Male Allies Join the Movement
Dear United States Congress:
In January, 50 prominent women called for a Marshall Plan for Moms: a 360-plan to get women back to work that includes:
- Direct payments to moms, who have had their paid labor in the workforce replaced by unseen, unpaid labor at home.
- Passing long overdue policies like paid family leave, affordable childcare, and pay equity.
- Retraining programs to ensure women can fill the jobs that will exist.
- Plans to safely reopen schools 5 days a week.
We stand with them. We need a Marshall Plan for Moms — now.
When more than 30 years of progress for women in the workforce can be erased in 9 months, the underlying system is broken. It’s time to create a new structure that works for women, that respects and values their labor.
Men have a role to play.
As partners and fathers we need to start doing our share at home. Studies show we are failing.
As the majority of employers we also need to create more protections and flexibility for working moms, and to put an end to the “motherhood penalty” that punishes them for exercising it.
President Biden and Vice President Harris have called the crisis affecting moms a “national emergency.” We agree. For that we need Congress to pass a national solution: a Marshall Plan for Moms.
Women have been fighting for equality for centuries. Now is the time to finish that fight and rebuild our economy to finally value women’s work.
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