Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Power of the ONEsie

MomsRising is an organization that works at a grassroots level to campaign for issues such as family leave, maternity AND paternity leave, better after school programs, flexible work hours, and fair wages. To say it's family friendly is an understatement. MomsRising groups are popping up all over communities across the country these days and I myself have become a supporter.

MomsRising has a goal of bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force for 2008 and beyond.

"Despite all the rhetoric about being family-friendly, we have structured a society that is decidedly unfriendly... What's missing now is a movement. What's missing now is an organization. That's why MomsRising is so important." -- Senator Barack Obama, 9/28/06

Right now they are working extra hard on their Power of the ONEsie project. It's fairly simple. You either buy a onesie from the MomsRising website or you creat one yourself and mail it in. You could even do a onesie party and make a whole mess of them to send to the Power of the ONEsie display! That display which is currently hanging outside of the Washington State capital is helping to bring awareness to the Family Insurance Leave bill that Washington State is currently working to have the Governor sign into law. MomsRising won't stop there! They will continue to work on each state until it reaches Washington, D.C. and all the states enact this law. To me, this is so simple to do and support. It helps not just individuals, but whole communities. When things are balanced in one area it will spread. As an individual and as someone who is part of a community I will do my part. I will send my onesie. I will spread the word and try to gain more knowledge about how I can continue to help and fight for equal rights, wages, and healthcare.

Want to send a onesie yourself? Go here and do your part.

1 comment:

  1. Hello this is Katie from MomsRising - I received your Onesies and they look FABULOUS. Thank you so much for including your card - I do like to send thank you notes where I can. The project is getting awesome response and we're looking forward to our next display!


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