FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, 06 November 2012
by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and Co-Founder,
MomsRising on the Re-election of President Barack Obama:
“Today we congratulate President Obama on his re-election. We’re ready to move forward with him to ensure that we close the gender wage gap, to see health care reform fully implemented so that all our families get the health care they need, and to secure earned sick days for all workers,
“Moms had a great deal at stake in this election and they voted their interests. Access to affordable quality health care, fair pay, and earned sick leave, are just a few of the issues moms care about, and that they voted on in 2012.
“From making the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act the first bill he signed into law as president, to his historic achievement of implementing health care reform, President Obama has stood up for women, moms and their families and in this election, we stood up for him.
“MomsRising worked hard this year to encourage moms to get out and vote. MomsRising registered people to vote across the nation, educated people about the issues through online and on-the-ground interactive formats, ran a 'Pledge to Vote' program, conducted a virtual phone bank through which moms across the country reached out to other moms to remind them to vote on Election Day, shared a texting platform to help people find their polling places, and more. Hundreds of mom volunteers have been calling to remind other moms to vote whenever they could – after dinner, during kids’ naps and playtime, during a lunch break – to get out the mom vote.”
MomsRising.org is an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, flexible work options, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination, which penalizes so many others. MomsRising also advocates for health care for all, toxic-free environments, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families. In 2012, Forbes.com named MomsRising’s web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the third year in a row.