Don’t give us brunch; Give us social change.
What is the most important thing we can we give our mothers this Mother’s Day? It’s not brunch, flowers, or jewelry; It’s social change. How about public policy that supports children and families? How about legislation that will not force us to choose between caring for our families and keeping our jobs? How about joining every other industrialized nation that has paid leave for mothers to care for newborns? Why don’t we honor our mothers by fighting for equal lifetime earnings, paid sick days, and access to health care? We see through the fluff and we do not want stuffed animals. Give us what we need most: lawmakers with real family values who fight for mothers and families, policies that allow us to be better mothers, and the choice to be with our children. So, give Ann Romney all the trinkets that she wants, but the rest of us need and want social change.