We’re learning how to become an anti-racist company.
We are teachable. This past year we’ve spent time connecting with employees, forming interdepartmental groups, drafting training materials, reading books, developing study groups, and overhauling processes. Our goal is to create a culture in which all MOM’s employees are treated, promoted, and developed fairly.
Indifference makes no difference. We’ve formed new partnerships with nonprofits that are impactful in the social justice movement. We’re taking action through advocacy- supporting bills that fight for sentencing reform, private prison reform, raising the minimum wage and donating to pro social justice political candidates. We aim to create, facilitate, and encourage change that has a tangible effect on the community around us.
We have the courage to grow. We have found our footing in our Social Justice Journey, but there is much work to do. We are focused on progress, not perfection. This is just the beginning.
On June 19, 2021, we donated 5% of sales to social justice organizations!
The Sentencing Project
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” – Angela Y. Davis
Take Action: Sign a Petition
Decriminalize Marijuana (Last Prisoner Project)
Purpose: Eliminate criminal penalties, clear criminal records and create social equity programs focused on repairing damage to individuals and communities impacted by decades of prohibition.
Second Look Act
Campaign to End Life in Prison (The Sentencing Project)
Purpose: Create a sentence review procedure for people serving sentences longer than ten years in federal prison.
Restore the Voting Rights Act and End Voter Suppression
(Rock the Vote/Equal Justice Initiative)
Purpose: Tell your Senators it’s time to restore the full protections of the VRA, end voter suppression, and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act!
We’re Taking Action as a Company
We are incorporating social justice themes into training materials across the company. This is an ever-evolving process, which will continue to develop over time.
We are creating more fairness in application processes with the goal of diversifying our pipeline of candidates, managing bias, and building an inclusive environment in all MOM’s stores.
We are creating resources and outlining procedures in order to provide a safe and transparent space for MOM’s Team Members to report instances of unfairness, bias, and harassment.