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…


  • Events: Past, Present & Future

    We reflected, relaxed and re-energized!

    Saturday, July 15th

    Our 3rd annual "Mama's Summit" was a huge success this year.  We'd like to thank all the facilitators, attendants and our Keynote Speaker, Charlene Carruthers.  Stay tuned for pictures and possible theme ideas for next year!

  • Events: Past, Present & Future

    Mama Conversation in Grand Rapids!

    Saturday, June 24th

    Ladies, it's time for a Mama Conversation & Play Date! Come explore the Mama’s Agenda and share some of your growing concerns around: Affordable Childcare Quality Education Paid Leave Issues Cost Of College Workplace Issues Earned Paid Sick Time Please join us: RSVP/More Information: phyllis@motheringjustice.org Potluck: Please bring a comfortable chair.

  • Events: Past, Present & Future

    5th Annual Mama’s March 2017

    Wednesday, May 10th

    This event was a wonderful day spent with mamas, members and those that support them.  Check out our blog which sums up the day perfectly!


  • 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.