Social Justice at MOM’s

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

We are teachable. Mindfulness, education and communication are essential in cultivating an inclusive environment in which all MOM’s employees are treated, developed, and promoted fairly.

We rise by lifting others. Our social justice journey is ever-evolving, and there is always more work to be done. We are focused on progress, not perfection.

Indifference makes no difference. We continue to fund and partner with nonprofits that are impactful in the social justice movement. We seek to create, facilitate, and encourage change that has a tangible effect in the community around us.

Honor Juneteenth With MOM’s

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, is a celebration of the liberation of enslaved people after the Civil War on June 19, 1865. The holiday commemorates the day during which the last enslaved African-Americans in Texas learned of their freedom––more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Juneteenth has been celebrated since 1865, and was declared a federal holiday in 2021.

“The United States incarcerates its citizens more than any other country. Mass incarceration disproportionately impacts the poor and people of color and does not make us safer. Ending mass incarceration is the civil rights issue of our time.” – Equal Justice Initiative

On Juneteenth, MOM’s is donating 5% of sales to 3 social justice nonprofits:

Center for Constitutional Rights
Mid Atlantic Innocence Project

Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. They provide research, education, and recommendations to further criminal justice reform and to change the narrative about race in America.

Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, they have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach.
Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, they have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach.
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Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project works to prevent and correct the conviction of innocent people in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. They have one of the highest success rates in the country for exonerating those who have been wrongfully accused.

ACTIONS WE TAKE AS A COMPANY

Training

We incorporate social justice themes into training materials across the company. This is an ever-evolving process, which will continue to develop and grow.

Diversity Recruitment

We strive for fairness in the application process with the goal of diversifying our pipeline of candidates, managing bias, and building an even more inclusive environment at MOM’s.

Reporting Unfairness/Bias/Harassment

We create resources and procedures to provide a safe and transparent space for MOM’s Team Members to report instances of unfairness, bias, and harassment.

PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS:

DMV

Audubon Naturalist Society

Focuses on bringing nature to all in the D.C. region, promotes diversity and inclusion, and supports environmental justice advocacy and legislation.

Baltimore

Baltimore Community Toolbank

The Baltimore Community ToolBank serves community-based organizations by providing tools, equipment, and expertise to disrupt the cycle of inequitable distribution of wealth by sharing resources within their community. 

New York

Groundwork Hudson Valley

Groundwork Hudson Valley works to navigate and create solutions for high-risk threats of climate crisis in low-access and marginalized communities and provide environmental education for urban students 

New Jersey

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters

New Jersey League Of Conservation Voters work to elect and retain political representatives that prioritize environmental conservation and justice.

Pennsylvania & Nationwide

Green Amendments for the Generations

The Green Amendment movement works to secure and protect federal environmental rights and to ensure all people have access to a clean and healthy environment and stable climates. 

Political Actions we Support

Raising The Minimum Wage

S.53 – Raise the Wage Act of 2021

  • To give millions of Americans a long-overdue raise and lift struggling workers and their families out of poverty.
  • Take Action (For businesses)
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Ending Poverty

H.R.67 – Expressing the moral responsibility of the Congress to end adult and child poverty in the United States.

  • To express the moral responsibility of the Congress to end adult and child poverty in the United States, and to support passing policy provisions to reduce adult and child poverty, racial disparities, income and wealth inequality, and increase of opportunity for all.

H.R.1558 – Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021

  • To reduce the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half in 10 years, reduce the number of children in deep poverty, and reduce child poverty among racial or ethnic groups with disparate poverty rates.
  • Take Action
Healthcare

HR1976 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): Medicare for All Act of 2021

  • To ensure health care as a basic right for all, by establishing a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • Take Action
  • Take Action

H.R.5742 – Equitable Health Care for All Act

  • To prohibit discrimination in health care based on race, religion, and other characteristics.

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021

  • To fill gaps in existing legislation to improve health outcomes for BIPOC moms and tackle long-standing health care disparities, including infant and mother mortality rates.
  • Take Action
  • Take Action
  • Take Action
Reparations

HR40 – Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

  • To address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States from 1619-1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery, its subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans.
  • Take Action
  • Take Action
Voting Rights

H.R.4 – John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 / S.4 – John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021

  • To combat intentional and targeted voter suppression tactics that have disproportionately affected communities of color, impacting their access to the ballot box.
  • Take Action
  • Take Action

S.2747 – Freedom to Vote Act

  • To create national standards that ensure voting options are equally accessible across all 50 states and DC, prevent attempts to implement deliberate barriers to voting for Black and Brown communities, restrict lobbying and dark money in politics, and ensure that Congressional districts are drawn to promote fair representation.
  • Take Action
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Reforming Drug Policy

H.R.3617 – Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act

  • To decriminalize cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, and to provide for expungement of certain cannabis offenses.
  • Take Action

H.R.4020 – Drug Policy Reform Act of 2021

  • To refocus strategies for addressing dangerous drug use from strategies focused on controlling and punishing to a system that is health focused, evidence-based, and respectful of self-determination; especially in historically overpoliced, low-income communities. 

HR 1693 EQUAL Act and S79 – Supported by ACLU

  • To eliminate the racist sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine laws.
  • Take Action
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Environmental Justice

H.R.2021 – Environmental Justice For All Act / S872– Supported by Sierra Club and others

  • To prohibit disparate environmental impacts on the basis of race, color, or national origin as discrimination, and to provide that aggrieved persons may seek legal remedy when faced with such discrimination.
  • Take Action

HR 516 Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act– Supported by Sierra Club

  • To establish an interagency Environmental Justice Mapping Committee that must create a tool to identify “environmental justice communities”: communities with significant representation of communities of color, low-income communities, or tribal and indigenous communities that experience, or are at risk of experiencing, higher or more adverse human health or environmental effects, as compared to other communities.
  • Take Action

THRIVE Act– Supported by Greenpeace

  • To respond to the urgent concurrent crises of racial injustice, the undermining of Tribal sovereignty, mass unemployment and economic inequality, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, and climate change by establishing a national agenda to transform, heal, and renew the United States.
  • Take Action
Ending Discrimination

HR5 Equality Act– Supported by National Black Justice Coalition

  • To prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system.
  • Take Action

H.R.2116 – Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022

  • To legally prohibit race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locs, twists or bantu knots.
  • Take Action
  • Take Action

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