Prominent male allies run a full-page ad in the Washington Post calling on Congress to support the Marshall Plan for Mothers

“We are in a childcare crisis, women are most of the economic crisis, and the pandemic has undone decades of strides towards achieving equality for women,” he said Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “This is a national crisis that requires courageous solutions – we cannot afford anything less. Today’s action shows that women are not alone: ​​this is a broad coalition and a growing movement to finally appreciate the work of women.”

More than 2 million women have left the U.S. workforce since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, according to a report from the National Women’s Law Center September 2020 The Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men.

“Mothers face the brunt of this pandemic and it is up to all of us to make sure we give them the relief and compensation they deserve,” he said Craig Newmark, Founders of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. “So I’m investing in the Marshall Plan for Mothers so that we can continue to raise awareness and encourage our elected leaders to take action now.”

Congressman earlier this month Grace Meng (D-NY) introduced the Marshall Plan for Mothers (H.Res.121), a bold and comprehensive law to revitalize and restore women in the workforce, and the first of its kind to be a transformative investment in support of mothers demanded those who were severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“If more than 30 years of progress for women in the workforce can be erased in 9 months, the underlying system is broken,” read the letter that appeared in a full-page ad in the Washington Post today. “It’s time to create a new structure that works for women, that respects and values ​​their work. Men play a role.”

Male allies who signed the letter are as follows:

Tim Allen,; Brendon Ayanbadejo, NFL Champion & West Coast Fitness; Justin Baldoni, Filmmaker & entrepreneur; Ramin Bastani, Healthvana; Vijay ChatthaVSC; Don Cheadle;; Tom Colicchio;; Victor Cruz;; Seth Curry;; Steph Curry;; Mike de la Rocha, Revolve Impact; Winston Duke;; Arne Duncan, Emerson Collective; Andy DunnMonica + Andy; Colin Farrell;; Stew Friedman, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania;; Scott Galloway, NYU Professor; Jason Winston George;; Jeremy Goldberg, LeagueApps; Adam Grant, Author and organizational psychologist; George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU UHE; Hill Harper; Aaron Holiday645 ventures; Anthony Abraham Jack, Professor, Harvard University;; John B. King Jr., Former US Secretary of Education and The Education Trust; Sundeep Madra, Entrepreneur; JR Martinez, actor & veteran; Nihal Mehta, Eniac Ventures; Maurício Mota, wise conversation; Craig Newmark, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies; Alexis Ohanian776; Brian O’KelleyWaybridge; Jacques-Philippe Piverger, Entrepreneur; Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Writer, religious leader; JJ Redick; Robert Reffkin, Compass; Alberto Retana, Community coalition; Doc Rivers;; Dan RosensweigChegg; Mark K. Shriver‘Save the children; Michael Skolnik, The Soze Agency; Devaraj SouthworthThirstie, Inc .; Baratunde ThurstonHow to be with Baratunde Citizens; Vivek J. Tiwary, Tiwary Entertainment Group; Jose Antonio Vargas placeholder image;; Fred WilsonUPS; Andrew Yang;; Ben Yarrow, West Wing Writers; Jeremiah “Ice” Younossi, Music Agent & Author; and Jeffrey Zurofsky, Entrepreneur & activist.

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The full text of the full-page ad in the Washington Post reads as follows:

Dear United States Congress:

In January, 50 celebrity women called for a Marshall Plan for Mothers: a bold, 360-degree plan to get women back to work that includes:

Direct payments to mothers whose paid work in the workforce has been replaced by invisible, unpaid work at home.

Overdue policies like paid family leave, affordable childcare and equal pay.

Retraining programs to ensure that women can fill the vacancies.

Plans to safely reopen schools 5 days a week.

We stand by them. We now need a Marshall Plan for mothers.

If more than 30 years of progress for women in the workforce can be erased in 9 months, the underlying system is broken. It’s time to create a new structure that works for women who respect and value their work.

Men play a role.

As partners and fathers, we need to start doing our part at home. Studies show we fail.

As a majority of employers, we also need to provide more protection and flexibility for working mothers and end the “maternity sentence” that punishes them for exercising.

President Biden and Vice President Harris have called the maternal crisis a “national emergency”. Do we agree? For this we need Congress to pass a national solution: a Marshall Plan for Mothers.

Women have been fighting for equality for centuries. Now is the time to end this struggle and rebuild our economy so that we can finally appreciate the work of women.


Girls Who Code is an international not-for-profit organization committed to bridging the gender gap in technology and leading the movement, inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with the computer literacy needed to create opportunities for age 21st Century to use. Since launching in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 500 million people through its work and 300,000 girls through its personal programming. College-aged Girls Who Code alumni declare majors in computer science and related fields 15 times the US average. In 2018, the organization was named # 1 Most Innovative Nonprofit on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Follow the organization on social media @GirlsWhoCode.

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