Who We Are

We are citizens Calling attention to the deeply concerning state of family health in the United States. We proudly stand beside the diverse American families who are doing the difficult and rewarding work of nurturing our future generations.

We march For the future health and well being of mothers and babies. We march for children, for fathers, partners, grandparents, and communities. In this future, the United States is no longer last amongst developed countries in maternal mortality. In this future, black babies are not twice as likely to die as their white counterparts. In this future, all parents have the option of paid leave, prematurity rates are falling (not rising) and healthcare (like prenatal and maternity care) is easily accessible.

We are Single working mothers. We are middle class working families. We are the daycare moms, the stay at home moms, the mother who steals into her child’s room late at night to watch him sleep, tired after a long shift.

We are Those suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety, those overwhelmed after returning to work, those who struggle, those who strive.

We are The parents who drive 50 miles each way to see their obstetrician, the parents aching to hold their 29 week preemie who is being cared for in the NICU, the parents trying to piece together parental leave from carefully-saved sick days and vacation.

We honor The incredible strength of surrogate parents and foster parents. We honor the journeys of adoptive parents and IVF parents.

We are Native mothers, African-American mothers, immigrant mothers, Spanish-speaking mothers, Arab mothers, mothers in Hawaii and Baton Rouge and in Flint, Michigan. We are those who were born here, and those who were not. We are LGBTQI people and their families.

As we march, we acknowledge and celebrate the diverse experiences of parenthood and family life in the United States.

We are Healthcare providers: nurses, physicians, midwives, assistants. We are community health workers: doulas, home visitors, social workers, counselors.

We are Partners and fathers, the strength standing alongside our life-givers. We are the village that holds up each family.

As a whole, a community of families, we must raise our voices to raise the collective consciousness about maternal and child health and well-being.

We believe That each and every family in the United Stated deserves the respect, rights, recognition, and resources that will help them thrive.

We believe That access to caring, compassionate, and quality medical and mental health services for parents and families is one of the most important components of a healthy society. Our goal in marching for moms on Mother’s Day, 2017, is to make a more equitable society and health care climate—so all families can live happy, healthy, and free.

We see a better futureFor American families. Do you see it, too? Will you march with us?

We believe That access to caring, compassionate, and quality medical and mental health services for parents and families is one of the most important components of a healthy society. Our goal in marching for moms on Mother’s Day, 2017, is to make a more equitable society and health care climate—so all families can live happy, healthy, and free.