A favorite of Red Room author Joan Blades.
Name of founder: Joan Blades, cofounder of MoveOn.
Year founded: 2006
Mission: MomsRising works to bring important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of public debate, and to create cultural and legislative change to build a more family-friendly America.
Profile: Three quarters of American women are now in the labor force, but much of American culture and economics is based on the outdated assumption that there is a full-time wife at home taking care of the children. MomsRising works to make legislative policies and workplace culture match the dynamics of the American family. Not only is this the moral thing to do, it is common sense that a healthy economy requires healthy families.
MomsRising works on local and national levels. It welcomes everyone who cares about families, the future of our country, and equity for women. Its agenda encompasses the concerns of stay-at-home moms and working mothers. Its issues relate to the diversity of American families and families of all income levels.
–Huntington W. Sharp, Editor, Red Room
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