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#MomTheVote is a social media campaign to inspire and energize every mom in the U.S. to use the power of her vote to make a difference in her life, her family’s life, her community, and the world her children will grow up in.
Every mom wants the best for herself and for her family
Throughout this election season, the What to Expect Project will use the hashtag #MomTheVote to inspire and energize every mom to use the power of her voice to make a difference. We’ll break down issues and policies that impact the health, safety, security and economic wellbeing of you and your kids — now, and in the future — including health care, child care and paid family leave.
MOTHERHOOD IS THE ULTIMATE SISTERHOOD
#MomTheVote is about encouraging our fellow moms to vote
not telling them who to vote for (or against)
How do we help make this goal a reality?
To empower you to speak up on issues and vote for candidates who vote for you and your family.
To focus on positive change instead of negative partisanship.
Make voting as easy and accessible as possible.
To clear up confusion and sort out facts.
Knowledge is power. Voting is power. Having the knowledge to make informed voting decisions is more powerful still.
Heidi Murkoff, Founder
Hope through action. Hope through advocacy. Hope through the vote.
Throughout this election season and beyond, join us in using the hashtag #MomTheVote to spread the word about the importance of voting — because the power of your vote can make your life happier, healthier, less stressful and more secure.
For most working parents, child care is essential- but child care is not considered “affordable” for many parents in the US. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services deems child care “affordable” if a family pays no more than 7% of their income - 2/3 of parents spend more.
How do we make child care affordable for all? #MomTheVote allows us to use our voice to send a message to lawmakers. Vote for families first, vote for fair, quality, accessible child care. Vote for those who are providing the care to earn a fair, living wage! By voting, you are using your voice to make a change for your future. Learn more about how to #MomTheVote at www.whattoexpectproject.org/momthevote or click the link in our bio. 💜💙...
Every mom shares the same goal: A healthy, happy, safe, secure future for herself and the family she loves. How can every mom help make that goal a reality? By voting. #MomTheVote whattoexpect.com/momthevote...
Motherhood is the ultimate sisterhood, and every day, too many of our sisters die unnecessarily from complications of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. No mom should give her life giving birth - we can and must do better on Maternal Health Awareness Day and every day.
Maternal Health Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate, advocate and empower women and families. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation with a consistently rising maternal mortality rate (pregnancy-related deaths), despite spending more per capita on health care than any other country. Pregnancy-related deaths or associated complications can be caused by preeclampsia/eclampsia, obstetric hemorrhage, infection, suicide and drug overdose. Sadly in the #UnitedStates, an estimated 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related deaths - Black women being three to four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related deaths than white women. 303,000 women die around the world from pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths, every year. That’s one woman every two minutes. Studies say about 60 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable.
Our collective future depends on healthy women having healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries so they can deliver a healthy future for themselves and their babies. It's up to all of us to make this our collective responsibility. No exceptions, no disparities. It’s time to show the world we're ready to provide the best care possible to protect moms and make this a National Day of Awareness. Thank you @firstladynewjersey for making #MaternalHealthAwarenessDay #NewJersey a top priority and fighting to deliver a safe beginning and healthy future for every mom and every baby. Nurture our nurturers. 💜
#latepost Mothers Day Post 💓 instagram was scheduled yesterday so we could be present 💝
Mom. Mother. Mommy. MAMA. There are many different names to call the person who gave us life. Each year, there's one day dedicated to celebrate the incredibly beautiful mamas in our community. Here’s to each of you and the power you hold in your heart and for being the center of it all. Mother’s Day is every day. Happy Mothers Day from VMC!
The United States is the only wealthy nation with no federal paid family leave policy. As a result, nearly a quarter of moms in the U.S. return to work within two weeks of childbirth — which we all know is far too soon. No mom or family should be forced (because of economic or job insecurity) to go back to work before she has recovered from pregnancy and childbirth.
@potus originally included 12 weeks of paid family leave in his #BuildBackBetter plan, but it's been reduced to four weeks, and even that amount is uncertain. Let’s do something about. #MomtheVote
Contact your elected officials TODAY and urge them to #SavePaidLeave to #BuildBackBetter....
countonmothers is a legislative advocacy tool for mothers. We aim to collect as many voices as possible on legislation that has been introduced. One policy at a time. Policies that directly affect the well-being of our kids and our families. If you’re a mother, tap the bio link to get yourself in for the count. We are getting ready now to survey mothers on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023. #assaultweaponban #mothersunite #mothersunited #mothersknowbest #momsareeverywhere #momlife #momthevote...
One year later, the gutting of reproductive freedoms in the U.S. is still hard to grasp-but more urgent than ever not to accept. It’s a right I took for granted over my entire reproductive lifetime, and never had to use. But I was exceptionally lucky. I had two completely healthy pregnancies and two completely healthy babies with someone I loved and who loved me. I wasn’t forced to carry a rapist’s baby. I wasn’t coerced into pregnancy by an abusive partner. I had no complications that threatened my life or my future fertility, no miscarriages that needed management, no devastating diagnoses for my still-developing babies. And I had the respectful, responsive, comprehensive, quality reproductive healthcare I needed, but that too many women don’t receive - because of where they live, the color of their skin, their ability to pay, their immigration status.
Our crisis of preventable maternal mortality-especially among Black and Brown moms and those living in reproductive and maternal care deserts, continues to worsen, with maternal and infant mortality higher than ever and higher still in states with the most restrictive laws-and increasingly, with the fewest maternal healthcare providers. Because - no surprise - when healthy women are able to plan healthy pregnancies when and if they choose, and with the healthcare they need and deserve, they’re far more likely to have healthy outcomes.
There is no room in an exam room - or a bedroom - for legislators. But there is room in our legislatures for change that would codify our freedoms and protect our lives, and the lives of our sisters and daughters and granddaughters. We will just have to vote for it. Personal choices - and lifesaving medical decisions - about pregnancy can be excruciatingly painful, heart-wrenching to make. But they should be ours to make, in consultation with our healthcare providers, not our elected officials.
Reproductive health is the foundation of maternal health-and as I always say-the foundation of a healthy future for our moms, babies and families. Let’s work to make it secure for everyone. #maternalhealth #reproductiverights #vote #momthevote whattoexpectproject whattoexpect...