A mother's wish for Mother's Day
As families around the country celebrate the women in their lives this Sunday, I am reminded of the origins of Mother’s Day and how much we need that sentiment today. Women organized for peace, spoke out against war and grieved for every son that had been killed. Mother’s Work Day and Friendship Clubs took action by fighting poverty and unsanitary living conditions for poor women and children.
The Green Party stands against wars and imperialism which disproportionately affect women and children. Our 10 Key Values exemplify the early iterations of a “Mother’s Day” that had peace, equal rights and access to child care as its focus.
What does Mother’s Day 2019 offer the over 17 million U.S. women and their children living in poverty today? Neither corporate political party has prioritized any national initiative to eliminate poverty and hunger in the richest country in the world. In fact, their positions on war, climate and health care will contribute to the loss of life in our most vulnerable communities.
A Green New Deal will both create millions of good-paying jobs and stop climate change in its tracks by moving to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030. This is a comprehensive initiative that will improve the lives of women and children. It would ensure that everyone has access to clean water and air, affordable housing and other essential services.
We need to get our message out about the Real Green New Deal.
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On this Mother’s Day let’s honor the women who nurture us by building a political movement that promotes peace and non-violence here and abroad. The Green Party believes that cutting billions from the bloated military budget will give the gift of single health payer care, food security and universal federally funded child care program to all mothers and their children. It takes a political party like the Green Party to replace aggression and occupation with disarmament and diplomacy and we need your support to promote our peace offensive.
Steering Committee Co-Chair
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