Who we are
Mothering Justice is a statewide project dedicated to returning decision making power to the ones affected by these decisions the most.
By empowering mothers to influence policy on behalf of themselves and their families, Mothering Justice hopes to change the future of families in Michigan for the better. For too long, mothers have been defined by others but, as a group, they have been left out of the conversation.
Whether they are soccer moms, security moms or stay at home moms, mothers act with a one focus - what is best for their families. But, so often, women with children have to rely on others' judgement on issues of financial security. When women with children are not able to advocate for solutions to the problems they care about, a vital voice is missing from the discussion.
Through advocacy, leadership development, voter empowerment, and promoting family-friendly advocacy, Mothering Justice will raise the voices of mothers and help them become policy makers and shapers.
The overall goal of this organization is to empower a well-organized group of mothers that can engage fellow mothers and law makers around a variety of issues that affect working families.
IN THE NEWS
Our Director of Communications, Tomicka Robinson, gets interviewed at the MI Progressive Summit 2017. youtu.be/NCqb4spgoHI
Our Founder and Executive Director, Danielle Atkinson, talks about advocacy, motherhood and everything in between.
When choosing between work or health is literally life or death.
Press Conference for Paid Leave Bill package
Paid Leave Bill package is introduced with Mothering Justice front and center.
A Mothering Justice member shares her story. www.wilx.com/content/news/A--new-bill-could-give-paid-sick-leave-to-Michigan-workers--415105803.html
michiganradio.org/post/home-birth-midwives-are-now-regulated-michigan-what-does-mean-moms And to get a first-hand account of what having a home birth is like in Michigan is Danielle Atkinson, a mother of five, who had three of her babies born at home.
youtu.be/011dRCyWBeQ A mothers advocacy group calls on the President and Congress to work on behalf of them.
Groups push lawmakers to pass Paid Sick Days
Ford Foundation's work doesn't end with 'grand bargain'The Detroit News-Jan 19, 2015Mothering Justice is one of five small organizations that the Economic ... grant will pay for her to be a full-time organizer for Mothering Justice, ...
Activists: Breast milk corp. targeting black momsThe Detroit News-Jan 13, 2015But Danielle Atkinson, founding director of Mothering Justice, a Royal Oak group working to advance the financial stability of mothers, said ...
Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In MichiganCBS Local-Apr 3, 2013... sick at work or send a sick child to school,” said Danielle Atkinson, director of Mothering Justice, an advocacy group that opposes the bills.
Why Black Women Are the Voting Bloc to Watch in the MidtermsThe Nation. (blog)-Oct 17, 2014The Detroit-area group Mothering Justice is taking a similar approach. On Tuesday night, it will hold a conference call for black mothers about ...