MomsRising is a grassroots, online-based effort (sorta like MoveOn.org) to mobilize moms–and those who care about moms–across America “as a cohesive force for change.” The group’s main purpose:
…[B]ringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force for 2008 and beyond.
According to CNNMoney.com, MomsRising “advocates and coordinates grassroots campaigns for maternity/paternity leave, child care, job flexibility, and more after-school programs.” The group’s founders give details on these core principles in the book, The Motherhood Manifesto.
I’m planning to get my copy of the book, along with a documentary film by the same title, so I can host a MomsRising House Party. (If you live in the Cincinnati area and want to be invited, send me an email to let me know!)
If you’re interested in “working together to build a family-friendly America” (the group’s motto/tagline), you can join for free here. And to go that extra mile, you might even volunteer or donate to the cause. It seems like a pretty easy yet powerful way to effect real change.