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Most families need both parents to work.
by Joan Blades

Most families need both parents to work.
Moms need to be able to work and earn fair pay and
have the flexibility in their jobs to also be primary caretakers.
- Joan Blades

Even though mother's issues are not front page news,
they touch us all personally, some more than others,
and I believe passionately in the power of grassroots engagement.
- Joan Blades

We are mortgaging our future.
- Joan Blades

We aim to express the passion of our members in something
actionable that we can all in fact do.
- Joan Blades

 

I have referred to myself as an accidental activist
on more than one occasion.
- Joan Blades

We've got 50 percent voter turnout for presidential elections.
That's appalling.
We can do so much better.
- Joan Blades

What we do is not going to be successful unless our members care about it.
- Joan Blades

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When you become active in the system and communicate to your representatives,
and they don't vote in accordance with your values,
your responsibility is to support candidates who will.
- Joan Blades

People think of us as an information distributor because
that's how they relate to the Internet.
But most of the time people already have pretty well established opinions.
- Joan Blades

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is:
mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.
- Joan Blades

I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing
the way we do politics in this country.
- Joan Blades

Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they
have a voter-verified paper trail.
- Joan Blades

I'm a mediator by training and inclination.
- Joan Blades

I find it odd that there's such strong objection to
what is a clear way to assure that our elections are
reliable and we can do a recount if there are any questions.
- Joan Blades

Common sense as well as common values all lead us.
Our future depends upon it and our present is going
to be vastly better when we get back to these basics.
- Joan Blades

Most jobs today are still structured the same way they were 50 years ago,
when most families had someone who could stay at home.
- Joan Blades

A book reaches a different crowd of people.
There are 50 different stories of very different individuals
participating in their communities either locally or
nationally in meaningful ways.
- Joan Blades

It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation.
Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children
with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do.
- Joan Blades

Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media.
The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media.
We have a forum in which people can post comments and
those comments can be rated.
We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about.
- Joan Blades

What is the biggest public forum in the United States?
We were told it's the Super Bowl.
The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs,
and the final statement is just written text:
Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?
- Joan Blades

We put together a one-sentence petition asking Congress
to censure President Clinton and move on to other pressing issues.
We sent it to under 100 friends and family,
and within a week we had 100,000 people sign the petition.
- Joan Blades

When we compile a petition, we often have members go
to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person.
This way they can experience a real connection with the staff.
- Joan Blades

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
- Anonymous

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends.
- Robert E. Lee

I know why families were created with all their imperfections.
They humanize you.
They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally,
so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
- Anais Nin

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

But what a cruel thing is war
to separate and destroy families and friends,
and mar the purest joys and happiness
God has granted us in this world,
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!
- Robert E. Lee

People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's families.
The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.
- Doug Coupland

We know that when people are safe in their homes,
they are free to pursue their dream for a brighter
economic future for themselves and their families.
- George E. Pataki

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that,
with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops,
their spouses, and their families.
- Michael Enzi

You know, as attorney general, there's no issue more
important than making sure you are safe,
that your families are safe.
- Charlie Crist

People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing.
Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly,
longing for death.
- Polly Toynbee

I will continue to support legislation that provides
American families and Seniors affordable health care.
- Ed Pastor

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet
increasingly suffer from unemployment,
poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung

American families be warned, if the White House doesn't send your jobs overseas,
they'll send your kids.
- Joe Baca

The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great
Depression and it has been increased 16 times.
It's a well-established economic policy to help families.
- John Freeman

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

Let us all take more responsibility,
not only for ourselves and our families, but
for our communities and our country.
- William J. Clinton

Who has suffered? The families of the dead,
no doubt.
But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because,
as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.
- Pervez Musharraf

In families there is always the mythology.
My father died when my kids were quite young still,
and yet they still tell his stories.
That is how a person lives on.
- Jessica Lange

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity,
it destroys religion, it destroys states,
it destroys families.
Any scourge is preferable to it.
- Martin Luther

Maybe if I'd not been able to kick a ball it would have been different,
but I doubt it because all my mates are decent blokes now,
just normal fellas with families.
- Robbie Fowler

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
- Ann Oakley

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

Public housing is more than just a place to live,
public housing programs should provide opportunities
to residents and their families.
- Carolyn McCarthy

By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here.
They are frustrated; I would be, too.
I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out.
- Russel Honore

Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is
wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country.
The drug's use is spreading across the United States.
- Rick Larsen

We are known as one of the few truly antifascist families in Munich.
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers,
are the bond that keeps most families alive.
- Stella Benson

I don't want women and their families to be left out and left behind.
We can fight for them.
We will fight for them.
They deserve better and I want to give them better.
- Barbara Mikulski

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families,
or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction,
I fear, is their fate.
- William Floyd

It's really fantastic because families can come to
my shows and they all like it.
It's really weird.
- Bonnie Tyler

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers,
factory workers, and many others who work hard every
day to provide the best for their families and their future.
- Leonard Boswell

Through the Young Men's Christian Association and principally
in Australia and North America,
as well as in South America, I came into contact with
families of these countries.
- Fritz Sauckel

Families homeschool for different reasons,
in unique situations, using a variety of methods.
- Lisa Whelchel

As a member of Congress, and a parent,
I understand the importance of ensuring that families
are able to provide a meaningful and proper burial for their loved ones.
- Jon Porter

The CIA is made up of boys whose families sent them
to Princeton but wouldn't let them into the family brokerage business.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

People who come from dysfunctional families are not
destined for a dysfunctional life.
- Bo Bennett

I am a great believer in found families and I'm not
a great believer in blood.
- Joss Whedon

Cost recovery is the polite way of saying,
make families pay to educate their children.
- Susan George

Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have
been at first princes' bastards.
- Robert Burton

I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely
unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
- Gerrit Smith

When we stand up for America, we stand up for what America stands for,
which is a safety net for our seniors and really helping
our families be able to help themselves.
- Barbara Mikulski

We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love.
I was extremely loved.
We always felt we had each other.
- Jim Carrey

Have fun in your command.
Don't always run at a breakneck pace.
Take leave when you've earned it, spend time with your families.
- Colin Powell

I got a cold feeling toward religion in general.
I don't think God would want to separate families.
- Ja Rule

I am hoping that in this year of the family we will
go into our families and reconcile differences.
- Louis Farrakhan


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