“We believe it would be a disservice not to use our platform to say loudly and clearly, We Are With Her!”
MomsLA is a business. We are a registered LLC, we pay taxes and we have clients. But we’re also a platform that has always, in our small way, attempted to stand up for women and children. The focus of our business has changed over the years from one that talks about our lives raising kids to one that talks about services for parents from summer camps to after school programs to fun things to do in Los Angeles with kids.
As a business, it might not be the smartest thing to take sides. But we believe it would be a disservice not to use our platform to say loudly and clearly that We Are With Her! We are 100 percent supporting Hillary Clinton, the candidate who speaks with dignity and clarity about how she will lead the country.
There are so many reasons to support her, but fundamentally it comes down to this; the impact of a Trump presidency would be detrimental to our children’s future. Trump doesn’t appear to understand how government works or have any interest in current events. He’s a hate-monger who feeds off of people’s fear.
We teach our children not to be bullies so why would we ever support one? He has time and again resorted to name-calling. He has made fun of disabled people, called Mexicans rapists, used the words like fat, ugly, pig and dog when describing women and told a woman to “Be quiet” during a press conference. We will not be quiet.
We will not be quiet because we don’t think it’s right to stand by and let a Trump presidency happen. We can’t look back and tell our children that we didn’t say something because we were worried we’d lose blog followers or brand sponsors.
It’s not just that we are against Donald Trump and everything he stands for; we believe in Hillary Clinton. We believe in her because she represents us; hardworking mothers who aren’t flashy and who don’t talk in sound bites, but work their asses off to make the world a better place. She’s not going to have you jumping off your couch, whooping at the television when she gives a speech, but she’ll go to work every day and continue to make the country great. Not just for white men. Not just for the 1 percent. Not just for herself. For Us.
The president himself said it best. Hillary Clinton is more qualified than he was or even her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to be president. She’s qualified. She’s dignified. She is 100 percent the best candidate for president. And we believe in her.
Michelle Obama said in her speech on Monday night, “And look, there were plenty of moments when Hillary could have decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that she was tired of being picked apart for how she looks or how she talks or even how she laughs. But here’s the thing. What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life.”
And we will not quit on her.
Yvonne Condes is the Editor and co-Founder of MomsLA.