Amy Schumer, Eva Longoria and More Call on Congress to Pay Moms $2,400 a Month

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In the latest mothers-deserve-more news, 50 prominent women banded together to encourage President Joe Biden to implement a “Marshall Plan for Moms” in his first 100 days in office. The letter, with its 50 signatures, ran as a full-page ad in the print edition of The New York Times.

The letter requests a $2,400 monthly stipend for moms throughout the US, based on need, to make up for the decimation of many moms’ careers—two million women left the workforce in 2020—and the “invisible” unpaid labor of caregiving brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. They also want a task force to tackle moms’ issues and the passing of “long overdue policies like paid family leave, affordable childcare and pay equity.” The letter rightfully refers to mothers as the “bedrock of society.”

The plea was organized by Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani and included…

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