WHAT WE DO
Mommy GOTV (Get Out the Vote)
Mothering Justice works to identify underrepresented mothers from around Michigan and turn them out to vote. Mothering Justice provides information about candidates and polling locations/times. We stress the importance of a mother's vote. In 2010 Mothering Justice ran its first voter engagement program. Mothering Justice knocked on doors made calls and sent mail to increase voter turnout.
Through one-on-one conversations, Mothering Justice meets with mothers around the state to learn about issues facing families in Michigan. From lack of time off of work to take care of a sick family member to the need for affordable health and child care, families - and mothers in particular - often feel like they are fighting an uphill battle alone. Through strategic campaigns and proven advocacy tactics Mothering Justice works to educate law makers and the general public about these and other problems and OUR proposed solutions.
Mothering Justice conducted a survey of activist mothers, and when asked about their feelings toward running for office many respondents said they were interested in running for office but don’t feel qualified. Mothering Justice with other leadership development organizations conduct specific training programs that focus on equipping mothers for leadership. Mothering Justice trainings address the specific needs and strengths of mothers.Trainings are ongoing.
Family Friendly Activism
It is Mothering Justice's goal to help advocacy organizations increase their involvement from mothers by providing designated spaces for children at organizational gatherings. Mothering Justice understands that many mothers would like to participate in organizational functions but are unable to because they feel pressured to keep their children quiet or leave at any sign that the child might be a distraction. Mothering Justice volunteers provide stimulating child care for organizations and training for organizations on how to host their own childcare.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Psychological and Physical