Moms Across America March 2013
From Sea to Shining Sea
Kathleen in Huntington Beach, California Zen and MAAM in Madison, CT
See a compliation video of parades:
From June 29th to July 7th, all across America Moms and supporters are joined into 172 parades to letting an estimated 1 million of their neighbors know about GMOs directly and millions more via media and word of mouth. This was an act of generosity and courage on a grand scale, an example of what makes America great! What awesome and generous people!
What makes America great is not the party in the White house or the rise in our economy, it is not the amount of wars we have won or popularity of our President. What makes America great are the individual actions of the people, and all people have Moms. Moms in America make the vast majority of all purchases, therefore we drive the economy. We are the social planners, of church communities and school activities, therefore we run our communities. Moms have the say so in the home about meals, health, chores and school homework, guiding our future generations to create the prosperity and success of America. In one sense you could say the state of America is the responsibility of our Moms. If there is anything you don’t like about America, we citizens, including Moms, need to take a close look at our role in that.
Have we taken ownership of it?
What can we do that we have not done before?
What is something new we could create in that area?
The power in being a Mom is taking on our role in America. That is why our car decals say ”Bring it ON! I’m a MOM!” and "Label GMOS!"
On July 4th, we took on GMOs and did something new. For most of us, we had not marched in a parade since Girl Scouts and we never even considered being an activist. The majority of us are not radicals, we are not political, we are not doing this for certain religious reasons, we are simply Moms who care about the future of our children. We know that 64 other countries have banned or label GMOs and we march for that freedom here in the USA. We are angry about GMOs but we Moms know that other Mom’s are most likely to consider information when it’s delivered in non threatening way. Moms know that love works. So we marched with patriotism and pride to be in America’s biggest traditional community event. We marched with love, a friendly attitude and joyous smiles. We were supported by wonderful husbands, partners, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends and kids. People who care about health and freedom marched for no personal gain. We took on GMOs, were mostly received with cheers and wonder, ( when have most Moms been CHEERED at for talking about GMOs before??? Never! This was so empowering!!!) and we have never been prouder of our great nation.
Sierra Madre, CA Boise Idaho
Riverton, NJ Savoy, IL Carnation, WA
Love was all the motivation we need to march down our main street, bravely in the rain alone, like Mom Samantha in Frankfurt, Kentucky or in 107 degree heat like Jessica Denning and over 70 supporters, in Carmichael CA We sang, chanted, waved, smiled and cheered along with the surprised and delighted supporters. We also looked our neighbors in the eye and gave them GMO info flyers or held a banner and signs that brought a new message to thousands lining the streets that did not know about GMOs. We could see them wondering, turning to their neighbors and asking “What is a GMO?”. Our hearts leaped for joy when a neighbor said “Genetically Modified Organism.” Mom’s Mission Accomplished.
Huntington Beach, CA Biggest Parade on West Coast Dedicated Dad on Unicycle
Lake Forest, CA Bee Car Alameda, CA SF Bay area Longest Parade
The love for our children is our fuel. We have a never ending source of that love. This is just the beginning. Moms Across America will not stop until GM food is labeled and off our tables. We will continue to stand for, march for, sing for and chant for “Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids”.
Mendocino, CA Springfield, Missouri
Blaine, WA Madison, CT
Denver , CO Lancaster , PA
With Love, from Moms Across America
With Thanks to our partners the CA State Grage, LabelGMOs.org and sponsors Dr. Bronner's , NYR Organic, Nature's Path, Organic valley, OMG ohmygreen.com and Nutivia and everyone who donated.