MoveOn Founder Creates Statist Mothers’ Group

Mother’s Day is a good time to look at yet another left-wing group, MomsRising.org, demanding your wallet be raided. This organization is brought to you by the same people who brought MoveOn.org to America.

MoveOn co-founder Joan Blades explained the rationale for the group in a 2006 article, “The Motherhood Manifesto,” in the far-left Nation magazine.

The three-year-old 501(c)4 lobbying group, MomsRising.org, uses vaguely pro-family sounding language to dress up its desire to foist more anti-family Big Government programs on the nation.

It sums up its issues using the acronym MOTHERS: M: Maternity/Paternity Leave; O: Open, Flexible Work; T: TV We Choose & Other After-School Programs; H: Healthcare for All Kids; E: Excellent Childcare; R: Realistic & Fair Wages; and S: Paid Sick Days for All.

The MomsRising website is generally careful not to explain how these programs would be put into effect or how much taxes would have to be raised to pay for them.

On the MomsRising blog, Amy Cross argues mothers should abandon their motherly duties to make a political statement within the household:

These days between May day and Mothers’ day, it seems the perfect moment to suggest a little something for moms from the labor movement–a strike.

That’s right, I want mothers everywhere to walk off the job, excepting single moms who are essential workers.

For at least 24 hours, or as long as you can hold out, I want everyone to stop making breakfast-lunch-and-dinner and loading the dishwasher. Stop matchmaking socks without soul-mates. Stop combing tangles and playing lego. […]

The suggestion by Cross for a little bit of political theater at home might have been intended as a joke, but the various liberal and radical allies of MomsRising are no joke.

The “aligned organizations” it identifies on its website include: AFL-CIO, ACORN, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Families USA, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), MoveOn.org, National Organization for Women (NOW), Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC), Progressive States Network, Roosevelt Institution, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

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