Vote Like a Mother began with a sign. A cardboard sign, drawn for a protest march with my kids. A sign from the universe: you can and must do more.
I started Vote Like a Mother to rally moms for change. To amplify their voices and efforts. And to provide moms with opportunities to contribute, recognizing that we all have something to give -- be it time, money, or a platform.
When I think about voting like a mother, I think about improving our world locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. When you bring the concepts of care and respect into the voting booth, when your purpose is to build rather than to tear down, you're voting like a mother. There are lots of people that fit this description. Adoptive parents, stepparents, families of choice, trans people, guardians, aunties, grandmas -- it's about purpose, and about shared values of acceptance, equity, justice, and love.
For launch, we're proclaiming intention. Wear your heart on your sleeve with ethically, sustainably made Vote Like a Mother t-shirts and totes: they're designed by moms and 100% of profits go to mom-run, impactful nonprofits like MomsRising.org. Check out Get Involved for tools and opportunities, no matter what you can contribute, from signing petitions to calling Congress, from to protesting to fundraising. Subscribe to our newsletter via Home for updates as our movement grows and VLAM expands.
I come from a long line of rabble-rousers, to whom I'm indebted and grateful. I've attended marches and rallies since I was a kid, and I bring my kids with me now. The people doing the hard work of ongoing activism are an inspiration to me. Showing up and voting my conscience has never felt more dire. The consequences are real. I hope to inspire mothers (and everyone else) to get involved in conquering the darkness and sparking positive change.
To achieve the world we want:
one that's just, equitable,
and sustainable for the long term.
To get moms politically engaged and active.
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