About us

Mothering Justice is a statewide project dedicated to returning decision making power to the ones affected by these decisions the most.

By empowering mothers to influence policy on behalf of themselves and their families, Mothering Justice hopes to change the future of families in Michigan for the better. For too long, mothers have been defined by others but, as a group, they have been left out of the conversation. Whether they are soccer moms, security moms or stay at home moms, mothers act with a one focus – what is best for their families. But, so often, women with children have to rely on others’ judgement on issues of financial security. When women with children are not able to advocate for solutions to the problems they care about, a vital voice is missing from the discussion.

Through advocacy, leadership development, voter empowerment, and promoting family-friendly advocacy, Mothering Justice will  raise the voices of mothers  and help them become policy makers and shapers.

The overall goal of this organization is to empower a well-organized group of mothers that can engage fellow mothers and law makers around a variety of issues that affect working families.


  • Events: Past, Present & Future

    Building a New Poor Peoples Campaign

    Wednesday, September 6th

    This organization will be meeting at the Charles H. Wright Museum.  The prolific Reverend William Barber will be the keynote speaker. Reverend Barber's Advocacy Platform

  • Events: Past, Present & Future

    One Fair Wage Rally

    Thursday, September 7th

    Roc United of Michigan will be hosting a rally uplifting their current program. All participants are asked to meet in front of the "Spirit of Detroit" statue at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building.  Through their ONE FAIR WAGE campaign, they will be advancing campaigns across the country to pass…

  • Events: Past, Present & Future

    Mama Conversation

    Friday, September 8th

    Mothering Justice will be hosting it's next Mama Conversation this week. This is a time for mothers and supporters to come together and discuss issues plaguing their communities.  We'll come up with solutions and uplift one another in sisterhood and motherhood.  Please bring a friend and snacks will be provided.


  • Eliminate Wage Theft

    It’s the core concept of employment, and it’s simple: go to work, put in the hours, and get paid the promised wage. But for many of workers around the United States, this basic premise is…

  • Affordable Child Care

    Again and again, when asked what is the most important issue affecting financial stability, mothers talk about the cost of child care. For middle income families full time childcare is unaffordable. Mothers are under great…

  • Increase the Minimum Wage

    When you work hard in Michigan you should be able to pay the bills, care for your children and family members, and share in the benefits of economic growth. The minimum wage was is intended…

  • Paid Sick Days

    When workers clock in sick, they risk spreading illness to their co-workers and their customers and, when parents aren't able to take their children to the doctor, they put the health of other children and…

  • Family Medical Leave Insurance

    Family Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) enables workers to continue to provide for their loved ones during these rare events in a career. It is job-protected, paid leave that can be used by an employee if…

  • State Budget Project

    The priorities of politicians in Lansing are out-of-touch with the needs of Michigan’s families. We need to stay focused on our family’s and state’s future by investing in high quality schools that prepare today’s students…


Being a member of Mothering Justice means you are with us as we fight for you and your family. Our issue campaigns are about you so let us know what is important to you. Together we can be the change we seek.