What is a Mamavist?
A Mamavist is what we affectionately call our volunteers and activist. Mamavist help us carry out the purpose of Mothering Justice in communities and around the State. We are looking for 50 mothers from around Michigan to help be ambassadors around issue advocacy and voter engagement
What we need from you
There are 3 main things we will be asking Mamavist to do. With the assistance of our Director of Leadership Development Phyllis Jacob we will ask you to 1)engage lawmakers, 2) work with the media and 3) contact your family and friends about the upcoming election
Engaged Lawmakers- Mothering Justice works to have face to face meetings with lawmakers around our Mamas’ Agenda issues. We are asking that Mamavist call and email lawmakers about our organizations and help us schedule meetings. We would like to meet with local, statewide and national elected officials around our policy priorities and ask them to work with us on pushing our agenda.
Work with the Media- It is very important that we build a support network of mothers that cares about our issues and one of the most important way to do that is get out message in the press. We are looking for moms that have stories about the cost of childcare, lack of leave policies, unfair treatment in the workplace and traumatic birth experiences to be willing to share them. We are also looking for activist on these issues to talk about what needs to be done to create a just society for families.
Contact Family and Friends About the Upcoming Election- Mothering Justice is running it’s first ever phone a friend program. This program is designed for individuals to reach out to 50 people in their network ( or phone book) that they think need to be encouraged to vote this year. Mamavist will phone text and mail their network between the beginning of October and election day reminding them why it’s so important to vote.
The support we will give you
We like to say you “ no experience necessary, passion required” Mothering Justice is a family of awesome people that will help you every step of the way. From putting your experience into words to helping you figure out what to say to people about voting this year. We just need your willingness to help and we’ll get you started and stay with you the entire way.
Press Conference in Detroit 9/22/16
Press Conference in Lansing 9/26/16
Mothering Justice was in attendance at the Women's March held in Lansing. Our Founding Director, Danielle Atkinson, was a keynote speaker.
Mama Summit July 2016 Promo Video