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Moms for America Groups
provide organized group formats for moms to unite within their own communities.
Moms for America Groups create community connections that nurture liberty, empower moms, and strengthen families. If women meet once a month, by the end of a year they will have more knowledge and understanding of the Constitution and the principles of liberty than most elected officials, judges, and lawyers in America… and we have anecdotal evidence to prove it!
What Inspires You?
Moms meet in discussion groups and there is not one way that is the “right way”. You and your group will have the best insight into the types of activities, information and stories that will inspire you. For that reason, Moms For America will provide various stories, quotes, articles, etc. that your group can read and choose from.
Whatever inspires you, or that you feel inspired to share, is what you should use within your group. When something inspires you, it will naturally be evident when you present it to the group, and then they will be inspired as well.
Using all these resources, inspiring stories, relatable examples and personal experiences, moms will learn the principles and values of liberty in a way that instantly resonates with them.
There are Four Moms for America Group Formats to Choose From
We provide the basic structure, guidance and resources – but the format that you choose for your meetings is completely up to you!
Getting Started & Communicating With Your Moms for America Group
Interested in joining or starting a Cottage Meeting or Moms for America Group? Connect with our Moms for America Group manager by filling out the contact form. The Moms for America Group manager will help you get started and get connected with local moms who have said, YES, to the Cottage Meeting Project. New Moms for America Groups are starting everywhere and if we don’t have one near you, we encourage you to start one.
The beauty of Moms for America Groups is that they can begin simply – with you and your circle of friends. Group leaders may consider starting a Facebook group or utilize other internet tools for group communication and to advertise events. It is a convenient way to send meeting reminders, share information and communicate with each other. If you would prefer, you can designate your group as “private” so only those in your group can participate.
When determining the day and time of your first meeting, choose the time you think will be most convenient to everyone. Those who can come, will come and then you can all decide as a group the best day and time to meet in the future. Having a scheduled date everyone can count on will help keep the attendance and participation consistent but you will also need to be flexible.
We’re Your Support Team
It is our goal to do everything we can to make your experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. You are not just hosting meetings, you are the leader of your group and as such, the designated point of contact for Moms for America. This gives you direct access to our support team to help make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Your communication with your liaison will help us all learn and grow together.
Is There a Cost to Start Up a Moms for America Group?
No, there is no cost to start up a Moms for America Group! Once you decide what format your group will follow, there might be a small associated cost for the particular program. For example, the Cottage Meeting Project has a resource guide that must be purchased, and a Hostess Kit that is recommended.
How Much Time is Involved?
How much time is involved and how often you meet, is really up to you as the Moms for America Group leader and the availability of your group. Every group will be unique. Meetings should be kept to about 1 to 1 ½ hours unless you are showing a film. Just make sure your group is informed so they can plan accordingly. Cottage Meeting Projects and Family Lobby Groups will probably need to meet longer because of the way they are designed. Two to four hours is probably a good average for these types of groups.
Most of all, enjoy the experience. You will make many friendships and build a foundation of freedom that will linger in your heart and home and bless this nation for years to come.
Are There Specific Guidelines to Follow?
When hosting a Moms for America Group, you are free to follow any format/organization/meeting schedule that fits the needs of your group.
However PLEASE NOTE:
- These local groups are not official chapters but can be directly affiliated with MFA.
- Local groups and their leaders are not authorized to speak on behalf of the organization in media or in print.
- Local groups and their leaders are not authorized to utilize our logo for advertising purposes without authorization from Moms for America national leadership team.
- Moms for America® is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. MomLinks meetings (including the Cottage Meeting Project) are for educational purposes only. Moms for America Groups cannot be used for political campaigns or the endorsement of political parties or candidates. You can, however, hold educational forums such as town halls with elected representatives and “meet the candidate” events. When holding candidate town halls, all candidates for the specific position need to be invited even if they choose not to attend. They don’t have to be present for you to hold the meeting, they just all need to be invited.
If hosting a Cottage Meeting Project, we require that you only use approved resources and materials designated by the board and staff of Moms for America. This not only protects the integrity of the project, it also saves the hostess a great deal of research time. There is a Leaders Resource Portal with a wide variety of resources to inspire you.