FOX 2 – Mothering Justice is an organization working to raise the voices of colored moms that is virtually celebrating its annual Mama March for the second year in a row, but its drive for change has not wavered.
“We focus on issues that disproportionately affect mothers and families,” Eboni Taylor said.
Mother Justice celebrates Mama’s march for women of color virtually on the champion’s agenda
Mothering Justice is an organization working to raise the voices of colored moms that is virtually celebrating its annual Mama March for the second year in a row, but its drive for change has not wavered.
This year’s march brought together collective voices advocating the Mothering Justice agenda
“Our guiding light for this work is our mother’s agenda which is our political agenda,” Taylor said. “We have seen the problems of women and the problems of the mother ignored.”
One of these key issues they say is child care.
“Childcare is based on misogyny and racism and has never been taken too seriously with a profound impact on public policy,” Taylor said.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made recorded comments for the virtual event.
“The work you’ve been doing to fight for policy change across the country gives us hope,” Whitmer said.
The governor believes support for policies that affect mothers can be obtained through the American Rescue Plan.
“My budget proposal uses the bailout plan to invest in children and the next generation,” he said. “The reality is that this budget needs to be approved by the Michigan legislature.
“Mothering Justice is working hard and doing our part to influence some of the $ 5.9 million Michigan will have to receive from the American Rescue Plan,” said Aqeela Muntaqim, Mothering Justice.
Another key issue for Mothering Justice is women’s pay equity.
“As a former union organizer, I am pleased to see that President Biden is asking the Senate to protect the right to organize or the PRO Act, so that workers can bargain collectively with higher wages,” he said. American Representative Andy Levin, 9).
As Mothering Justice continues to fight for change, they encourage moms to make their voices heard by contacting state and federal lawmakers.
“We’re making calls because mother’s departure is really critical to us, as well as the mother’s agenda,” said Krista McClure, Mothering Justice.
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