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Mothers Day Declaration 2012

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powerful women together doing business

Image courtesy of flickr user JodiWomack

From Mothers Speak Out – feel free to add your name and contact info to the comments, post a picture of your motherlife, and caut and past the declaration onto your FB page, blog, crosstitch it and hang on your wall — whatever!!

Together, Mothers Are Powerful. Last month’s furor over the remarks of political pundits and candidate’s wives launched a flurry of conversation among mothers.

Mothers have a voice of their own to add to the discussion. Authors, activists and others have been writing and identifying the issues raised this political season for decades, and women have been listening, again and again.

It’s time for mothers’ own voices to be heard.

We are a bi-partisan coalition of women’s organizations, experts, and writers who have diligently worked on bringing mother’s issues into the mainstream political discussion.

Some of us are advocates, and some are community organizations. Many of us are authors and experts about mothers’ lives as well. All of us recognize the value of a mother’s contribution to her family, both the paid and unpaid work that women do.

Our message is simple: all mothers need more support.

This Mother’s Day we want to get the word out about our ideas, our work, and our priorities. We offer the following list to provide resources for real information and places for women to gather for intelligent discourse on the many problems — and solutions — to the issues facing mothers and families.

We offer this list as an alternative to the tired and cliched coverage of mothers in the mainstream media. Please join your voice with ours this Mother’s Day. Together, Mothers are powerful. * * * * *

To see all the women and groups involved, please go to this page on Facebook and click on “comments” under the declaration.

’til next time – and Happy Mother’s Day!

Your (Wo)Man in Washington