Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Moms Rising... "Motherhood Manifesto..." Activism Opportunity...

["The Motherhood Manifesto";  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17x235VynTY;  http://www.momsrising.org/aboutmomsrising]

Some stats (received via email on May 11, 2010) from MomsRising.org.

United States of America (U.S.):

25% of families that have children under the age of six years "live in poverty."

9,000,000 [9 M] children have no health care coverage - and many more have insufficient health care coverage.

14,000,000 [14 M] children have no supervision after school is out.  Forty thousand [40,000] of the these children are Kindergartners [approximately 5 years old].

Mothers that are raising children on their own [single moms] make approximately "60 cents... 'to a man's dollar.'"

The above stat is slightly better ["73 cents..."] for mothers in the context of marital relationships.

Women that have no children make approximately "90 cents... 'to a man's dollar'".

The U.S. is one of the 20 "most competitive economies in the world" - but is the only country that "doesn't require employers to provide sick days."

According to a study at Harvard - out of "170 countries" - the U.S. is one [out of just four nations] that does not provide "any form of paid leave for new mothers."

For additional information, visit "About MomsRising":  http://www.momsrising.org/aboutmomsrising

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