MomsRising

Partners in Public Health: Improving the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

MomsRising is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, earned sick days, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many mothers. MomsRising also advocates for better childhood nutrition, health care for all, toxic-free environments, breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start, and a national budget that reflects the contributions of women and moms.

Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s women and families. In addition to being a grassroots force, MomsRising also has a strong readership reach: With over 3,000 bloggers, in 2013, Forbes.com named MomsRising's web site as one of the Top 100 Websites For Women for the fourth year in a row and Working Mother magazine included MomsRising on its “Best of the Net” list.

Mission

MomsRising takes on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to:

  • Bring the voices and real-world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation's leaders;
  • Amplify women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue & in the media across all platforms (from print to radio, to blogs, social media, and more);
  • Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country;
  • Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products.

Resources

MomsRising Breastfeeding Campaign

Support all breastfeeding and working moms - Sign-On Letter

Tell Congress: We need paid family leave for ALL working families!

Why is Paid Family Leave Important to You?

MomsRising Priority Area Campaigns

Recent Stories
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)