In 2020, we’re joining the movement, standing with organizations and advocacy groups fighting to get American mothers the support they need and deserve.
But we can’t do it without YOU. We are calling on our community of 30 million women who read or watch Motherly content each month to help us seize this moment of pivotal change by declaring 2020 the #yearofthemother on January 20, 2020 and join the conversation.
For too long, the issues that women, children and families face have been treated as less important. The responsibilities of motherhood considered a departure from “real” work. The duties of family life the problem of those who chose to have children. The health of women, children and families, less important than other government priorities.
This is why Motherly is joining forces with Mom Congress, a coalition of non-profit organizations and individuals. We want to use our platform to amplify the work of those fighting to get America’s mothers the support they need.
Research suggests America’s mothers are the most stressed moms in the western world. We are parenting under intense and incompatible cultural pressures and doing way more than our fair share of unpaid work while increasingly serving as household breadwinners.
Today’s mothers are stressed out and burned out and deserve better. Today’s mothers are better educated than any generation before, working more than ever before, and our governmental policies, corporate governance, and culture have not adjusted to provide the support needed to ensure mamas and families thrive. We stand with and for America’s mothers, not a political party, and advocate for solutions that will reduce maternal stress and benefit women, families, and the country.
and 2020 is the year we get it.
and declare how you are taking at least one strong action to support motherhood in 2020. For example, you might pledge to submit a request for a pumping room on behalf of the moms in your workplace. Then, share your personal pledge on social media with our hashtag #yearofthemother.
to ask for their support. (It’s easier than you think―here’s how to do it.)
in your community by hosting a #yearofthemother meetup in your home or a favorite local location. Create your own questions to start a meaningful conversation, or use our Conversation Toolkit.
Mom Congress is where mothers learn how to lend their voices to pressing national policy issues affecting motherhood with real-time calls to action and the ability to meet with lawmakers together. Learn more here.