gradient_grainy2.jpg

WELCOME TO
THE MAMA LOBBY

VML_AppScreenshots_1.png

Join us to build the political power of moms and families.

WHAT ARE WE LOBBYING FOR?

Mama representation and truly family-friendly policy-making.

We're here for the mamas who want to practice civic self care. We’re here for the mamas who are parenting in a time when our rights are on the line. We’re here for the mamas who are fed up and who want to take action. We're here for a country with more mamas in charge. 

Kids in Color5.png
VML_topicbanners_C.jpg

American moms are not okay. We’re afraid to send our kids to school. We can’t afford childcare even if we do get off the wait lists. We have no paid family leave, no reproductive rights. Giving birth costs tens of thousands of dollars and we have the worst maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world.


For far too long women—especially moms of young children—have been left out of power. When gun manufacturers, the fossil fuel industry, and big pharma have more influence on our government than moms do—it’s time for us to fight back.”

LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY, VOTE MAMA LOBBY FOUNDER & CEO

THE APP

We made an app to help power the Mama Lobby to show up and shout out as a formidable voting bloc to elect & support mamas.

COMMUNITY

A community to find like-minded mamas online and IRL (in real life).

appshot_b_.png
appshot_c_.png

EVENTS

Events to hear from first time candidates and kickass mamas in office.

ACTIONS

Opportunities to advocate on your phone, in person, and at the playground.

appshot_a1.png
Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 5.00.43 PM.png

WHY MAMAS?

When we elect moms, we pass policies that support women, kids, and families.

Only half of women in their 30s & 40s showed up to vote in 2020. By the time women are 45 years old, 85% are mothers—but only 7% of Congress is made of moms with school-aged kids. 73% of Biden-voting moms with young kids are motivated to act—but activism largely excludes them.

Women are unheard because mothers are systemically kept out of the conversation, out of office, and out of power. No more.

VML_web_map3.png

% OF CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION MADE UP BY MOMS WITH KIDS <18

Mamas In Politics

7%

OF CONGRESS ARE MOMS WITH KIDS UNDER 18

34.8

MILLION MOMS ARE IN THEIR 30s AND 40s

82%

OF WOMEN IN THEIR 30s AND 
40s ARE MOMS

17.2

MILLION 30-40s 

WOMEN DIDN'T VOTE IN 2020

OUR CREATIVE COUNCIL

BUSY PHILIPPS, CHAIR, actress

JODIE SWEETIN, actress

ILANA GLAZER, actress

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, actress

JENNY MOLLEN, actress

& JASON BIGGS, actor

SHANIQUA MCCLENDON, media exec

EMILY FAVREAU, consultant

ERIN GLORIA RYAN writer

SARAH THYRE, actress

ELSA COLLINS, activist

OUR TEAM

LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY

 

Founder & CEO (she/her)

Mom of 3 fighting to elect more mamas. Founded Vote Mama in 2019 after running for the U.S. House of Reps in 2018.

VML_badge_host_liuba1.png

OUR BOARD

MARIANNA VAIDMAN STONE, Chair

Senior Strategy Advisor, Future Now Fund

KATIE BETHELL

Founder, PL+US: Paid Leave for the U.S.

YVETTE BUCKNER

Managing Director, Tusk Strategies

JULIE KASHEN

Director, Women’s Economic Justice and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

JESSICA KLEINKNECHT

Mother of 4

L. JOY WILLIAMS

Founder and Principal Consultant, LJW Community Strategies

JULIAN YAP

Founder, Realm

LIUBA GRECHEN SHIRLEY

Founder & CEO, Vote Mama Lobby