Chatham Moms for Change (formerly Chatham Moms for Hillary) is a grassroots organization formed before the 2016 election to rally support in Chatham, NJ, for Hillary Clinton's presidential race. What started as moms looking to unite with one another around a shared interest, has blossomed into a group of over 800 members. (Uterus not needed!) Chatham Moms for Change has built a community of support that allows our members to have a voice representing them at all levels of government and community involvement. Our organization provides members a safe space to share information and ideas while inspiring and empowering each other to spearhead service projects, celebrate the diversity of our community, RUN FOR OFFICE, campaign for candidates, stand where we see injustice and generally become engaged. An important part of this engagement, is educating our members about all levels of the political system and our democracy.
CMFC hosted the 1st Annual International Pot Luck dinner. Over 75 Countries were represented and many families enjoyed breaking bread and learning about each others culture through food,
A CMFC Member created a multi-level program geared toward children to showcase the diversity of The Chathams through a fun, hands on learning experience. Participants "traveled" around the world each session, learning about different cultures each time. CFMC members help facilitate, teach and create the curriculum used. We are hopeful this programs with continue.
A CMFC Member spearheaded a community wide MLK Day activity, partnered with our local Library. Chatham residents were encouraged to decorate bags in messages of peace and place them outside their homes. CMFC helped light up the night and spread hope and love throughout the Chathams.
CMFC has organized several groups that have March locally, in NYC and in DC. Our members have gathered to March for Women and to support Gun Control. We have made signs, held hands and raised our voices. We will continue pound the pavement and organize our movement forward.
CMFC held the first ever LIVE Facebook Town Hall for US Congressional Candidate Mikie Sherrill. CMFC provided the community with a social media/twitter seminar to help them engage in a meaningful way. CMFC will continue to use social media to support political candidates, spread our mission and connect our community.
CMFC has made it a part of our mission to be a constant presence at our Communities Town and Borough meetings. From Board of Education, Enviroment Committiee, Planning Board, City Council etc. We have become the voice of our members. We educate ourselves on the issues and make it a point to speak up for those who can not be there.
CMFC needs support in helping engage our community in areas of cultural diversity, environmental protection, gun law reform, access to education for our youth. It is our hope to create a culture here in The Chathams, where all ideas are welcome and embraced. Where change and progress is encouraged.
CMFC has helped inspire and empower women to run for for office. It is now our responsibility to continue to support them in their bid for office. CMFC needs help in doing just that! It will take all of us to help them succeed, as we continue to turn The Chathams "blue" and lift up our fellow females. We need help in getting out the vote, canvassing, postcard writing and petition signing. It's the boots on the ground that make the biggest difference.
CMFC will be here for any person who is looking to explore a bid for political office. We will educate, facilitate and help you every step of the way. We will be your support system!
CFMC has seen first hand how important it is to be present at our local meetings. Whether they be the Township Committee, Borough Council, or Board of Education. We know attending the Planning Board, Enviromental Committee and other local sub-committee meetings, makes an impact. CMFC has made it our mission to have a group be a presences with a shared voice and goal. We help educate the members attending the meetings and give them the support they need to feel confident to speak for what is important to them. We need people who can help us be heard.
CFMC is constantly looking for ways to educate ourselves and our members. The importance of staying current on local, state and federal politics is apparent in it's ever changing landscape. The more we understand about the issues and the policies, the more we can affect change!
CMFC has held several trainings in the past and is always looking to our members talents and expertise to provide more. From "How to use Social Media Effectively" and "What is a Bill." To "How to Run for Office" and "How to Become a Canvasser."
CMFC prides ourselves on being ever-evolving and open to change. We want our members to bring to the organization issues that are important to them. We will continue to grow and expand our reach beyond Chatham and hopeful inspire others around us to become a part of something bigger then them.
Chatham, New Jersey