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.
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.