Saturday
Jul252009

We received a $10,000 grant from the Women's Fund!

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $10,000 grant from the Women's Fund of Western, MA in support of our political arm, MomsRising of the Pioneer Valley. Three cheers for the Women's Fund! With these funds, we will be able to continue to pay our very part-time, very amazing community organizer, Marianne Bullock, as well as continue advocating for policies and legislation that support and value families. For more information on MomsRising of the Pioneer Valley, email Marianne Bullock at marianne@motherwoman.org.

Saturday
Jul252009

MomsRising members meet with Senator Kerry's staff

Last week, fifteen mothers with children in tow met with Kerry advisor Stephen Meurnier to talk about the importance of all people having access to health care. In attendance were mothers, non-profit managers, attorneys,and health care providers. The following organizations were represented: MotherWoman, MomsRising national, MomsRising of the Pioneer Valley, Mothers of Color Awareness Initiative, and the Western, MA Health Care Alliance.

At the meeting, attendees shared stories and concerns, and heard from Kerry's advisor. The bottom line is that Kerry is in favor of a single-payer health system, but that he believes a single-payer bill is not politically feasible, so he will push for what can get to the president's desk.

One highlight was when toddler Quinton got hold of a pile of "John Kerry" envelopes and began flinging them around the room. Thanks Quinton for keeping it real!

Friday
Jul032009

Welcome!

Welcome to MotherWoman's new website! We hope you'll find it a useful and informative resource. If you have any questions or comments, please fee free to contact us!

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