Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Political Moms Make Family Values Their Baby

Political Moms Make Family Values Their Baby

Mothers' groups are talking to presidential campaigns about family values. It's time, says a founder of Moms Rising, to focus on paid sick days for workers, equal pay for women and affordable health care for all.

Mothers act up on stilts in Boulder, Colo.

(WOMENSENEWS)--Wobbling forward on stilts is one way to gain attention.

That's why four founding members of Mothers Acting Up have been visible high above the crowds in more than 80 events since the group launched on Mother's Day 2002.

"It became such a perfect metaphor for Mothers Acting Up," says Juliana Forbes, communications director for the Boulder, Colo., group focused on political advocacy for children around the world. "One of the biggest hurdles is really becoming public and visible in your community. If you're up on stilts, you are so visible. Everyone's looking at you."

Building on their strategy of mobilizing active members to

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