve family economic security, and which our over million members prioritize. We listen to our members and also regularly work on issues as they emerge in collaboration with partner organizations. MomsRising works to ensure that parents can take time off of work to care for newborn or sick children, or to tend to their own or another family member’s illness. We work to ensure that all the products that come into our homes are free of toxic chemicals. We work to ensure that mothers aren’t discriminated when it comes to housing and jobs. We are working to close the wage gap between men and women. And MomsRising also works to ensure that everyone who needs healthcare coverage is able to get it, as well as to move forward policies to encourage breastfeeding, to get access to early learning opportunities, sick days, and more.
If We Were In Charge At the White House For One Day, We Would...
Wow. Big question. We'd pass paid family and medical leave (as over 170 other countries have already done) so that new parents can spend time recovering and with their infants without losing their jobs. We'd also pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Healthy Families Act, ensure funding for Medicaid, Medicare, and Head Start, as well as update the Toxics Substances Control Act. Now, there's a minor problem of having to get all of these policies through Congress first. But let's not mention that now since we're in charge!
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