A word from MomsRising

I was in Mrs. Banks’s second grade class the first time I learned the significance of voting. I was so bummed that I would have to wait 11 years for my vote to count!

My enthusiasm for democracy nearly a decade ago was honorable, but I could not have imagined the impact that elected leaders could, can, and will have on my family and community. Today, things like unequal pay, paid family leave (or lack of), childcare costs, and more are in question.

MomsRising is taking action, and you can too.

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555094_10151765405056610_593250378_nBring it.

That was the reaction that many MomsRising members shared last week when the U.S. Senate voted to block the Paycheck Fairness Act from moving forward the same week that new data from the U.S. Census showed the pay gap had closed by only 1 cent. [1]

Bring it. The fight is ON and we’re voting for candidates who support equal pay.

But before we take our fight to the ballot box we have to make sure we’re registered to vote.

*Click here to make sure that your friends and family are registered to vote and to remind them that voting is critical this November.

In most states, voter registration deadlines are just around the corner so there’s no time to spare. By clicking above, we’ll make it easy for you to remind your friends to register to vote by posting an image, sending an email, and more.

Our “Mad Men” era workplace policies–unequal pay, lack of paid family leave, childcare that costs more than college, lack of paid sick days, the need to raise the minimum wage, and more–are getting some much needed attention lately, but the fact is that not a whole lot is being done about it in Congress beyond talking.

The fight is on. There is an election right around the corner and this is our chance to elect leaders who truly represent families.  Women and family economic security issues are more than just political footballs and talking points.

Our voices, and our votes, matter. #WEMatter. #WeVote #TogetherWeArePoweful!

*Don’t forget to click here to get your friends registered and fired up for election day!

http://action.momsrising.org/signup/GOTV2014/?t=10&akid=5799.2083883.1fUcD1

Together we’re a powerful force at the ballot box for women and families (but only if we’re registered to vote).

-Ruth, Ashley, Donna, Kristin and the whole MomsRising.org team

P.S. If you, or any of your friends and family would prefer to get information on how to register to vote in Spanish, just click here.

[1] Salon

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