Liuba Grechen made history while running for Congress as a mom — now she’s launched a PAC to help other moms get elected.
“When I ran for Congress, one of the hardest parts was figuring out how to do it with babies,” she explained. “There is no playbook for running for office — and there’s definitely no playbook for women running with babies.”
Grechen petitioned the Federal Election Commission to receive federal approval to spend campaign funds on child care — a decision that broke barriers for parents running for office. Now she’s taking on another feat — helping more moms run for office.
“Even after last year’s women’s wave, our representatives are still overwhelmingly male, wealthy, and older than 50,” she stated. “There are only 25 moms with young children in Congress, but there are over 100 dads with young kids.”
Grechen says we need more moms who know at a visceral level what it’s like to experience things like not having paid family leave, and trying to find affordable child care and health care. That’s why she’s launching Vote Mama — the first PAC to endorse, support, fund, and mentor moms with young children running for office.
“We had no playbook on how to run — so Vote Mama is making one and I cannot wait to support, encourage, and help fund more moms who are running for office,” she said.