Mothering Justice is proud to announce our 4th annual Mamas' March Mothers are coming together to celebrate Mother's Day and call on legislators to act on issues of economic security for mothers and women
May 5, 2015 10:30am-12:30pm Lansing State Capitol Rotunda
JOIN US What it is: A one day event at the capitol to celebrate activist mamas and make legislative visits about the Mamas' Agenda and other issues.
Why this is important: 1) Moms should be sharing their stories on issues like access to paid sick days, affordable childcare, infant and maternal mortality, access to water and healthy food, we have powerful stories to share. 2) We need to keep the spotlight on stories of families that have been left behind with policies that put business first and put workers last. 3) This is an opportunity to come together with activist mamas representing an array of issues. Its' not only and opportunity for learning but for partnership. Are issues are so interconnected and all of them are important
These are the issues Mothering Justice works on and will be talking about on May 1st. We welcome mothers who have other issues to come and be a part of our day.
The Mamas' Agenda Life/Work Balance Issues Access to paid sick days Elimination of wage theft Increase in the minimum wage Expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act to include all families Affordable child care Equal pay
Reducing Infant and Maternal Mortality Giving mothers more birth options Creating greater access to doula services for low income women Promoting baby friendly hospital policies Promoting policies that protect breastfeeding mom
Safe and Healthy Community Issues Access to public transportation Culturally competent policing Access to water Gun Safety