Get Involved!

Contact your elected officials and let them know how you feel. Please read, print and follow these 4 easy steps:

1. If you do not wish to write your own letter, and are in agreement with our statement below, please start by highlighting and copying our statement for posting at the site of your elected officials.

2. Click Here and find your Representatives by entering your zip code under the box in the middle of the page entitled Take Action and click GO.

3. Then click on Compose Your Own Message above the faces of your elected officials that you are sending your letter to.

4. Please fill in the fields as you wish. For Subject: we suggest Help Mothers and Children. For Issue Area please select children/families. If you do not wish to compose your own letter, please paste our message into the main text field. Then just enter in the text fields as they apply to you.

This is our suggested statement: Highlight this letter below, copy and then paste it into the body of your email. Or, better yet, write your own.

To my Elected Officials,

The United States is the only industrialized nation not to have universal health care and public preschool in place. As a nation comprised mainly of families with two full time working parents and single full time working mothers, what is your position on these two issues ? What is your record of action? The face of the American family has changed. When is the corporate culture and social policy going to change with it so that parents can hope to have someone home at a reasonable hour to guide our children each day? In addition, how can we make it easier for mothers who wish to reenter the work place, do so with out being penalized for it in terms of taxes, part time pay scales and/or flexible working schedules? After all, mothers produce the "human capital" of the next generation, something everyone benefits from. If we are all going to share the benefits, we should share the financial burden, like other competing nations. Do you agree? Thank you for your consideration.

We at MOTHER: THE JOB thank you for taking your time to show your support for making our families stronger by recognizing the value of mothering...OUT LOUD.


For more information on how you can get involved with Mother: The Job, please contact: Alexia Nye Jackson at alexia@motherthejob.org

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