7 Surprisingly Powerful Movements Led By Moms

Check out this roundup of some of the most influential cultural and political movements that were founded by awesome moms throughout history.

by Fatherly
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Moms have historically wielded serious political and cultural clout. Who knew? To wit, we’ve rounded up seven mom organizations whose influence rivals the Masons, or Oprah Winfrey. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom (please don’t march on us). Check out these pro-women movements and be amazed.

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Women’s Christian Temperance Movement

One of the most influential organizations against alcohol in pre-Prohibition America, the WCTU’s newspaper was founded by the original MADD mom – Matilda B. Carse, whose son was killed by a drunk wagon driver in 1874.

La Leche League

Another Mother for Peace

Cagney and Lacey and widely supported by the entertainment industry as it lobbied Congress against Vietnam and led an unsuccessful boycott against consumer corporations that made weapons. It did, however, succeed in ensuring Hollywood’s perception nationally as a den of liberal agitators.

Mothers of the Playa de Mayo

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America


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