Today in America, moms face a plethora of issues that directly impact on their ability to raise happy, healthy families.
From the rising costs of healthcare premiums, to the need to increase pay through strong economic growth, to the belief that elected officials are not responsive to the needs of its constituents, there are many facets to raising families which concern today’s mothers. These are separate and apart from the everyday concerns attendant to motherhood like the quality of neighborhood schools, crime rates in communities and the cost of sending children to college.
This past Wednesday, August 15th, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, and Ranking Member of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, joined forces with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to host the MOMs SUMMIT: Addressing the Needs of America’s Families at Houston Community College’s Central campus.
Congresswoman Jackson Lee, together with Leader Pelosi, convened stakeholders at the gathering to discuss the Democratic Party’s ‘For the People’ agenda that advances solutions to the challenges facing today’s mothers and families. Attendees heard from various experts, leaders in academia and elected officials who discussed solutions for the challenges facing mothers and their families today.
Attendees also received free diapers, free lunch and other special gifts.