American moms have far more power today than they realize, even in the toughest of times—and with their faith in God, their belief in themselves, and their enduring love and care for their children and grandchildren, they can seize that power and do work of long-lasting importance for their families and for our nation during their time on this earth.
That’s one of the key messages of Kimberly Fletcher, president and founder of Moms for America, who spoke exclusively to Christian News Journal for its new video series, “Three Questions.”
Right now, “there are so many crazy things going on,” Fletcher told CNJ editor Corine Gatti-Santillo. “In particular, since early January of this year, we’ve been flooded with emails and phone calls from moms and even men from all around the country, just completely frustrated [with what’s going on this country today]—and one of the moms even said that with so much coming at us, it feels suffocating.”
Yet Fletcher stressed faith—faith in God, faith in oneself, faith to affect change—and taking a leadership role in standing up for traditional values of family, faith, country, and liberty.
“I really don’t know how you can possibly navigate through the problems we’re facing today without having a strong faith and being rooted in that faith,” she said. “Those of us who are Christians know that this isn’t a war for outcome. We already know who wins this war. This is a battle for casualties, a war for casualties. And the battles that we face are going to determine how many casualties we have. I don’t want my children and grandchildren to be [among] those casualties,” she added.
Parents in America today—moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, and more—can have their greatest impact and influence at home and close to home, Fletcher stressed.
“Moms don’t realize how powerful their influence is—and grandmothers, too. The women of this country are literally the heartbeat of the nation. So whichever way the nation goes, we’re determining it. While we may feel like we’re completely helpless or suffocating with all of these things that are coming at us, the best thing we can do is find out what our rights are, where they come from, and how to effectively exercise them.”
Fletcher said that her group is all about “giving your history and heritage back to you—to help you realize the godly heritage of America and empower you with the tools and resources to be able to promote a love of liberty in your home, in your community, and through your vote.”
Fletcher founded Moms for America in 2004, in Dayton, Ohio, as a national nonprofit educational corporation and national movement. Its mission, she explained, is to build “a foundation of liberty in the homes of America, through the mothers of America, to raise a new generation of patriots and heal our nation from the inside out.” The group maintains a robust website with information, engagement, inspiration—including “Mom Talks”—and much more.
Fletcher also talked to CNJ about standing up against today’s harmful and hurtful “cancel culture.”
Whether it’s speaking out against the “cancellation” of books because they’re allegedly not “culturally responsive” enough, or scores of other troubling instances of “cancellation” by woke crowds with a far-left liberal agenda, “Moms don’t realize just how powerful our voices are,” said Fletcher. “Those phone calls that we make, those emails that we send—they don’t take long to do, but they have a huge impact. And whether it’s a business or an elected official [who’s receiving that contact], whoever it is will tell you that getting one email is like getting a hundred emails … When you write a letter or make a phone call, it’s magnified.”
Moms, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and so many others need to stand up in this country for what they believe, and to do so, without fear, for their children and their grandchildren—and their futures, she believes.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Kimberly Fletcher is married to a retired Air Force officer and is the mother of eight children. She has more than 20 years of experience in grassroots activism, including working on two presidential campaigns and serving as director of operations for the Dayton Ohio Victory Center in the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign. She helped build the Dayton Tea Party to over 15,000 members by focusing on education and local issues—and was vice president of the Dayton Tea Party from 2009 to 2010.
Her husband, Derek, dedicated 27 years of his life to service in the U.S. Air Force. He worked on the Inaugural Committee for George W. Bush, was combat camera liaison for the Pentagon press core, served several deployments, and did a tour of duty in Iraq.
Watch CNJ’s exclusive interview with Moms for America’s Kimberly Fletcher here.
Maureen Mackey is a writer, editor, web content executive, and regular contributor to Christian News Journal.