Momsrising.org: The Motherhood Manifesto

THU, OCT 18, 2007 (1:17:28)

Joan Blades, well known for co-founding the e-advocacy group MoveOn.org, discusses her new organization, Momsrising.org, and internet advocacy in general. With this new site, she hopes to build an army of citizen activists who will push for strong maternity leave laws, improved health care coverage, and fair wages, among other issues. Do more “family friendly” policies make economic sense for our country? Does an active online community necessarily translate into political influence? Blades screens her documentary film, The Motherhood Manifesto, and explores the Internet’s ever-changing role in our political process.

+ BIO: Joan Blades

Joan Blades Is a co-founder and board member of MoveOn.org. which has an online membership of over 3 million. On Mother’s Day 2006 she co-founded MomsRising.org with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner to tap the power of online grassroots organizing for mothers and families in the U.S.A. She is also the co-author of The Motherhood Manifesto, a member of the Reuniting America advisory board, a software entrepreneur, nature lover, former attorney/mediator, author of Mediate Your Divorce, artist, Sunday soccer player and mother.

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